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Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London

3-star3 stars
Central Street, Clerkenwell, London, England, EC1V 8DS, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Barbican Arts Centre
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Great pool
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Wellness Area
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London

from $113 CAD
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Room for 3
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

What’s around Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London


  • In London City Centre
  • Liverpool Street - 20 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 22 min walk
  • The Gherkin - 27 min walk
  • The Strand - 28 min walk
  • Russell Square - 29 min walk
  • The British Museum - 31 min walk
  • Tate Modern - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 53 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 88 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 18 min drive
  • London Old Street Station - 10 min walk
  • London Farringdon Station - 15 min walk
  • London Moorgate Station - 17 min walk
  • Old Street Underground Station - 10 min walk
  • Barbican Station - 11 min walk
  • Angel Underground Station - 12 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 463 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-noon
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1964
  • Elevator
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.


120 Central Brasserie - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London’s small print

Also known as

  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel London
  • 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
  • Thistle City Barbican Hotel
  • Thistle City Barbican London
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch Hotel
  • Thistle City Barbican London, England
  • Thistle Barbican Shoreditch London
  • Thistle Barbican Hotel
  • Thistle Barbican Hotel City
  • Thistle City


The property’s pool is closed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to noon.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • 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.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs GBP 30 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day

    Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15 per person (approximately)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London

    • Is there a pool at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 8:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
    • Is parking offered at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      Yes. Self parking costs GBP 30 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      You can check in from 3 PM to noon. Check-out time is noon.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Thistle Barbican Shoreditch?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Fish Central (1-min walk), The Corner Bar (1-min walk), and Under The Sea Seafood Bar (1-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.4 From 1,222 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    Clean and friendly. Nice area of town. No complaints.
    ca3 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    My experience with this hotel was horrible. Only best part of this hotel was location. You can commute to all major attractions within 15 mins drive. We had 3 nights booking here. 1st of all, they gave me a room without air conditioning. 2nd, they never refill shampoo, conditioner or body wash. Also, this is my first hotel I have ever seen that they don’t provide body lotion. I complained to receptionist about house keeping. They seemed not to care at all. The bed was uncomfortable. The washroom was very tiny. And the toilet flush majority of the time didn’t work properly at all. BathTub was small as well. Also, we could hear everything from the room right beside us. During our stay we heard one guy was snoring. Pros: Location was good. Cons: above all issues.
    ca3 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Good value but pool and sauna is a joke
    Mina, ie3 night family trip
    Good 6.0
    very tired hotel
    Hotel very tired looking. Bathroom poor Location further from tube than stated.
    gb1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    Ok but not great.
    It was clear that the room had not had an update in quite a while, other than the decorating. There was a trouser press with a broken ironing board (it wouldn't stay up), an ironing board in the wardrobe that would only go to half height, no outlets in the room to speak of, a hair dryer from the 80s on the wall in the bathroom that didn't work, a towel warming rack on the wall in the bathroom that didn't work, and the cabinet labeled 'Mini Bar' was entirely empty. My husband ended up ironing his shirt while sitting on the bed with the ironing board between the bed and the wall (a space about a foot and a half wide) because that was the only plug we could find. While not devastating, it was certainly irritating for a hotel we were paying £120/nt for. And before you ask, we didn't have time to call the desk and ask for another board, we had a show to get to. Over all, the hotel was alright but nothing special and I would have expected to pay about half what we did. The rooms need a serious update to charge more.
    Abigail, gb2 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Quiet room, comfortable bed, good shower. Friendly staff. Suited our needs for a place to stay while in London.
    Ruth, gb2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Location near the Russian visitor centre
    Super clean ,fab food ,rooms with windows u could open for fresh air !
    Victoria, gb1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    Good location but think twice.
    It is a hotel in desperate need for maintenance, upgrading as well as housekeeping/cleaning. It does not deserve
    ie3 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Nice enough hotel with pool
    Great location. Staff lovely. Food good. My room had broken windows that would not close. Banged open & close all night😢😢 but I reported it & staff were very apologetic.
    Margaret, ie2 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Great for training courses.
    Good service from the front desk but even though we only had 7 people on the course all week, it took them until Thursday morning to stop setting the room up for 12 despite being asked twice. Overall a nice, well-placed hotel offering good meeting rooms and good service.
    Kevin, gb4 night business trip

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