Barbican tube station
Barbican is a London Underground and mainline rail station serving the Barbican Centre in the City of London. It is on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines between Farringdon and Moorgate. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.
The station when first open was called “Aldersgate Street”, this being the name of the street on which it stands. This changed to “Aldersgate” then “Aldersgate and Barbican” before settling on the present name.
From the far (western) ends of the platforms may be seen the beginnings of the complex of tunnels leading under Smithfield meat market. Livestock for the market was at one time delivered by rail and there was a substantial goods yard under the market.