Barbican and Golden Lane Area Strategy (part of the City of London cultural hub), EC2

The Barbican area is home to an extraordinary concentration of cultural attractions, venues and activities, many internationally renowned. Over the next five years, substantial change will impact the Barbican and Golden Lane area, including the arrival of Crossrail at Moorgate and Farringdon in 2018, set to bring new audiences and visitors directly into the district. In addition, the City of London has ambitious plans to develop the area into a cultural hub. This dynamic cultural and development context has driven the agenda to develop a strategy framework for the district that combines a holistic reconsideration of the use and function of its streets and spaces for the benefit of all its communities, and a future vision for the cultural hub.