Thistle City Barbican Hotel - London

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

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

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

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 boasts positioning close to Bank Of England Museum, Clerkenwell and Bloomsbury, offering 463 rooms and featuring a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a solarium. Featuring European architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2007.

The property enjoys great location within minutes of banks, exhibition centers and business centers. Nestled in the financial district and 4 km from the city center.

The hotel is situated near a tower, a palace and a cathedral.

This hotel is only 550 meters from Angel underground station. The property is located within a 15 km distance of London City airport.

Rooms

This deluxe hotel provides elegant rooms equipped with a refrigerator, pay television, heating, cable TV with on-demand movies and an iron with ironing board. Bathrooms are fitted with a walk-in shower, a hairdryer and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The non-smoking restaurant treats guests with British meals in an informal setting. Guests can try coffee, refreshments and bottled beers served in the café bar. Offering a variety of dishes, Central Fish and Aqua Shard are just about 50 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a conference room, an exhibition space and a banquet hall together with friendly staff.

Relax

A steam room, a health club and a spa area are available on site. For active guests, there are a fitness centre and a gym at the hotel.

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
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • 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
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car 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

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
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex 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
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 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

hotel Thistle City Barbican Hotel - London London location
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Hotel Address:

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

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City Center
  • London
    3.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Old Street Station
    700 m
  • London Liverpool Street
    1.5 km
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    800 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  2 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 Double Room
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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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
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

TSU - PREMIUM ROOM – NON REFUNDABLE. BED & BREAKFAST

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, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • 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
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • 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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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Thistle City Barbican photos Room Accessible Double Room
Premier Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Pay TV
Room Description:

Twin Room Premier

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

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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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
  • 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 King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

1 King Bed, Non-Smoking, Standard Room

Standard Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    23 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 3 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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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
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

QUD - FAMILY ROOM - NON REFUNDABLE. BED & BREAKFAST

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Thistle City Barbican photos Room Family Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Premium Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|PREMIUM ROOM 1 DOUBLE BED AIR CONDITIONING FREE WIFI ( Breakfast )

Premium Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
Room Description:

Deluxe|PREMIUM ROOM 1 KING BED AIR CONDITIONING FREE WIFI FLAT SCREEN TV ( Breakfast )

Thistle City Barbican Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Barbican Art Centre900 m

Popular areas

  • Hoxton Square1.0 km

Places of interest

  • City University London500 m
  • Silicon Roundabout600 m
  • William Wallace memorial1.0 km
  • O2 Academy1.0 km
  • St Peter's Italian Church1.0 km
  • Saint Bartholomew the Great Church1.0 km

Train stations

  • Old Street Station600 m

Convention centers

Shopping areas

  • Exmouth Market800 m

Museums

Theaters

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

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • St. Paul's Cathedral1.5 km
    St. Paul's Churchyard, London
  • Dr. Johnson's House1.6 km
    17 Gough Square, London
  • Greenwich Heritage Centre1.7 km
    Artillery Square, London
  • St. Mary-le-Bow1.5 km
    Cheapside, London
  • Richmond Park1.7 km
    Richmond upon Thames, London

Near the hotel

  • Islington Museum530 m
    245 St John Street, London
  • Wesley's Chapel, House and Museum of Methodism780 m
    49 City Road, London
  • Church of St. Bartholomew the Great930 m
    West Smithfield, London
  • Museum of London1.1 km
    150 London Wall, London
  • The Museum of the Order of St John730 m
    St John's Gate, London
  • Barbican Gallery880 m
    Barbican Centre, London
  • Camden Passage1.0 km
    Angel, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Central Fish20 m

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

    79% likes this, based on 125 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 25

  • Fifteen Restaurant430 m

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

    51% likes this, based on 947 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 37

  • 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: GBP 28 - GBP 28

  • 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    463
Hotels nearby
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4 stars
0.7 km
The Rookery
4 stars
0.9 km
Hoxton Hotel London
4 stars
1.0 km
The One Tun
4 stars
2 km
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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 316 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

hotel Thistle City Barbican Hotel - London London location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    3.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Old Street Station
    700 m
  • London Liverpool Street
    1.5 km
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    800 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    463