Thistle City Barbican - London

ex. Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS  show map
 3 stars
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Thistle City Barbican - London

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Verified Reviews:

  • Food in the hotel is good - Leisure club was great - Bar has a good atmosphere
  • Rooms were large - Breakfast was lovely - Staff were friendly and helpful
  • Bathroom was new - Sauna - Steam room and swimming pool
  • Room was clean and well maintained - Service was poor - Pretty far from barbican and old street tube stations
  • Rooms very modern - Great swimming pool and gym - Shuttle service to some stations

Overview

Thistle City Barbican Hotel is situated in a vibrant area of London, 2.8 km from Tower Bridge. Built in 1968 and remodeled in 2007, the deluxe hotel combines European architecture and modern facilities.

The property is ideally situated next to Angel subway station. Thistle City Barbican Hotel is located in Islington district next to a theater, a cathedral and a museum.

Business opportunities at business centers and exhibition centers nearby as well as a meeting room, an exhibition space and a movie projector on-site are available.

20 minutes' drive from London City airport and 15 minutes' walk to Old Street train station.

Rooms

The property provides elegant guestrooms including private flat, premium twin room for single use and standard twin room for single use. Decorated in standard design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a hairdryer, a walk-in shower and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The large restaurant opens from 7 am to 10 pm and offers British cuisine. Guests are invited to the Comotion bar to unwind with a drink. 120 Central Brasserie and Central Fish are located within 50 meters away.

Services

Car and bicycle rental services are available on site.

Relax

Treatment facilities feature beauty therapy, steam baths and Turkish bath. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness center to keep active guests fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at GBP 30 per day.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   463.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Changing of linen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

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City Center
  • London
    3.2 km
Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    10.5 km
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
    25.7 km
Train Stations
  • Old Street Station
    700 m
  • London Liverpool Street
    1.5 km
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    900 m
  • Old Street
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • Central Fish
    20 m
  • 120 Central Brasserie
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    463

Rooms and availability

Thistle City Barbican photos Room Deluxe King Room
Premium Twin Room
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable network connection
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

SGL - PREMIUM ROOM – NON REFUNDABLE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Thistle City Barbican photos Room Deluxe King Room
Premium King Room
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Premium Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Premium Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Free WiFi, an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and air-conditioning are featured in this room.

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Premium Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Free WiFi, an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and air-conditioning are featured in this room.

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    17 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Cable network connection
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Our standard twin bedded rooms are furnished to a high standard, with cozy beds, free Internet, flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary toiletries as a minimum, we are sure you will want to stay!

Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Media:TV with freeview
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Triple. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Quad (2ad+2ch)

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 3 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This family room features a satellite TV, view and electric kettle.

Family King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Media:TV with freeview
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM 1 KING WITH SOFA BED FREE WIFI IN ROOM SAFE FLAT SCREEN TV WITH FREEVIEW ( Breakfast )

Thistle City Barbican photos Room Family Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Thistle City Barbican photos Room Family Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Private Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

A flat-screen satellite TV, private bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities are featured in this room.

Thistle City Barbican Location

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • City University London500 m
  • Silicon Roundabout600 m
  • William Wallace memorial1.0 km
  • St Peter's Italian Church1.0 km

Train stations

  • Old Street Station600 m

Convention centers

  • Barbican Centre800 m

Shopping areas

  • Exmouth Market800 m

Theaters

  • Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd700 m
  • Sadlers Wells800 m
  • Barbican Hall900 m

Underground stations

  • Old Street500 m
  • Barbican800 m
  • Angel800 m
  • Barbican Centre800 m
  • Farringdon900 m

Local attractions

  • St. Paul\'s Cathedral1.5 km
    St Paul's Churchyard
  • One New Change1.5 km
    1 New Change
  • St Paul\'s Church 1.6 km
    Coffey Street Mary Ann Gardens, Deptford
  • British Museum2.3 km
    Great Russell Street
  • Bank of England Museum1.6 km
    1 Bartholomew Lane

