Old Street Area Guide – Part Three Things to Do

There are plenty of things to do in and around Old Street, EC1. Part three of our area guide contains a round-up of all our favourites. 


The Barbican

Offering everything from dance to poetry, The Barbican is a hub of entertainment with something to suit everyone. The centre also includes a selection of places to eat and a conservatory – perfect for a full day adventure. 


Address: Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Telephone: 020 7638 8891


King Square Gardens

If you’re looking for an easy way to entertain the kids on a nice day, look no further than King Square Gardens. The park includes a sandpit, interactive water play feature and plenty of swings and slides to keep everyone active. 


Address: Lever Street, London, EC1

Telephone: 020 7527 2000


LSO St Luke’s

Situated in an historic, 18th-century Grade I-listed church is London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). LSO runs a community music education programme and hosts a diverse selection of artists and groups which are well worth checking out. 


Address: 161 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NG

Telephone: 020 7638 8891


Whitecross Street Market

Open from Wednesday to Friday each week, you’ll find cuisines from all over the world at Whitecross Street Market. It’s the perfect food option – especially if everyone fancies something different for lunch.


Address: Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8JL


Modern Art

This small art gallery, positioned in a converted pre-war factory, is not to be underestimated. Featuring a diverse assortment of frequently changing artists, you’re sure to find some impressive and thought-provoking work.


Address: 4-8 Helmet Row, London, EC1V 3QJ
Telephone: 020 7299 7950


Spitalfields City Farm

Located just a short walk away from Old Street is Spitalfields City Farm. In addition to the assortment of farm animals and exotic birds, be sure to take a look at the upcoming events at the farm which include helping out in the garden and feeding.


Address: Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR
Telephone: 020 7247 8762   


First Thursdays

There are some fantastic galleries across East London that are well worth a visit, many of which run free events and exhibitions on the first Thursday of every month. Additionally, museums stay open until 9pm -  making it the perfect post-work winddown. 


Address: Various



This relatively unknown Grade I-listed building is a remarkable sight to behold. At over 800 years old, it’s steeped in history and tradition. Admire the impressive architecture for free whilst being sure to appreciate the Guildhall Art Gallery, which is rich in Victorian art.


Address: Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH

Telephone: 020 7332 1313


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