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"Parking was essential and was provided. Friendly reception. Breakfast good with varied choices. Bed comfortable. Will be returning. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 22 Jan 2020

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Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£86* Per night/room 9 Oct - 10 Oct

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the breakfast at Thistle Barbican Shoreditch. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Liverpool Street. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 bars and a full-service spa. Built in 1964, this 3-star hotel has 463 rooms over 6 floors. Each room includes amenities such as a flat-screen TV and a coffee maker.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at the restaurant
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Treat yourself to facials, body wraps or manicures and pedicures at the spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the value of their stay
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Barbican Arts Centre and Museum of London

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch ratings based on 22 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Everyone (17) Couples (2) Family (4)
4 out of 5
Parking was essential and was provided. Friendly reception. Breakfast good with varied choices. Bed comfortable. Will be returning.

Posted by on 22 Jan 2020

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22 Jan 2020 by Chand

Thank you 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.

3 out of 5
Staff inattentive. No information given upon checking in or not n the room. Foyer busy and the norganisef on arrival.

Posted by on 22 Jul 2019

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24 Jul 2019 by Chand

Thank you for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will take your feedback on board and address these issues to ensure the standard does not fall short again. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Mar 2019

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2 Apr 2019 by Chand

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.

5 out of 5
I liked most the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. My one niggle was the distance from the nearest tube station

Posted by on 17 Mar 2019

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18 Mar 2019 by Chand

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.

3 out of 5
Check in poor. Hotel is nice. Rooms perfect. Restaurant staff poor.

Posted by on 12 Jan 2019

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14 Jan 2019 by Chand

Thank you very much for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am happy to read that you enjoyed aspects of your stay with us. I am, however, sorry that we did not meet all of your expectations. We do apologise for this and hope you visit again soon.

5 out of 5

Modern, clean hotel 10 mins from underground

We were originally dubious of the location, but a brisk 10 minute walk from Old Street station led us to this impressive hotel. The chilled lemon-infused water in reception was appreciated on arrival, as was the friendly, informative attitude found at the desk. Our family room, for 4, was clean, spacious and contained everything we required. My children were so excited about the pool, and it lived up to their expectations. Very warm, complimentary towel loan, padlock loan for the lockers, and again, all very clean. We did have an issue with room service, delivery took longer than expected and one side order was missing. Upon informing reception, the duty manager visited our room, apologised profusely and adjusted the bill to more than make up for the delay. He seemed to genuinely care that we were happy, which is unusual. Breakfast the next morning was fantastic. Although laid out in a buffet style, the food wasn't dried up and rubbery, instead constantly monitored by the staff and refreshed. The standard fried breakfast was available, along with healthier alternatives, fresh fruit, what appeared to be the contents of an entire bakery, even the coffee was nice. The cost of this hotel when compared with others of a similar standard was very competitive. I can only assume that the location puts people off? Don't let it. Ok, so it's not surrounded by the historical buildings of central London, but the community feel of the area is actually quite attractive in its own way.

Posted by on 14 Apr 2018

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16 Apr 2018 by Chand

Dear Caroline 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 greatly appreciate the kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

3 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Feb 2020

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13 Feb 2020 by Chand

Thank you 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.

5 out of 5
Chambre propre et fonctionnelle. Hôtel bien situé pour une visite de Londres à pied. Personnel jeune et sympathique. La piscine avec hammam et sauna agréable après une journée de visite. Le petit déjeuner est copieux et de bonne qualité

Posted by on 11 Feb 2020

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11 Feb 2020 by Chand

Thank you 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.

4 out of 5
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Posted by on 25 Nov 2019

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26 Nov 2019 by Chand

Thank you for your review of your stay at Thistle City Barbican. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us - I apologise for the lift issue. It is serviced by an external company and therefore was out of our control as to how long it would take to fix. I apologise for the inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Nov 2019

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26 Nov 2019 by Chand

Thank you 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.

About the Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Location Central Street, London, England EC1V 8DS

Property Features

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business centre. A fitness centre, a sauna, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Thistle Barbican Shoreditch. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 463 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1964
  • Dining venue
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: London Old Street Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Old Street Underground Station (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Thistle Barbican Shoreditch offers 463 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10 AM and at the weekend from 7 AM to 11 AM.

120 Central Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

Spa Services

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.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at noon
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

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

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. 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 sanitiser.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 30 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 30.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barbican City Thistle
  • Barbican Thistle
  • Barbican Thistle City
  • City Barbican
  • City Thistle Barbican
  • Thistle Barbican
  • Thistle Barbican Hotel
  • Thistle Barbican Hotel City
  • Thistle City
  • 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

You should know

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