US$111 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 1 Feb 2015 Check-out 2 Feb 2015

Thistle City Barbican

3 stars
120 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 8DS
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
10 reviews
Great hotel

The het Is great location and easy to find, the reception staff were really helpful and every staff... See full review

  • Jrdn
  • 11 Mar 2013
central

excellent and very very helpful they were very handy to talk yo you so that is a great feed back See full review

  • patrick123
  • 17 Mar 2013
Thistle City Barbican Hotel London is a perfect choice for a weekend break or on a business trip. This hotel offers good standard of lodging and quality service. Located within close proximity from this hotel is Temple church. Tate Modern is found within 3 kilometres from this hotel. Travellers can plan a visit to London Theatre, which is 3 kilometres away from this property. Another attraction situated 1 kilometre from this hotel is Barbican Art Gallery.
General

Thistle City Barbican Hotel London offers 13 meeting rooms. Recreational facilities available at this hotel are spa and swimming pool. Charles Dickens Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral are the places of interest located 2 kilometres from this property. A must visit attraction is London Canal Museum.



Location

Thistle City Barbican Hotel is situated in London, right near the Barbican Centre. Museum of London is found within the hotel's vicinity. Clock Museum has collection of over 600 watches and many clocks.

Dining

Hotel Thistle City Barbican in London has an onsite 120 Central Brasserie that serves British and European dishes. Bar 120 provides a wide range of drinks and snacks.
Rooms

This hotel features 463 accommodation units that includes fully furnished executive and superior rooms. Amenities provided in all units are air-conditioning, cable TV, wireless Internet access and mini bar.

Thistle City Barbican Rooms

Standard Single Room
Our Standard Single rooms have everything you need for a comfortable stay when using the hotel as a base for work or site seeing. The room features a standard size single bed, ensuite bath room, LCD TV with freeview channels tea/coffee making facilities. Our Wi-Fi broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. As you would expect, tea and coffee-making facilities, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer are there for your use. Facilities Available: BT Open zone Wi-Fi Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Direct Dial Telephone Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Spacious Work Desk Complimentary access to the Leisure Club In Room Safe
Standard Twin Room
Our Standard Twin rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. With two single beds, flat screen TV, and decorated in a warm and welcoming colour palette, they are a welcome sight for any traveller. Our Wi-Fi broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. As you'd expect, tea- and coffee-making facilities, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer are there for your use. Facilities Available: BT Open zone Wi-Fi Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Direct Dial Telephone Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Spacious Work Desk Complimentary access to the Leisure Club In Room Safe
Premium Double Room
Premium Double rooms at Thistle Barbican hotel offer all the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms. The air conditioned room is spacious and has plenty of room for a comfortable double bed, small seating area and a large work desk. Our Wi-Fi broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. As you'd expect, tea- and coffee-making facilities, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer are there for your use. Facilities Available: BT Open zone Wi-Fi Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Direct Dial Telephone Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Spacious Work Desk Complimentary access to the Leisure Club In Room Safe Air Conditioning Mini Bar (Not Stocked)
Standard Family for 4 Room
Our Family Rooms are our largest rooms perfect for working, entertaining, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay. Each Family room comprises of a bedroom with a king-size bed and separate lounge area with a sofa bed, suitable for up to 2 children up to the age of 12. The room is air conditioned, has a flatscreen LCD TV with freeview and free BT Wi-Fi internet access. In the ensuite bathroom there is a selection of complimentary toiletries. Guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy free access to our Otium Healthclub. Facilities Available: Access to Health and Fitness Center Air Conditioning BT wifi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Room Safe Separate Sitting Room Work Desk

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

51.5274 -0.0966
Area served
London, Barbican
Nearby airports
From London Heathrow, the Heathrow Express runs direct to London Paddington in just 15 minutes (20 from Terminal 5), with a train every quarter of an hour. The Gatwick Express runs a similar service into London Victoria from London Gatwick.
Area description
Thistle City Barbican is just a short walk from the Barbican Centre -Europe's largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Nearby points of interest

