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7.7Very good

386 reviews

386 reviews

Service 8.0
Cleanliness 7.8
Value for money 7.8
Facilities 7.6
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7.5Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Ironmonger Baths
140 m
Contemporary Art Society
160 m
St Luke's garden
200 m
City Road Supermarket
240 m
Radnor Street Open Space
250 m
Popular landmarks
The British Museum
2.3 km
Tower of London
2.5 km
Tower Bridge
2.8 km
National Gallery
3.0 km
London Eye
3.1 km
Closest landmarks
Easy Car Parks Bastwick Street
220 m
Old Street Dental Clinic
320 m
Victoria Miro Gallery
370 m
Compton Park
380 m
The Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre
400 m

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

120 Central Street, Clerkenwell, The City, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in The City, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

Highlights

580 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Great Breakfast

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in London are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center2.Km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport10.4 km

Rooms available at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Junior Suite Double
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  • Room size: 29 m²/312 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed
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Standard Single
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Family (3 Adults)
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Executive King Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • 1 double bed or 1 double be...
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel provide dry cleaning services?

Yes! Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel provides dry cleaning service that is available all throughout your stay, making sure you're always looking your finest in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 18 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How many floors does Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel have?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel has a total of 6 floors.

How many rooms does Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel have?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel has a total of 463 rooms.

In which languages can Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel's personnel communicate?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel can communicate in 13 languages and supports well-known languages such as English and Spanish for visitors traveling to this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What payment cards are accepted at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel accepts up to 4, with payment card options such as Visa, American Express, and MasterCard.

What is the average rating that verified Families with older children have given to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel an average rating of 7.5. You can look into more detailed customer testimonials and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel an average rating of 7.7. You can check out more specific customer testimonials and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the specified periods may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel?

The closest airport to Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel is London City Airport, 10.0 km away.

Property ranking|Compared to 10,374 London properties
Room comfort score
7.2/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Service score
8/10
Cleanliness score
7.8/10
Better than
98
%
of London properties
Better than
96
%
of London properties
Better than
95
%
of London properties
Better than
95
%
of London properties
More about Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

More about Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel

See the best of London with a stay at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of London with a stay at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel, located merely 3.1 km from London Eye.
The facilities and services provided by Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi services provided by the hotel make exploring London even more convenient. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
The hotel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. In-room entertainment such as cable TV, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed.
Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, hot tub, solarium, steam room, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hotel's fitness facility.
Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take some time to explore London during your stay at the hotel. Engage in the city's best art at The British Museum located 2.2 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Tower of London located 2.5 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting London.


Reasons to stay here

This hotel beats 96% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 98% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 97% of other accommodations in London.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

19 mentions

Housekeeping

14 mentions

Food & Dining

8 mentions

Swimming Pool

6 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laptop workspace
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Buffet

Location

120 Central Street, Clerkenwell, The City, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 8DS
Very good
Location

7.5

Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    10.4 km 32 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    25.6 km 59 min drive
Public transportation
  • Old Street Railway Station
    580 m 10 min walk
  • Barbican Tube Station
    790 m 12 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Old Street Dental Clinic
    320 m
Shopping
  • Camden Market
    3.8 km
Convenience store
  • Tesco Express
    810 m 5 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    30 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • The British Museum
    2.3 km
  • Tower of London
    2.5 km
  • Tower Bridge
    2.8 km
  • National Gallery
    3.0 km
  • London Eye
    3.1 km
  • Big Ben
    3.5 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    4.1 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    4.3 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    6.3 km
  • Natural History Museum
    6.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Ironmonger Baths
    140 m
  • Contemporary Art Society
    160 m
  • St Luke's garden
    200 m
  • Easy Car Parks Bastwick Street
    220 m
  • City Road Supermarket
    240 m
  • Radnor Street Open Space
    250 m
  • Old Street Dental Clinic
    320 m
  • Istanbul Supermaret
    360 m
  • Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art
    370 m
  • Bread & Honey
    370 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center2.Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)130
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)15 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 463
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1970
Parking
  • Daily parking fee30 GBP

