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Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

3-star3 stars
Central Street, Clerkenwell, London, England, EC1V 8DS, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Barbican Arts Centre
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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  • Dated and unclean especially the spa, the room did not live up to the description on the…Mar 26, 2020
  • Hotel very tired looking. Bathroom poor Location further from tube than stated.Mar 15, 2020

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

from £74
  • 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

What’s around Thistle Barbican Shoreditch


  • 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

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 58-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 90-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 18-min drive
  • London Old Street Station 10-min walk
  • London Farringdon Station 15-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

Key facts

Hotel size

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


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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self-parking* on site (limited)

Payment types at the property

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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 1964
  • Lift
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • 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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.


120 Central Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch’s 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


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

    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)

    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 for Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

    • Does Thistle Barbican Shoreditch offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      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.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      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 staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 30 per night. Parking spaces may be limited.
    • Is there a pool at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 8:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      You can check in from 3 PM to noon. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      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).

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.4 From 1,074 reviews

    Fair 4.0
    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, gb2 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Quiet room, comfortable bed, good shower. Friendly staff. Suited our needs for a place to stay while in London.
    Ruth, gb2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Location near the Russian visitor centre
    Super clean ,fab food ,rooms with windows u could open for fresh air !
    Victoria, gb1 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    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, gb4 night business trip
    Poor 2.0
    If they say your room is across from the main building, cancel your stay!
    Nick, gb1 night business trip
    Fair 4.0
    Room ok, clean but not spotless , soap dish holder falling off the wall, decor not great , room way to hot and looking at a opposing wall, breakfast was nice and staff friendly. Price for room ok, little too far from tubes and amenities but would stay again at a pinch.
    Andrew, gb1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    Disappointed nothing was working in the spa x
    Claire, gb1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great Hotel
    A beautiful hotel and ideal for the centre of London. Must remember to take gym and swim gear with us next time.
    Helen, gb3 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Good location and hotel
    Great stay, loved the location, room was nice and big. The swimming pool was too busy to enjoy but this didn’t spoil the stay. Easy to walk to a couple of different tube stops and generally a good experience.
    Dionisis, gb1 night trip with friends
    Good 6.0
    Could be so much better
    Nice bar/restaurant, reception area etc. Was in building across the road, one lift broken so the other was packed all the time and only held 8 people. Rooms are very noisy. Windows are single pane and had gaps, so could hear everything outside. Walls are so this I could hear people next door coughing! Talking to others it seems this building across the road was definitely not the standard of the main building. Drawers in my room were broken, old taps and furniture. Good location and reasonable breakfast.
    Michelle, gb1 night trip

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