  • City University London: 0.4 km
  • Barbican: 0.6 km
  • Sadler's Wells Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Museum of the Order of St John: 0.7 km
  • Clerkenwell: 0.7 km
  • Trinity College of Music: 0.9 km
  • Barbican Art Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Islington Museum: 0.9 km
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama: 0.9 km
  • Farringdon: 1 km
  • Museum of London: 1.1 km
  • Museum of London Docklands: 1.1 km
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum: 1.1 km
  • British Postal Museum and Archive: 1.2 km
  • Clockmakers' Museum: 1.3 km
  • City University London: 0.4 km
  • Barbican: 0.6 km
  • Sadler's Wells Theatre: 0.7 km
  • Museum of the Order of St John: 0.7 km
  • Clerkenwell: 0.7 km
  • Trinity College of Music: 0.9 km
  • Barbican Art Gallery: 0.9 km
  • Islington Museum: 0.9 km
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama: 0.9 km
  • Farringdon: 1 km
  • Museum of London: 1.1 km
  • Museum of London Docklands: 1.1 km
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum: 1.1 km
  • British Postal Museum and Archive: 1.2 km
  • Clockmakers' Museum: 1.3 km
  • Old Bailey: 1.3 km
  • Broadgate Tower: 1.4 km
  • Shoreditch: 1.4 km
  • Charles Dickens Museum: 1.4 km
  • Liverpool Street Station: 1.5 km
  • Fleet Street: 1.5 km
  • St. Pauls Cathedral: 1.5 km
  • Bank of England: 1.6 km
  • Tower 42: 1.6 km
  • Royal Exchange: 1.7 km
  • Royal Fusiliers Museum: 1.7 km
  • London Canal Museum: 1.7 km
  • Sir John Soane's Museum: 1.8 km
  • London Astoria: 1.8 km
  • the Gherkin: 1.8 km
  • Temple church: 1.9 km
  • Museum of Immigration and Diversity: 1.9 km
  • The Brunswick : 1.9 km
  • Kings Cross-St Pancras station: 1.9 km
  • Millennium Bridge: 1.9 km
  • Twinings Museum: 1.9 km
  • St Pancras railway station: 2 km
  • Women's Library: 2 km
  • Russell Square: 2.1 km
  • British Library: 2.1 km
  • Cartoon Museum: 2.2 km
  • Tate Modern: 2.2 km
  • Aldwych Theatre: 2.2 km
  • Institute of Education: 2.3 km
  • London Theatre: 2.3 km

Dining

120 Central Brasserie
Our 120 Central Brasserie restaurant offers a choice of British and European dishes in comfortable and contemporary surroundings. We also keep a cellar of classic and New World wines. Open for breakfast and dinner, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal.
Bar 120
Enjoy a drink or light snacks in our relaxed and informal atmospheric Bar 120. It's the perfect place to meet after work or for a drink after dinner.
CoMotion Bar
The CoMotion Bar serves a wide range of drinks and snacks in informal surroundings - perfect for a breakfast coffee, between meetings, after work or before dinner.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Thistle City Barbican is the perfect venue for business meetings, trainings and corporate and social events. The venue offers 13 flexible conference rooms which are fully air-conditioned and DDA compliant. Most of our rooms offer ample natural daylight creating a comfortable and productive environment. Our largest room the Clerkenwell Suite seats up to 150 delegates and is also ideal for banqueting events and exhibitions. BT Openzone Wi-Fi internet access is available through the venue. Our catering choices are as extensive and flexible as our meeting facilities. You can choose from wide range of refreshments including Healthy options and dietary requirements You can also just hire the space and make your own catering arrangements.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Thistle City Barbican

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.4

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
patrick123
Business
cork
17 Mar 2013

central

excellent and very very helpful they were very handy to talk yo you so that is a great feed back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

ask conceirge

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jrdn
Business
Hull
11 Mar 2013