Reviews of Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.7
Service8.0
Cleanliness7.8
Value for money7.8
Facilities7.6
Location7.5
Room comfort and quality7.2
High score for London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (44)
8-9 Excellent (36)
7-8 Very Good (69)
6-7 Good (40)
<6 Below Expectation (43)

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9.6
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 5 nights in April 2018

Excellent location”

I stayed at the Barbican Shoreditch hotel for 5 nights as was visiting some friends in town. It offered a great value for money as well as a fantastic location just a few minutes away from nearest tube station Old Street which connects to main attractions in the heart of London in just 15-20min. Great night life in Shoreditch also for a few cocktails!

Reviewed April 13, 2018

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.

Responded May 03, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
9.7
Exceptional
Maria from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Warm welcome, good location and hotel ”

Walking distance from Upper Streets many restaurants, really excellent customer service

Andrew Perera at the Thistle saved the day: Agoda had been an absolute nightmare and I discovered the day before departure that only one room was booked, when two were paid for and confirmed. The customer service 'specialists' with Agoda were completely unhelpful. Fortunatly the hotel managed to step in and retrieve the situation and create some happy customers. Reception staff were friendly on our arrival and check-in was easy. The rooms were clean and comfortable and certainly an improvement on the Hilton in Rotherhide (where we stayed during our last visit)and my colleague reported a good nights sleep,as did I, so we headed down to the pool for a morning swim ... Unfortunately we were unable to use the fitness facitilities due to our arrival and departure time (we had to leave before 0830), so we headed back to our rooms a little disappointed (in fairness we could have checked on our way to bed). I am unable to report on the food, as we headed out (to Upper Street, well known Islington street off City Road and had a very enjoyable meal), but the menu at the hotel looked quite interesting - usual sort of hotel prices. We also had breakfast elsewhere (that we could easily do this due to the location was another plus). We were working in SE London, but there are good public transport connections with all of London very easily accessible Both my colleague and I would be happy to stay again - better still if we had time to try out the fitness facilities - but we would book through another company

Reviewed November 01, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Mike from United Kingdom
Business traveler
room
Stayed 5 nights in September 2018

Great stay in a clean and friendly hotel”

I stayed at the Thistle Barbican for a week on business. I can honestly say that this was one of the best hotels in Londaon that I have stayed in. The rooms were very clean, the hotel facilities were superb (love the swimming pool, sauna, steam room etc). There are 3 tube stations withing easy reach (Old Street, Angel & Barbican), so travel in/out of the centre was easy. Breakfast was of good quality, buffet style, but plenty of choices on offer. I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. I would definately reccomend this hote, and will stay here again.

Reviewed October 03, 2018

Dear Mike 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 you found everything to be of your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded October 03, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
9.6
Exceptional
Mike from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Great weekend in a great hotel”

I stayed at the Thistle Barbical with my Wife for a weekend. The hotel was safe, secure, clean and withing walking distance to multiple tube stations. Breakfast was good. Great to have a swimming pool, sauna, steam room etc to help unwind after walking round the city all day. We really enjoyed this hotel and would definately stay here again.

Reviewed October 03, 2018

Dear Mike 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. Kind regards Chand Hotel Administrator

Responded October 03, 2018
Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
7.3
Very good
Mei from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 7 nights in October 2012

Adequate hotel for the cost...”

Friendly frontline staff

I stayed at the Thistle Barbican because I wanted to be within walking distance of the Barbican Centre where I was attending a conference. It is OK, the usual chain hotel full of business type guests. A bit tired looking. Gym is nice and there is an indoor heated pool which I didn't make use of because I didn't have a suit! The walls are thin and I had to complain to the front desk cos my neighbours were having a loud party at 3am! Staff are nice but at times rather short-handed. The door lock mechanism is really fiddly and I had to have my card key reconfigured 3 times in the week I was there. Other than these little irritants, it was a pleasant stay. Just don't expect too much!

Reviewed November 05, 2012
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