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Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London

3-star3 stars
Central StreetClerkenwell, LondonEnglandEC1V 8DSUnited Kingdom

3-star hotel with spa, near Liverpool Street
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great pool
Wellness Area
Sufficient wellness & sports facilities
983See all 983 reviews
From 3,853 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London

from $100 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 - 22 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 25 min walk
  • The Strand - 30 min walk
  • The Gherkin - 30 min walk
  • Russell Square - 30 min walk
  • The British Museum - 33 min walk
  • Tate Modern - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 31 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 52 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 56 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 62 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 71 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 88 min drive
  • London Old Street Station - 11 min walk
  • London Farringdon Station - 16 min walk
  • London Moorgate Station - 18 min walk
  • Old Street Underground Station - 10 min walk
  • Barbican Station - 12 min walk
  • Angel Underground Station - 14 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self parking (limited) *

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
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 1964
  • Elevator/lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Filipino
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish

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 deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.


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 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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 7:30 PM.
  • 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 12 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.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.2 From 983 reviews

    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London
    Very Good8.0
    Clean and friendly. Nice area of town. No complaints.
    A Traveler, ca3 night trip
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London
    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.
    A Traveler, ca3 night trip
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London
    Great stay
    Fantastic stay, staff were very friendly.. We went to Sadler’s Wells theatre, this hotel was ideal for tube access and walking distance to the theatre and Shoreditch.
    Conor, gb2 night trip
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London
    Will be back
    Friendly staff. Love the breakfast
    A Traveler, gb1 night trip
    Thistle Barbican Shoreditch, London
    Very Good8.0
    Good Value for the Money; Good Location
    This was my second stay at the hotel. When I checked in I was told that Robert, the hotel manager, had upgraded my room. Unexpected and much appreciated. Great coustomer realtaions. This is what makes the hotel stand out from most in the same preice range -- the mangement and staff are service oriented and excellent in caring about your stay. This alone recommends the hotel. On thisI stay I was in the main hotel facility with the reception, bars, restaurants. My previous stay was in the adjunt building which was not a pleasant experience. Book the main building. It will make a difference in your perception of he hotel and will make for a more enjoyable stay. The hotel is mid-priced and good value for the money. Always clean and with good service throughout. The one thing that keeps the hotel from getting higher stars is that the hotel is quite dated and in need of aesthetic and logistical updates/ modifications. The location is excellent in a very walkable area (close to Old Street Tube Station, Barbacan Centre, Museum of London, restaurants and shops). Summery: good value for the money; good location.
    Raymond, us2 night trip

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