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4.2 out of 5

"Quiet and unassuming with the basics all covered well. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 19 Mar 2019

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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.

All 463 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, portable fans, and safes. 24-hour room service, hair dryers, 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 center, spa tub, and sauna. Plus you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a business center, 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.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star London City Centre hotel include Liverpool Street and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$130* Per night/room 30 Aug. - 31 Aug.

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 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 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 (5)
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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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.

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. There's an onsite business center. A fitness center, 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
  • Elevator
  • 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 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • 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 on weekends 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 center.

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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.

Pet Policy

  • 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.

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays

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
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel London

You should know

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