Thistle City Barbican - London

ex. Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Central Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DSshow map
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Overview

Thistle City Barbican features an ideal location adjacent to Clerkenwell. The hotel was opened in 1968, offering accommodation in a 6-story building designed in the European style. It offers a safety deposit box, a lift and a car park on the premises.

Located off King's Cross, the venue is 2.7 km from Euston Square. This quiet hotel is set 4 km from London city center.

Business centres and exhibition centres are within several minutes away.

The hotel is located 15 km from London City airport and 10 minutes' walk from Clerkenwell, Mount Pleasant Farringdon Rd (CG) bus stop.

Rooms

Thistle City Barbican hotel offers contemporary rooms with high-speed internet, television with satellite channels and a fridge. The rooms look on to the garden. These rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and an ice machine.

Eat & Drink

A packed breakfast is served in the restaurant. The non-smoking restaurant offers casual British cuisine. The 24-hour bar on-site features a variety of alcoholic beverages. Providing a variety of dishes, 120 Central Brasserie and Central Fish are approximately 50 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers bikes and cars for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

The on-site treatments include beauty treatments, steam baths and various massages. A gym and a fitness centre are available.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Steam room

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room features

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

Bathroom

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

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 17 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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British MuseumBritish Museum1.4 mi
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)6.5 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)13.7 mi
Train
Old Street Station2300 ft
London Liverpool Street5000 ft
Underground
Old Street2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop3300 ft
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Reviews
6.4
GoodBased on  614  reviews

Rating by category:

4.0
Location
7.0
Rooms
10.0
Service
10.0
Dining
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The 3-star hotels in London are usually of inferior quality to those in Spain and this is similar to those in Spain in terms of cleanliness, comfort, services... It's got a covered pool and a gym that's fine.

    London's hotel prices are generally exorbitant.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Too far from the Theatre and was advised by booking.com it was the nearest hotel to it! Cost loads in travel.

    The breakfast was 5*.

    Wasn’t advised we had booked a standard room it had no air conditioning in it, we were given a fan but couldn’t sleep fir the noise. Plus no one at the hotel could tell us about bus routes, times etc.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    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!

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Staff very nice under the circumstances and breakfast excellent

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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!

  • 6.6
    Good

    It was conveient for our weekend.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 17 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)6.5 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)13.7 mi
Train
Old Street Station2300 ft
London Liverpool Street5000 ft
Underground
Old Street2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop3300 ft
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