Great hotel

The het Is great location and easy to find, the reception staff were really helpful and every staff member we met was really helpful, good hotel if you get the right price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
supersloth
Business
North Yorkshire
23 Dec 2012

10 mins walk from Old Street, great health club

Really enjoyable stay, clean rooms, big hotel feel. Great health club with gym. No noise when I stayed, great night sleep. Would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tim Edinburgh
Business
Edinburgh
5 Nov 2012

Standard Hotel

Staff werer svery welcoming and efficient, and it served the purpose - ie. a fairly cheap room for one when I was spending minimal time there other than asleep. The single rooms are a bit small, and the location is quite a long way from any tube station.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Julian S
Business
London, UK
19 Oct 2012

Barbican? Really?

The hotel itself is fine, but to use the words 'City and Barbican' in it's name is more than a tad misleading. The hotel is ACTUALLY in a slightly rough feeling area about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Islington. It has 12 car parking spaces and if they're full, it's going to be 'on street' parking in the kind of area you wouldn't be comfortable leaving a nice car (although to be fair - mine DID survive the night). It's a fair old hike to a tube station too. In conclusion, the hotel itself is fine and represents fairly good value for money (although the concierge was probably the least helpful and least interested hotel concierge in the universe) and if you don't have a car, don't need to get to a tube station and just need somewhere clean to get your head down for the night - then it's probably OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Great Thai restaurant called Thai City, in the middle of Islington - about 20 minutes walk from the hotel.

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ED AND PAULA
Business
BURY ST EDMUNDS
16 Sep 2012

NOT VALUE FOR MONEY.....

Arrived at 2030 really struggled to be served in the restaurant which was open till after 2200 staff were preoccupied with setting up for breakfast. We needed to keep prompting them that we needed the next course.Our room was noisy due to some sort of generator, which run from 7pm to 3am. We stayed for 4 days and each day our tea and coffee facilities were not replenished until requested at reception. Room not serviced despite placing 'service my room' sign on door. Electronic door key stopped working twice. Staff do not speak very good english and keep asking you to wait whilst they find an English speaker. Spa/Pool rammed with too many users, not relaxing at all. WE PAID A FAIR SUM TO STAY HERE AND IT'S NOT VALUE FOR MONEY.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Constantine
Business
UK
17 Jul 2012

Not so bad.

Hotel is a very good alternative to London's "bed and breakfast" style hotels.Even if you book basic room,it should be ok. Rooms are not so big,but clean,and hotel located within 10 minutes walk from underground station.So,if you go to London for a couple of days,and you don't want to pay a lot,remember about this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pinknoise
Business
Bournemouth, UK
24 Mar 2012

Good value, great location

Looking for a last minute place to stay in London, this is a great location - near to Angel, Upper Street and Shoreditch for food and venues. Although the decor didn't seem to suit all in review it was nicely deco, if a little high on the central heating settings. We turned all of ours off in the room. Good value and being able to have a swim on Sunday morning was luxury. Be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Angel vintage market, Chapel Market are just up the road but if you venture further up Upper Street to Cross Street (15mins) you'll find quirky and interesting shops. A little further up Upper Street you'll come across Otto Lenghis cafe or if like us you just want to graze on the best morning breakfast then run up to the Hope Cafe just past Highbury Corner on Holloway Road for a no.5 Special!

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
GeeeB
Business
Europe
23 Mar 2012

Disappointing

Hairs in bath Bad old bed Nice staff That sums it up

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle City Barbican

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
11 Jul 2009

This is my second visit to the

This is my second visit to the Thistle and I was very disappointed. I had a tiny room. Everything was minimalist and geared up to saving money - horrible old small towels, third rate toiletries. Even the tea bags were rationed. I couldn't have a second cup of tea in my room. On the first day I reported that the door handle to my room fell on the floor in the corridor and needed repairing. They seemed to know about it already, but by the time I left on the third day, it still had not been repaired. This hotel may have four star facilities, but the basic elements are close to two star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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