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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 facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • 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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

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

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 Centre
  • London
    2.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Old Street Station
    2300 ft
  • London Liverpool Street
    5000 ft
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    3000 ft
  • 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:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Living room
  • Telephone
  • 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 Deluxe King Room
Premium King Room
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Room Only Premium 1 King Bed Room(BAR)

Premium Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Premium Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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Room Description:

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

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

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable network connection
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Cots 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:

Single room

Double Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Facilities for disabled
Standard Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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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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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Media:TV with freeview
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Room Description:

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

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:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Triple. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Thistle City Barbican photos Room Standard Double
Standard Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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

Standard|STANDARD ROOM 1 DOUBLE BED FREE WIFI IN ROOM SAFE FLAT SCREEN TV WITH FREEVIEW

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
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + 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
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Single room

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bathtub
    • 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
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Room Only Family Room (up to 4 pax) (BAR) (Same Bedding as parents)

Family King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

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

Family Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed, 3 Single beds

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

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

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
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Living room
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Media:TV with freeview
  • 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

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Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

Spacious non-smoking room with one queen size bed, sofa chair in some, kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator, multipurpose work station, free high speed Wi-Fi, and complimentary coffee and tea. Extra blankets, hypo-allergenic pillows, ambient sound machines, air purifiers and Sleep Better Kits with eye mask, ear plugs and aromatherapy are available on request. Complimentary chilled bottled water, access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments Monday-Friday, and use of fitness center are included in room rate. Exercise equipment and yoga kits may be delivered to guest rooms upon request. Multi-menu in-room dining is available from area restaurants.

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
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
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General: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
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double room - De Luxe

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

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

Single room

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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

Deluxe|Executive Room

Thistle City Barbican photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + 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
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Executive Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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

Single room

Thistle City Barbican Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Barbican Art Centre3000 ft

Places of interest

  • City University London1700 ft
  • Silicon Roundabout2000 ft

Train stations

Convention centers

Shopping areas

  • Exmouth Market2700 ft

Theaters

  • Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd2300 ft
  • Sadlers Wells2700 ft
  • Barbican Hall3000 ft

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • St. Paul\'s Cathedral5100 ft
    St Paul's Churchyard
  • One New Change5000 ft
    1 New Change
  • St Paul\'s Church 5100 ft
    Coffey Street Mary Ann Gardens, Deptford
  • British Museum1.4 mi
    Great Russell Street
  • Bank of England Museum5100 ft
    1 Bartholomew Lane

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
  • Sadler's Wells & Lilian Baylis Studio2300 ft
    Rosebery Avenue, London
  • Food at 521000 ft
    96 Central Street
  • Islington Museum1800 ft
    245 St. John Street
  • Sadler's Wells2400 ft
    Roseberry 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

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Good
Based on 570 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 Centre
  • London
    2.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Old Street Station
    2300 ft
  • London Liverpool Street
    5000 ft
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    3000 ft
  • 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