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

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

Featuring a steam room, an indoor heated swimming pool and a leisure club, the 3-star Thistle City Barbican Hotel offers 463 elegant guestrooms. The hotel opened its doors in 1968 and was remodeled in 2007.

The property is placed next to Everyman Cinemas Screen on the Green, Barbican Gallery and Sadler's Wells as well as golf courses, entertainment venues and restaurants. The venue is 4 km away from the city center.

Aside from using a conference room, an exhibition space and a banqueting hall on-site, guests can take advantage of banks, exhibition centers and business centers nearby.

Guests will find themselves a 10-minute stroll from Angel subway station. The hotel offers quick access to London City airport, which is about 15 km away.

Rooms

The rooms in Thistle City Barbican Hotel are fitted with coffee/tea makers, television with satellite channels, central heating, high-speed internet and a closet. Guests can also use a dishwasher and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

Guest will enjoy British meals in a casual setting of the non-smoking restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Comotion bar to relax with a drink. Serving both food and drinks, 120 Central Brasserie and Fifteen Restaurant are situated around 50 meters from the property.

Services

Car and bicycle rental services are also provided.

Relax

Guests can re-energize with reflex massage and beauty therapy available on site. For active guests, there are a fitness center 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 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
  • CD player
  • 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. 

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Hotel Address:

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS

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City Center
  • London
    2.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Old Street Station
    2300 ft
  • London Liverpool Street
    5000 ft
Underground stations
  • Barbican
    2700 ft
  • Old Street
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • Central Fish
    100 ft
  • 120 Central Brasserie
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    463

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          Bed type: 3 Single beds or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
          Size: 250 sq. feet
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                Deluxe Double Room
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                Size: 205 sq. feet
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                Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed or 2 Single beds
                Size: 205 sq. feet
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                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

                Get directions
                City Center
                • London
                  2.0 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Old Street Station
                  2300 ft
                • London Liverpool Street
                  5000 ft
                Underground stations
                • Barbican
                  2700 ft
                • Old Street
                  2000 ft
                • Bus stop
                  3300 ft
                Restaurants
                • Central Fish
                  100 ft
                • 120 Central Brasserie
                  100 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2007
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  463

                Thistle City Barbican Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Barbican Art Centre - 3000 ft

                Popular areas

                Places of interest

                • City University London - 1700 ft
                • Silicon Roundabout - 2000 ft
                • William Wallace memorial - 3300 ft
                • O2 Academy - 3300 ft
                • St Peter's Italian Church - 3300 ft
                • Saint Bartholomew the Great Church - 3300 ft

                Train stations

                Convention centers

                Shopping areas

                • Exmouth Market - 2700 ft

                Museums

                • Museum Of London - 3300 ft
                • UCL Art Museum - 3700 ft

                Theaters

                • Conti Italia Academy of Theatre Arts Ltd - 2300 ft
                • Sadlers Wells - 2700 ft
                • Barbican Hall - 3000 ft

                Underground stations

                Local attractions

                • St. Paul's Cathedral - 5000 ft
                  St. Paul's Churchyard, London
                • Dr. Johnson's House - 5200 ft
                  17 Gough Square, London
                • Greenwich Heritage Centre - 1.0 mi
                  Artillery Square, London
                • St. Mary-le-Bow - 5100 ft
                  Cheapside, London
                • Richmond Park - 1.0 mi
                  Richmond upon Thames, London

                Near the hotel

                • Islington Museum - 1800 ft
                  245 St John Street, London
                • Wesley's Chapel, House and Museum of Methodism - 2600 ft
                  49 City Road, London
                • Church of St. Bartholomew the Great - 3100 ft
                  West Smithfield, London
                • Museum of London - 3600 ft
                  150 London Wall, London
                • The Museum of the Order of St John - 2400 ft
                  St John's Gate, London
                • Barbican Gallery - 2900 ft
                  Barbican Centre, London
                • Camden Passage - 3400 ft
                  Angel, London

                Restaurants nearby

                • Central Fish - 100 ft

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

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

                • Aqua Shard - 700 ft

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

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

                • Burger King - 400 ft

                  Address: Gloucester Road

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

                • 120 Central Brasserie - 100 ft

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

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

                • Fifteen Restaurant - 1500 ft

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

                  57% likes this, based on 952 reviews
                  Cuisine: British
                  Price Range: USD 24 - USD 49

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2007
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • 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

                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
                  2.0 mi
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Old Street Station
                  2300 ft
                • London Liverpool Street
                  5000 ft
                Underground stations
                • Barbican
                  2700 ft
                • Old Street
                  2000 ft
                • Bus stop
                  3300 ft
                Restaurants
                • Central Fish
                  100 ft
                • 120 Central Brasserie
                  100 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2007
                • Number of floors:
                  6
                • Number of rooms:
                  463