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Thistle City Barbican - London

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

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.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors
  • Mobile phone network

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

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

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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 - 3 years
Extra bed FREE
All children
4 - 19 years
Extra bed GBP 25
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

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Airports
Train
  • Old Street Station
    2300 ft
  • London Liverpool Street
    5000 ft
Underground
  • Old Street
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • Central Fish
    100 ft
  • 120 Central Brasserie
    100 ft
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
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Living room
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

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

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • 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
Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Thistle City Barbican photos Room Standard Single
Standard Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:LCD TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

[NON REFUNDABLE] STANDARD ROOM 1 DOUBLE BED FREE WIFI IN ROOM SAFE FLAT SCREEN TV WITH FREEVIEW

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • 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
Thistle City Barbican photos Room Family Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour room service
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Premium Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

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

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 Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Triple. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Family Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 3 Single beds

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

Standard|FAMILY ROOM FOR 3 PEOPLE - WIFI ACCESS (CHARGEABLE) IN ROOM SAFE PLASMA TV

Executive Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Deluxe|Double room - Executive

Executive Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Deluxe|EXECUTIVE ROOM KING BED WITH SOFA BED FREE WIFI AIR CONDITIONING IN ROOM SAFE LCD TV

Executive Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Room

Deluxe 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

Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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

Single room

Premium Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Deluxe|Twin/Double room - Premium

Premium Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double room - Executive

Executive Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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

Single room

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Local attractions

  • Sadler's Wells2400 ft
    Roseberry Avenue, London
  • Wesley\'s Chapel & Museum of Methodism2500 ft
    49 City Road
  • Exmouth Market 2700 ft
    Clerkenwell
  • St John\'s Gate2400 ft
    St John_s Lane Clerkenwell
  • Bunhill Fields2500 ft
    38 City Rd, London

Near the hotel

  • Ironmonger Row Baths 600 ft
    1-11 70 Ironmonger Row
  • Victoria Miro Gallery 1100 ft
    16 Wharf Road
  • Whitecross Street Market1900 ft
    Whitecross Street Islington Council
  • Food at 521000 ft
    96 Central Street
  • Islington Museum1800 ft
    245 St. John Street
  • Sadler's Wells & Lilian Baylis Studio2300 ft
    Rosebery Avenue, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Central Fish100 ft

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

    79% likes this, based on 125 reviews
    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 33

  • Fifteen Restaurant1500 ft

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

    51% likes this, based on 947 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 50

  • Burger King400 ft

    Address: Gloucester Road

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

  • 120 Central Brasserie100 ft

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

    51% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Price Range: USD 37 - USD 38

  • Aqua Shard700 ft

    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

Thistle City Barbican Reviews

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

6.6
GoodBased on659 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    A bit of a surprise, on arrival... The Barbican Thistle hotel was overbooked and we were treated to a drink from the bar, a taxi ride to Marble Arch and a room at the Cumberland, with breakfast! A good experience, overall, but a shorter night's sleep.

  • Family with children
    8.4

    The location was not as far out of centre as I first thought and easily accessible to tube station once I knew where I was going. The receptionist I spoke to gave excellent directions to the hotel from the tube station. The rooms were comfortable and clean. The spa and gym were great, staff welcoming and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Would recommend the hotel and like to visit again.

    The room could have done with an extra socket as had to unplug the TV to boil the kettle. Maybe if the kettle was hard wired into the wall so could not be stolen! Could have better directions from tube station to hotel. The receptionist I spoke to was excellent with her directions!

  • Family with children
    6.2

    The location was ideal as I was there with my mother for health reasons and it was very close to Moorfields Hospital. Our taxi service (privately booked) failed us and the Night Concierge helped us immensely and kept us company until the taxi finally arrived.

    The rooms in the main building are very large as I have stayed in their twin room there before. However, this time our twin room was in the annex to the hotel which looks like it is mainly for meetings etc., and the room was very basic (didnt have a fridge) and very small.

  • Single
    6.6

    Staff very nice under the circumstances and breakfast excellent

    Too expensive as late bookings mean you get stung at exorbitant rates

  • Single
    7.4

    Check-in time was ridiculously long - people were queuing almost out onto the street

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    The staff was very plesant. The hotel location was well suited for my purpose in visiting London

    The mattress was very hard. I talked to the staff and they provided a softer mattress.

  • Group of friends
    5.0

    hotel room was very poor 6 air condition units outside window noisey all night i would never go back.

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    When check-in, the reception mixed up my room with others; which means that i got the wrong room keycard and pay for the wrong room. In the last day to check out, the reception would recharge me again until i showed the reciept i got to prove that I already paid for the room on the first day of arrival, but the name on the reciept is worng, they mixed up from the beginning. Even if they corrected it after all, they didn't apologize. Other things like the sound proof in the room is really poor, i can hear noises from the room next door. The housekeeping kept knocking twice between 20 minutes to 40 minutes when u haven't left the room. I wouldn't recommand this hotel to any others!

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    It was conveient for our weekend.

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    The hotel looked nice, staff were friendly.

    We were in a twin room & my sister was not well and felt really cold. I called reception using the room phone to ask for a blanket at 2300 160811. I called and called and called and no one answered. I tried all the extensions on the phone including room service, concerige, house keeping but no one answered. I thought something was wrong with the phone so I called using my own phone and dialled the phone number for thistle but still no one answered. After 35minutes when trying the conceriege number someone answered. I asked them why no one was answering the phone he said because reception were busy checking people in. Really for 35mins & at 2300, I could understand if they were checking a few people in, but that still doesnt explain the reason as to why no one answered for such a long time. Apart from that the hotel was fine.

  • Single
    3.8

    The room lighting was good. The Portuguese bartender was very professional and served her customers very well (Miss Diaz, not very sure)

    - The price did not represent value for money - The mini fridge was actually missing and was not replaced for 24 hours after a number of calls and complaints - the room was not cleaned properly each day - the staff would not return your call for ages - the staff were not helpful

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    it is a lovely hotel in a good location for the city

  • Single
    7.0

    Welcoming staff, nice lobby area. Comfortable bed

    Was in the outer building.....walls on staircase very grubby and uninviting. Corridors like a rabbit warren, felt a bit uncomfortable having to wander around lots of corridors late at night on my own looking for my room. Women travelling on their own should be put in an area closer to reception.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Convenience for the Barbican Centre and cost

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The staff were extremely friendly & made us feel welcome.

How to reach hotel

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

Hotel Address:

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Old Street Station
    2300 ft
  • London Liverpool Street
    5000 ft
Underground
  • Old Street
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • Central Fish
    100 ft
  • 120 Central Brasserie
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    463