Near the hotel

  • Ironmonger Row Baths 180 m
    1-11 70 Ironmonger Row
  • Victoria Miro Gallery 330 m
    16 Wharf Road
  • Whitecross Street Market570 m
    Whitecross Street Islington Council
  • Sadler's Wells & Lilian Baylis Studio700 m
    Rosebery Avenue, London
  • Food at 52280 m
    96 Central Street
  • Islington Museum540 m
    245 St. John Street
  • Sadler's Wells710 m
    Roseberry Avenue, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Central Fish20 m

    Address: 149-151 Central St
    Phone: (020)-7253-0229

    79% likes this, based on 125 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 4 - NZD 45

  • Fifteen Restaurant430 m

    Address: 15 Westland Place
    Phone: 44 (0) 203 375 1515

    51% likes this, based on 947 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: NZD 34 - NZD 68

  • Burger King100 m

    Address: Gloucester Road

    62% likes this, based on 15 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • 120 Central Brasserie20 m

    Address: 120 Central Street,
    Phone: +44 (0)20 7956 6000

    51% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Price Range: NZD 50 - NZD 51

  • Aqua Shard200 m

    Address: Level 31, The Shard
    Phone: +(44)02030111256

    66% likes this, based on 375 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary, British

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    463
Cities nearby
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  • Brentford hotels - 13 km
  • New Malden hotels - 13 km
  • Beckenham hotels - 14 km
  • Kingston upon Thames (Greater London) hotels - 16 km
  • Ilford hotels - 15 km
  • Wallington hotels - 15 km

Thistle City Barbican Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle City Barbican

Average guest rating

6.0out of 10
Good
Based on 320 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    well located for City area

    the annex across the road from the hotel where we were put was badly in need of refurbishment double room was small sparsely furnished

  • Single
    6.4

    Attractive lobby with restaurant in view - felt welcoming and inviting. Pool was very nice and change rooms clean and well equipped

    Can use maintenance checks and updating: bar fridge did not work - but another was brought quickly to room. Suggest maintenance checks on ceiling fan and heating/cooling unit - both noisy.

  • Single
    5.4

    the fact that because of the volcano erruption I had to extend my stay the rate went from 133 per night to 265 per night is very disappointing, the fact that they would take advantage of an unfortunate situation and a standed traveller means I will not stay at this hotle agian.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    The courtesy of the Staff, and the helpfulness and knowledge of the surrounding area, enabling us to get around (not knowing the area!)

    Buffet-style breakfast left items of which, cold due to being left some considerable time out in the open

  • Single
    5.4

    price / location

    yes - my single room was so small that the toilet door wouldn't open as it hit the toilet !

  • Single
    5.8

    I have stayed at the hotel previously and knew the location. It was convenient for my business.

    The room was small and extremely hot. Although I did not have to check-out until 1200hrs on leaving. The floor staff tried to access my room prior to this time on a number of occassions. I was working on my computer and their intervention was excessive

  • Single
    6.6

    Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming.

    Room was a bit small and there was no herbal tea bags.

  • Single
    7.0

    The main attraction for me is that this hotel has a pool which is unusual for central London hotels at this price. The staff are also friendly.

    The location isn't great, and it can be very noisy owing to the number of teenage tour groups partying in the corridors, but that was not a problem this time.

  • Couple
    9.2

    excellent value for money, wasn't expecting something as nice as that for what we paid.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Old furnish , not worth the price .

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    I only used it to stay over night. I did not use anyother area of the hotel.

  • Single
    7.0

    The opportunity to relax in the spa and the extended breakfast times allowing people not to rush in the morning for their meals.

    I didn't like the position of my single room as the location was quite noisy overlooking the main road. I would stay again but if travelling alone would ask for a much quieter room.

  • Single
    4.6

    Not a particularly convenient part of London.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    Central location

    Poorly maintained, neglected facilities, dark rooms, uncomfortable beds, no extra pillows or blankets

  • Single
    7.0

    Reasonable price compared to other hotels. Clean rooms and friendly efficient service.

    Was quite stuffy in room, air conditioning unit in room was quite noisy.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    3.2 km
Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    10.5 km
  • London Heathrow (LHR)
    25.7 km
Train Stations
  • Old Street Station
    700 m
  • London Liverpool Street
    1.5 km
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    900 m
  • Old Street
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • Central Fish
    20 m
  • 120 Central Brasserie
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    463