Thistle Barbican Shoreditch


Hotel and location

With its central location and extensive rail, tube and bus connections, the 3* Thistle City Barbican offers an ideal base to explore the sights of London. A ten minute underground journey via the central line gives you access to the shops and theatres of the West End. A short stroll will take you to the Barbican which is Europe`s largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra.The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi in all of its guest rooms and public areas.

Room and facilities

All 463 bedrooms in the Thistle City Barbican are ensuite with satellite TV, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel boasts an extensive range of leisure facilities which include a swimming pool, spa pool and onsite gym. Onsite guests can dine in 120 Central the hotel brasserie or relax in Bar 20 which has a variety of draught and bottled beers. Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Please note: Double and Family 4 rooms have air-conditioning, Single and Twin rooms are not air-conditioned however fans can be requested at reception.
Pool Opening Hours: Mon to Fri 06:30 - 21:00, Sat to Sun 08:00 - 20:00 Pool Closed for private swimming class 8:30am-12pm (Midday) Mon, Wed and Fridays. Children must be accompanied by an adult. PLEASE NOTE: Leisure facilities are currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Until further notice the hotel`s bar and restaurant will be closed. This does not affect breakfast, which will be served as normal.

Board basis

Room Only.


Check-in: 3pm Check-out: 11am

Family rooms

1 child under 13 free, sharing with 2 adults.

Car parking

There are 10 onsite spaces on a first come first served basis at 30 per night. Alternatively the London Barbican NCP is an approx. 10-15 minute walk away.

Getting there

BY TUBE: From Old Street Tube station (Northern Line): Leave the station through exit 6 or 7 and head West down Old Street, turn right at Bath Street and then left at Lever Street. The hotel is on the right hand side on the junction of Lever and Central Street.
From Barbican Tube station (Metropolitan,Circle & Hammersmith lines): Head up Goswell Road. Turn right at Lever Street. Hotel is on the left hand side on junction of Lever & Central Street.
BY ROAD: Driving from Kings Cross east along Pentonville Rd, turn right into Goswell Rd.At 1st set of traffic lights turn left onto Lever Street. The hotel is situated on the crossroads of Lever & Central Street.

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Very thoughtful of them to upgrade us and give us free Prosecco for my partners birthday! Really made our time away really special. Lovely room, lovely hotel and lovely staff...


Friendly, sparkling clean, comfortable.

Exactly what you`d expect from a really good London hotel, but with the addition of a nice pool to unwind in at the end of the day....


Nice stay

The hotel was very good and I loved having an early swim in the pool... breakfast good and plenty of choices and very comfy bed ! I will come back if in London...


Spoilt and upgraded.

On arrival at the hotel we were early and thought we would ask if we could leave our bags in luggage store so we didn`t have to carry it around until the 2pm check in time. We were so surprised when we were told our room was ready and we had been upgraded to a suite. Our room was huge and really comfortable. We also added breakfast for the duration of our stay. This was very tasty with lots on offer. After returning to our suite on the first day. There was a knock at the door and my husband was presented with an ice bucket containing Prosecco and two glasses to say happy birthday. We didn`t expect this at all. Thank you Thistle our stay was amazing....


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Relaxing stay, staff we`re so helpful!!!

Special thanks to Edit on reception who when she learned that it was my daughters 16th birthday she brought a personally written card, chocolates and cake with a happy birthday message on the plate. Really special, personal touch. Thank you 10084;65039;...


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The staff the facilities the food are excellent in this hotel.would recommend the thistle barbican shoreditch hotel to anybody 5 stars from me .made my stay welcoming thankyou....


Lovely stay - will be returning

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On arrival we were upgraded, the hotel was clean and comfortable the staff were professional and friendly would stay there again....


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Central Street, Clerkenwell, City of London, London, EC1V 8DS

Old Street station is 8 minute walk (671 metres)