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4.5 out of 5

"There is generally insufficient signage fronting on Central Street to indicate that the main entrance is on a driveway off Lever Street. I liked the h ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 02 Jul 2019

Hotel Description

3-star spa hotel near Liverpool Street

In London

Within a 15-minute walk of this London City Centre hotel, you'll find Barbican Arts Centre and Museum of London. Liverpool Street and St. Paul's Cathedral are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Make the most of the fitness center and spa tub, and relax with drinks at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Flat-screen TVs

The 463 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with digital channels and offer 24-hour room service and coffee/tea makers. Portable fans, hair dryers, and safes are also available.

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$84* Per night/room Jul 12 - Jul 13

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 Twin 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 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 0.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Everyone (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 20, 2019 by Chand

Thank you 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.

4 out of 5
There is generally insufficient signage fronting on Central Street to indicate that the main entrance is on a driveway off Lever Street. I liked the hotel's location, which was within easy walking distance of good bus and Tube services and is reasonably convenient for pedestrian exploration of Shoreditch. I visited during an unusual heat wave, so I hope that my experience of the hotel's non-air-conditioned public spaces and guest rooms is fairly uncommon for other guests. The 'script' for service in the hotel's cafe and bars was not obvious, and cafe/bar staff members were not very helpful when asked about what was available and how to order it. Most staff members seemed to expect that guests would just know how things are done at this hotel.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 3, 2019 by Chand

Thank you 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 are working hard to improve our services and we hope you will visit again in the future to see this for yourself.

About the Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Location Central Street, London, England EC1V 8DS

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 26 March 2020 to 4 July 2020 (dates subject to change).

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

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.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

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

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.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.

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 wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • 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 guest 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.