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Thistle City Barbican

About the Thistle City Barbican

3 Hen Rating


This hotel is a smart choice if you want to explore the arts and shopping highlights of central London, as well as sampling the alternative nightlife. The Thistle City Barbican boasts a top London City location, close to the Barbican Centre in fashionable Clerkenwell and a ten-minute walk from Old Street underground station. This is the gateway to Hoxton Square and the trendy East End, whilst also giving easy access to the rest of London via the Tube. Unlike other city centre hotels, the Thistle City Barbican has a health and fitness club that guests can use for free. A luxurious indoor pool, steam room, sauna, gym and sun bed will have you relaxed and glowing in no time.

With two bars on site, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you have your first catch-up drink with the girls. Have a pre-dinner Gin Sling in the hotel’s CoMotion bar before heading into 120 Central Brasserie for supper, choosing from British classics such as homemade pies or grilled fish. The bedrooms are immaculately furnished with plump beds, LCD TVs and toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms. The 24-hour room service menu is brilliant for night owls, with a freshly cooked breakfast served each morning in the brasserie.


Thistle City Barbican is a large hotel with 463 rooms sleeping up to three guests. Each room has an en-suite shower / bath and WC, flat screen LCD Freeview TV, toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. There is health and leisure club with a gym, swimming pool and sauna/steam room. The hotel is centrally heated and smoking’s not allowed. Air-conditioned rooms are available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are served in the restaurant until 10pm. Snacks and drinks can be purchased from room service at any time. Hairdryers, irons and a safe are all in-room, and luggage can be stored in a secure room. WiFi is free. Some charged parking is available onsite, with additional public parking close by.

Hotel Facilities

  • Pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Treatment rooms
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Bar
  • Staffed reception

Room facilities

  • Tv
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Budget
  • Standard
  • Luxury
  • Self-catering

Important information

Check In Time: 16:00

Check Out Time: 11:00

Breakfast Times: Cooked and continental breakfast served 6:30am - 10:30am weekdays, 7am - 11am weekends.

Parking Facilities: Charged onsite parking.

Disabled Facilities: Yes: Please make your Event Planner aware of any special requirements needed before booking.