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Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

3-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Barbican Arts Centre

  • Free WiFi in the lobby

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Central Street, London, EC1V 8DS, England, United Kingdom
7.4.Good.
  • Hotel very tired looking. Bathroom poor Location further from tube than stated.

    Mar 14, 2020

  • Dated and unclean especially the spa, the room did not live up to the description on the…

    Mar 14, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Quiet
Safe
Transport options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 463 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In London City Centre
  • Liverpool Street - 20-minute walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 22-minute walk
  • The Gherkin - 27-minute walk
  • The Strand - 28-minute walk
  • Russell Square - 29-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Room for 3
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

Location

Central Street, London, EC1V 8DS, England, United Kingdom
  • In London City Centre
  • Liverpool Street - 20-minute walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 22-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In London City Centre
  • Liverpool Street - 20-minute walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 22-minute walk
  • The Gherkin - 27-minute walk
  • The Strand - 28-minute walk
  • Russell Square - 29-minute walk
  • The British Museum - 31-minute walk
  • Tate Modern - 31-minute walk
  • Aldwych Theatre - 33-minute walk
  • Oxford Street - 34-minute walk
  • Royal Opera House - 35-minute walk

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) 58-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 36-min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) 90-min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) 45-min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) 45-min drive
  • London Old Street Station 10-min walk
  • London Farringdon Station 16-min walk
  • London Moorgate Station 17-min walk
  • Old Street Underground Station 10-min walk
  • Barbican Station 11-min walk
  • Angel Underground Station 12-min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 463 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • On-site self-parking (GBP 30 per night)
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 2
  • Year Built – 1964
  • Lift

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

120 Central Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel London
  • 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
  • Thistle City Barbican Hotel
  • Thistle City Barbican London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
  • Thistle City Barbican London, England
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel London

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 30 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 per person (approximately)

Policies

The property’s pool is closed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to noon.

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

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 sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Thistle Barbican Shoreditch does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 30 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 8:00 PM. The swimming pool will be unavailable from March 17 2021 to September 30 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - noon. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, 120 Central Brasserie. Nearby restaurants include Jimmy & the Bee Coffee House (4-min walk), Goswell Road Coffee (4-min walk) and The Old Ivy House (4-min walk).
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch has 2 bars and a spa, as well as an indoor pool and a steam room.
7.4.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thought it was very welcoming and really enjoyed my stay

    Chris, 1 night romance trip, Mar 7, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Ok but not great.

    It was clear that the room had not had an update in quite a while, other than the decorating. There was a trouser press with a broken ironing board (it wouldn't stay up), an ironing board in the wardrobe that would only go to half height, no outlets in the room to speak of, a hair dryer from the 80s on the wall in the bathroom that didn't work, a towel warming rack on the wall in the bathroom that didn't work, and the cabinet labeled 'Mini Bar' was entirely empty. My husband ended up ironing his shirt while sitting on the bed with the ironing board between the bed and the wall (a space about a foot and a half wide) because that was the only plug we could find. While not devastating, it was certainly irritating for a hotel we were paying £120/nt for. And before you ask, we didn't have time to call the desk and ask for another board, we had a show to get to. Over all, the hotel was alright but nothing special and I would have expected to pay about half what we did. The rooms need a serious update to charge more.

    Abigail, 2 night trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location near the Russian visitor centre

    Super clean ,fab food ,rooms with windows u could open for fresh air !

    Victoria, 1 night trip, Mar 6, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    recommend

    Quiet room, comfortable bed, good shower. Friendly staff. Suited our needs for a place to stay while in London.

    Ruth, 2 night family trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    If they say your room is across from the main building, cancel your stay!

    Nick, 1 night business trip, Feb 27, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great for training courses.

    Good service from the front desk but even though we only had 7 people on the course all week, it took them until Thursday morning to stop setting the room up for 12 despite being asked twice. Overall a nice, well-placed hotel offering good meeting rooms and good service.

    Kevin, 4 night business trip, Feb 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quiet, easy reach to a gym and swimming pool, good location, inexpensive.

    1 night business trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We liked the spacious family room (comfy beds, the ability to open the windows, the toiletries and shower cap). I really appreciated the pool and the changing room was fine.

    2 night family trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    No refund after I was physically unable to travel due to injury. I am disgusted

    1 night business trip, Feb 17, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The room that shows in my confirmation booking is not same when we arrive. They put us in an outdated small room. We paid quite a lot for our 4 night stay. So I am not happy. Room is outdated, it’s not a good value for money. Very expensive but rooms are not impressive. I will not coming back to this hotel. Not accessible to transport.

    1 night family trip, Feb 17, 2020

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