"We were originally dubious of the location, but a brisk 10 minute walk from Old Street station led us to this impressive hotel. The chilled lemon-infu ... " More

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Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Thistle Barbican Shoreditch gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Barbican Arts Centre. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 bars and a full-service spa are available. Built in 1964, this 3-star hotel has 463 rooms over 6 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like a flat-screen TV and a coffee maker in each room.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at the restaurant
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Treat yourself to facials, body treatments or Swedish massages at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests like the breakfast and room service
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Barbican Arts Centre and Museum of London

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€111 per night

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double 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 144 verified reviews

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

Guest reviews for Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Everyone (22) Couples (27) Business (13) Family (35) Friends (30) Other (16)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Mar 2019

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2 Apr 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.

5 out of 5
I liked most the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. My one niggle was the distance from the nearest tube station

Posted by on 17 Mar 2019

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18 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
Check in poor. Hotel is nice. Rooms perfect. Restaurant staff poor.

Posted by on 12 Jan 2019

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14 Jan 2019 by Chand

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am happy to read that you enjoyed aspects of your stay with us. I am, however, sorry that we did not meet all of your expectations. We do apologise for this and hope you visit again soon.

5 out of 5

Modern, clean hotel 10 mins from underground

We were originally dubious of the location, but a brisk 10 minute walk from Old Street station led us to this impressive hotel. The chilled lemon-infused water in reception was appreciated on arrival, as was the friendly, informative attitude found at the desk. Our family room, for 4, was clean, spacious and contained everything we required. My children were so excited about the pool, and it lived up to their expectations. Very warm, complimentary towel loan, padlock loan for the lockers, and again, all very clean. We did have an issue with room service, delivery took longer than expected and one side order was missing. Upon informing reception, the duty manager visited our room, apologised profusely and adjusted the bill to more than make up for the delay. He seemed to genuinely care that we were happy, which is unusual. Breakfast the next morning was fantastic. Although laid out in a buffet style, the food wasn't dried up and rubbery, instead constantly monitored by the staff and refreshed. The standard fried breakfast was available, along with healthier alternatives, fresh fruit, what appeared to be the contents of an entire bakery, even the coffee was nice. The cost of this hotel when compared with others of a similar standard was very competitive. I can only assume that the location puts people off? Don't let it. Ok, so it's not surrounded by the historical buildings of central London, but the community feel of the area is actually quite attractive in its own way.

Posted by on 14 Apr 2018

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16 Apr 2018 by Chand

Dear Caroline 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 greatly appreciate the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

3 out of 5
Hotel bar and room very nice. Pool nice but a bit small for the amount of people using it at the time we visited.

Posted by on 2 Sep 2017

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4 Sep 2017 by Anna

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you have made the most of your stay and visited our leisure facilities. We hope that you will choose us when visiting London in the future.

3 out of 5

reasonable hotel , disgusting pool

I often stay in the hotel for work and normally like to use the Pool. However I don't think I will be returning after seeing the state of the pool first thing in the morning ( I shudder to think of the end of day) When I arrived in the evening the pool was full and so I decided to go in the morning.... There was so much hair, fluff and snot sitting on the top that it made be feel a bit sick. Does the hotel even use a pool cleaning net? Seriously 10 min with a pool net in the morning would solve this.

Posted by on 18 Aug 2017

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22 Aug 2017 by Anna

Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. I would like to reassure you that this level of cleanliness is definitely not up to our standard. We hope that this experience will not stop you from using us in the future.

3 out of 5
Room was very poor, small, old and tired. No air conditioning made it almost impossible to sleep. Bathroom was good enough but had a sink with two taps, which was very hard to use. On a positive, staff was friendly and breakfast was good.

Posted by , from Bristol on 27 Jul 2017

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31 Jul 2017 by Marta

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had challenges during your stay, but in the meantime, I am happy to hear that the reception team was friendly and helpful. We hope that this experience will not stop you from using us in the future. We hope to see you soon again.

3 out of 5

Is ok will come back

Location little bit far from tube but inconvenience to eat out,nice area for going out good value for money

Posted by on 19 Mar 2017

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24 Mar 2017 by Anna

Dear Guest, Thank you for the feedback and for pointing out that we stand for good value for money. We hope to see you soon again

3 out of 5

Nice hotel, nothing fancy, good location

Nice hotel, really good location. Not a fancy modern hotel but in a good state and really clean and spacious. Not as expensive as most round there so worth the money.

Posted by on 24 Sep 2016

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29 Sep 2016 by General Manager

Thanks for your feedback, great to hear the hotel suited your need during your trip to London. We hope to see you again soon.

2 out of 5

Like converted student halls

Was in block adjoining main hotel. Walls paper thin so just hope you have no one staying next to you. Even normal conversation can be clearly heard. Only single glazed windows too. No good for business travellers who need a decent night's sleep.

Posted by , from london on 30 Aug 2016

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29 Sep 2016 by Anna

Dear edm, Thank you for your feedback. We do have a selection of bedroom types. Probably one of our premium bedrooms would be more suitable for you. We hope that you would choose us next time you visit London.

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
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • 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

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • 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

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

  • 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

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 7:30 PM.