Hotel Thistle City Barbican

3 Stars

  Central Street - Clerkenwell - EC1V 8DS - London, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Islington / Barbican / Clerkenwell

From 92.00 €(?) Book

The Thistle City Barbican Hotel is centrally located and is suitable for business travelers, it offers 13 conference rooms for organizing all kinds of events, meetings and ceremonies, there are available for guests wifi Internet access (charged), audio and video equipment. The hotel offers all customers 24-hour reception, free daily local and international newspapers, gym with sauna, spa and indoor pool, luggage storage, parking (charged) for those arriving in London by car, car rental, ATM and a tour desk to book excursions or tickets for exhibitions or events.
The Thistle City Barbican is located in Central London in the district of the City, close to the Barbican Centre. The nearest underground station is Angel, about 900 meters from the hotel, the nearest train station is Kings Cross. Nearby there are numerous tourist attractions such as the British Museum, the National Portraits Gallery, Temple Church and St Paul's Cathedral.

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Hotel Details


The hotel has 463 rooms decorated in a modern style with light tones, with facilities for making tea and coffee, free wifi Internet access (charged), toiletries for the bathroom, direct dial telephone, large work desk for those who must be committed to work and flat-screen TV with digital channels. There are rooms suitable for disabled guests. All rooms are for non-smoking guests.


The hotel has a restaurant and two bars. The 120 Central Brasserie offers menu featuring British and international dishes, is open daily from 6:30 am to 10 pm. The Bar 120 is included in the Brasserie and offers its customers a pleasant break relaxing with alcoholic and not, accompanied by salty or sweet snacks and light meals, is open daily from 6 pm to 2 am. The CoMotion Bar serves drinks and snacks in a casual atmosphere, is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

Hotel facilities

  •  Car Parking
  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Internet Point
  •  Lifts 4
  •  Bar
  •  Indoor Swimmingpool
  •  Conference rooms 13
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Heated Swimmingpool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 16:00
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Beauty Center
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 129
  •  Twin rooms 267
  •  Double rooms 45
  •  Triple rooms 24

The Hotel Thistle City Barbican is perfect for who wants to travel by car. The accommodation is with air conditioning. The hotel is suitable for sportsmen. This accommodation offers a fast internet connection. The hotel offers a bar to enjoy a drink and relax. The hotel is perfect for swimmers. The property is fully equipped with a conference room. The Hotel Thistle City Barbican offers disabled facilities. The property has its own heated swimming pool for guests. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Thistle City Barbican offers a laundry service. The Hotel Thistle City Barbican offers wellness features. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel is great for those who travel for work.

The hotel provides either its own car park or a nearby one with a special agreement; being not included in the room price, for a paid parking the payment have to be carried out directly on the spot.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini Bar
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  Safe Box
  •  Satellite TV
  •  WiFi
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Flat Iron
  •  Radio

The Hotel Thistle City Barbican offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel Thistle City Barbican offers a minibar service. The hotel rooms offers disabled facilities. The Hotel Thistle City Barbican rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. Guests have access to a fast internet connection in the rooms. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. Guests have access to a WI-FI wireless internet connection in the rooms. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The hotel offers its guests the use of an iron. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: LHR
  • Time to the Airport: 50 MIN
  • Railway Station: OLD STREET
  • Time to the Railway Station: 5 MIN
  • Underground: OLD STREET
  • Time to the Subway: 5 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 2 KM
  • Distance from the airport: 40 KM
  • Fair site: EXCEL
  • Distance from Railway Station: 0.5 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 2 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Portumna, Ireland

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Much better than previous reviews

Stayed in new section, so can't comment on rooms near the road, but was much better than expected.

great breakfast
spa/pool/sauna was excellent and included in price

only issue was bit further from tube - about 10mins walk (barbican) but good bus routes



Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Good: 3.1/5 More Details


Great location , great price would stay again

Southampton, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

Good value rooms and good breakfast

Regularly use this hotel when in london to meet up with friends as it's handy for where we go to eat. good value for money, friendly staff, rooms and facilities all ok



Headley Down, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.3/5 More Details

Overnight stay to meet up with friends

Have stayed at this hotel before and always found it good for a weekend stay. if you arrive after 2pm there is free parking on many of the surrounding streets which saves alot of money. we have been lucky in always getting an upgrade from a standard room to an exec king room. staff were extremely efficient and polite both at reception and in the breakfast room. the only thing that was not so good was that the main bar was closed with a sign up saying only open monday - thursday, we would have stayed up for a drink or two after returning to the hotel at around 11pm but did not fancy sitting in the reception bar.



Lynton, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Staff, shower, breakfast fab, room a little disapointing compared to previous visits

Have stayed here twice before, the room we had this time was not so good, but the room was more expensive even though we booked the same grade. the carpet was threadbare, and there was some rubbish left in the room by previous occupants. on the plus side the shower was fab and so was breakfast. the staff were pleasant as well.



Telscombe Cliffs Brighton, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Fht training course

I really enjoyed my 2 day stay at the thistle hotel, it was lovely, being able to stay on-site for my course added to the enjoyment of the course.

unfortunately, neither the fht or the hotel offered a discount for staying with a training session. however thanks to '' sevice it was possible.

thank you.



Street, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

The willcox review

Overall the hotel was smart and clean. staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was good. i was disapointed with the room which was very small especially as an extra bed was requested. which incidently was a fold out bed that kept collapsing and we ended up using the matress on the floor. the room and bathroom were quite shabby overall but it did have a good tv, kettle hairdryer and iron. iwould not give the standard room a 4* rating



Comber, Newtownards, United Kingdom

Average: 2.4/5 More Details

Avoid the thistle, barbican

I was in asmall single room with no air conditioning which was very uncomfortable in hot humid weather. the menu for dinner looked ok but the food was not good. they then add 12.5 percent service charge and leave a space on the bill for a further tip. an attempt to rip off tourists perhaps? breakfast wasn't up to the standard of similar hotels elsewhere in london and coffee hadn' appeared by the time i had finished breakfast. i will not be returning to this hotel unless i am desperate.



Leicester, United Kingdom

Good: 3/5 More Details

Thistle hotel barbican

The restaurant is good and the bar area pleasant enough but as in many london hotels the double room was very small and the bathroom tiny. in need of some basic redecoration. basic things not checked e.g batteries on the tv remote. however very clean. so ok but not great.



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