Thistle City Barbican Hotel - London

Central Street, Clerkenwell, 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 public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Reflex massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

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

The four-star Thistle City Barbican is situated near the city center and financial area.

This traditional hotel offers a fitness center and indoor pool.

All 463 elegant rooms are complete with BT Openzone Wi-Fi and flat screen TV with free view.

The 120 Central Brasserie serves British and European dishes and CoMotion Bar offers a selection of drinks.

Barbican Tube Station is within 10 minutes walking.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   463.

Rooms

All spacious and elegant rooms feature air conditioning, BT Openzone Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, direct dial phone, flat screen LCD TV with free view, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, mini-bar, radio, safe, TV with remote control and work desk.

Dining options

Breakfast is served daily at the Brasserie.

The 120 Central Brasserie serves British and European dishes and boasts of contemporary surrounding.

Bar 120 is open for an after work drink.

CoMotion Bar offers bar food and a selection of drinks.

Services

The conference rooms feature up-to-date equipment.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 6 per hour.

Leisure

The hotel offers a sauna, fitness center, solarium, Spa & Wellness Center, massage, hot tub, Turkish/Steam bath, indoor pool.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at GBP 25 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Central Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

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City Center
  • London
    3.2km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Liverpool Street Station
    1.6km
  • City Thameslink
    1.6km
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    800 m
  • Old Street
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    1.0km
Restaurants
  • Central Fish (cuisine: Seafood)
    30 m
  • 120 Central Brasserie
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    463

Rooms and availability

All spacious and elegant rooms feature air conditioning, BT Openzone Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, direct dial phone, flat screen LCD TV with free view, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, mini-bar, radio, safe, TV with remote control and work desk.

Thistle City Barbican Double Room Accessible Double Room
Double Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 19m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Comfortable and cozy Accessible room with a Double bed is designed to enable all the guests. The room includes a room safe, a work desk and a bathroom with a lower bath tub and it does not have a walk-in shower.

Room facilities
    Thistle City Barbican Standard Room Single Room
    Standard Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 19m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Cozy room decorated in warm color palette has a Single bed and a bathroom with all modern amenities. There you'll also find a comfortable work desk which is perfect for work.

    Room facilities
      Thistle City Barbican Double Room
      Double Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 19m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Comfortable Double room is quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm and welcoming color palette. Cozy Double bed, contemporary bathroom with all necessary amenities and practical work desk will be perfect for business or leisure.

      Room facilities
        Thistle City Barbican Standard Room
        Standard Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 19m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This room has everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. With two Single beds, comfortable work area and decorated in a warm color palette, it is a welcome sight for any traveler. In the room you'll also find a modern bathroom with all necessary amenities.

        Room facilities
          Thistle City Barbican Family Room
          Family Room
          Bed type: 3 Single beds or 1 King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Triple
          Size: 25m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Shower
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          Quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm and welcoming color palette room offers three beds with room for a cot, en suite bathroom and practical work desk.

          Room facilities
            Thistle City Barbican Deluxe Room Deluxe King Room
            Deluxe Room
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            Elegant and cozy room decorated in warm colors has a comfortable work desk. There you'll also find a bathroom with all modern amenities and a room safe.

            Thistle City Barbican Executive Family Room
            Executive Family Room
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            This room comprises of a bedroom with a King size bed and separate lounge area with a sofa bed, suitable for up to two children up to the age of twelve. It also has a bathroom with all modern amenities, a room safe and a practical work desk.

            How to reach hotel

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

            Central Street, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              3.2km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Liverpool Street Station
              1.6km
            • City Thameslink
              1.6km
            Underground stations
            • Barbican
              800 m
            • Old Street
              600 m
            • Bus stop
              1.0km
            Restaurants
            • Central Fish (cuisine: Seafood)
              30 m
            • 120 Central Brasserie
              20 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2007
            • Number of rooms:
              463

            Thistle City Barbican Location

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            Trafalgar Square, a central square in the city

            London National Gallery with extensive art collections is located nearby

            Big Ben, a city’s symbol and famous clock

            Parliament Square, a political heart of London

            Buckingham Palace, a royal residence

            Tower of London, a historic castle

            Oxford Street, a shopping area

            Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd, 700 m, a world-renowned centre for actor training

            Barbican Art Centre, 900 m, the largest performing arts center in Europe

            Barbican Hall, 900 m, Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue

            Tourist attractions

            • Barbican Art Centre - 900 m

            Places of interest

            • Saint Bartholomew the Great Church - 1.0km
            • O2 Academy - 1.0km
            • William Wallace memorial - 1.0km
            • Hoxton Square - 1.0km
            • St Peter's Italian Church - 1.0km
            • Wilton Square - 1.1km
            • DBase CCTV Heads - 1.1km
            • Broadgate Circle - 1.3km
            • Central Criminal Court "Old Bailey" - 1.4km

            Convention centers

            Shopping areas

            • Exmouth Market - 800 m
            • Hatton Garden - 1.2km

            Museums

            Theaters

            • Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd - 700 m
            • Barbican Hall - 900 m

            Business areas

            • London Stock Exchange - 1.3km

            Underground stations

            • Old Street - 500 m
            • Barbican - 700 m
            • Angel - 900 m
            • Farringdon - 900 m
            • Moorgate - 1.1km
            • Saint Paul's - 1.3km

            Local Attractions

            • St. Paul's Cathedral - 1.5km
              St. Paul's Churchyard, London
            • Dr. Johnson's House - 1.6km
              17 Gough Square, London
            • Greenwich Heritage Centre - 1.7km
              Artillery Square, London
            • St. Mary-le-Bow - 1.5km
              Cheapside, London
            • Richmond Park - 1.6km
              Richmond upon Thames, London

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Islington Museum - 520 m
              245 St John Street, London
            • Wesley's Chapel, House and Museum of Methodism - 780 m
              49 City Road, London
            • Church of St. Bartholomew the Great - 920 m
              West Smithfield, London
            • Museum of London - 1.1km
              150 London Wall, London
            • The Museum of the Order of St John - 720 m
              St John's Gate, London
            • Barbican Gallery - 870 m
              Barbican Centre, London
            • Camden Passage - 1.0km
              Angel, London

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Central Fish - 30 m

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

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

            • Aqua Shard - 190 m

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

              51% likes this, based on 377 reviews
              Cuisine: Contemporary, British

            • Burger King - 100 m

              Address: Gloucester Road

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

            • 120 Central Brasserie - 20 m

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

              51% likes this, based on 16 reviews
              Price Range: GBP 28 - GBP 29

            • Fifteen Restaurant - 440 m

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

              57% likes this, based on 952 reviews
              Cuisine: British
              Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 37

            Getting there.

            From Heathrow Airport

            The Heathrow Express runs directly to London Paddington in just 15 minutes (20 from Terminal 5), with a train every quarter of an hour.

            From Gatwick Airport

            The Gatwick Express runs a similar service into London Victoria from London Gatwick.

            Getting around.

            Barbican Tube Station is within 10 minutes walking.

            King’s Cross/St Pancras is within walking distance.

            Private parking costs GBP 25 per day.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2007
            • Number of rooms:
              463
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            Thistle City Barbican Reviews

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

            Individual 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, Clerkenwell, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              3.2km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Liverpool Street Station
              1.6km
            • City Thameslink
              1.6km
            Underground stations
            • Barbican
              800 m
            • Old Street
              600 m
            • Bus stop
              1.0km
            Restaurants
            • Central Fish (cuisine: Seafood)
              30 m
            • 120 Central Brasserie
              20 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2007
            • Number of rooms:
              463