4.1 out of 5

"Thistle Barbican City was a lovely place to stop for the night. The staff were incredibly pleasant and the room was lovely... when I eventually found ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 28 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

At Thistle Barbican Shoreditch you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Barbican Arts Centre and Museum of London. Highlights at this hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a full-service spa and a restaurant.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 463 rooms, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, portable fans and safes. 24-hour room service, hairdryers and phones are also available.

A day of pampering can include body wraps and facials along with access to the sauna and steam room. The restaurant, 120 Central Brasserie, is open for breakfast and dinner. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, spa tub and sauna. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a business centre and concierge services. Full breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:30 AM and 10 AM and on weekends between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star London City Centre hotel, attractions include Old Bailey and Liverpool Street.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$120* Per night/room 29 Sep. - 30 Sep.

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Everyone (14) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Quiet and unassuming with the basics all covered well.

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Mar. 2019 by Chand

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

3 out of 5
Stayed for 16 days asked for breakfast to be included as per their promo on their website and was refused so pretty disappointed overall

Posted by on 30 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug. 2018 by Chand

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will take your feedback on board and address these issues to ensure the standard does not fall short again. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

3 out of 5
Won’t stay again was very disappointed, staff were a let down, food in restaurant not that great

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jul. 2018 by Chand

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will take your feedback on board and address these issues to ensure the standard does not fall short again. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

5 out of 5

Beware the rabbit warren!

Thistle Barbican City was a lovely place to stop for the night. The staff were incredibly pleasant and the room was lovely... when I eventually found it. Thistle’s only draw back was the maze of stairwells, wings, and annexes that made up each floor. Finding my room took a few moments, and wrong turns, but once I’d finally navigated the rabbit warren it was much simpler the second time around. I certainly wouldn’t let this put you off booking a room at the Thistle, it was a truly comfortable stay.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 28 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jan. 2018 by Anna

Thank you for your great feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon

5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to transport

Stay was pleasant and staff were friendly, plenty of facilities

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Sep. 2017 by Anna

Dear Guest, thank you for your review regarding your recent stay. We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope to see you soon again.

4 out of 5

Friendly and helpful staff

Enjoyed staying here for the location and friendly staff. All rooms highly recommended to have a mini bar fridge to store personal items etc. Gym could open earlier on weekends too. My room was near outdoor staircase, so draft would knock the door constantly which was annoying. And wifi kept cutting out

Posted by on 6 Oct. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Oct. 2016 by General Manager

Thanks for your feedback, great to hear overall you had a good stay and thanks for letting us know of the issues you faced, we will get these looked into by the teams. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Excellent location, friendly staff and comfortable and roomy room...which is not necessarily the norm for London accommodation in this price range!

Posted by , from Australia on 15 Aug. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Aug. 2016 by General Manager

Thanks for your great feedback, I'm glad to hear you had a great stay and the team looked after you. We hope to see you on your next trip to London.

4 out of 5
Pros: The shower, was quiet
Cons: No fridge
Location: Good
Facilities: Fine; Value: Fine; Service: Ok; Cleanliness: Fine; Nice caf??s near by

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 24 Jun. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Good value
Cons: Nothing
A little 5 minute walk to Tube station then Tube to Kings Cross and could go anywhere.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Wellington on 22 Apr. 2014

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4 out of 5
Cons: Single room was very warm, the heater wasn't on.
Location: Just right
Facilities: Modern; Value: Affordable; Service: Good, Friendly, Courteous; Cleanliness: Spick and span;

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Coffs Harbour on 11 Mar. 2014

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About the Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Location Central Street, London, England EC1V 8DS

Property Features

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business centre on site. A fitness centre, a sauna, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Thistle Barbican Shoreditch. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 463 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1964
  • Dining venue
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: London Old Street Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Old Street Underground Station (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch offers 463 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and at the weekend from 7 AM to 11 AM.

120 Central Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

The property’s pool is closed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to noon. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barbican City Thistle
  • Barbican Thistle
  • Barbican Thistle City
  • City Barbican
  • City Thistle Barbican
  • Thistle Barbican
  • Thistle Barbican Hotel
  • Thistle Barbican Hotel City
  • Thistle City
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
  • Thistle City Barbican London, England
  • Thistle City Barbican Hotel
  • Thistle City Barbican London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 8:00 PM
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