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Thistle City Barbican

120 Central Street; Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 8DS, United Kingdom
+44 871 376 9004

RM 406+

Overall guest ratings

7.4/10 Good
Based on 3,885 reviews

Review highlights

  • 8.5
  • 8.0
  • 6.4
  • 5.7

Good to know

  • Close to public transport
  • Friendly service

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    About

    The Thistle City Barbican Hotel is one of few hotels located in London's 'Square Mile,' a district famous for being home to the city's stock exchange. For obvious reasons, the hotel is ideal for business travelers, but it also offers terrific proximity to the art and culture hubs of central London, along with more eclectic neighborhoods to the east.

    Amenities and Services

    The Thistle City Barbican hotel is expertly equipped for meetings and business events of all sizes. Its thirteen meeting rooms boast LCD projectors and screens, and complimentary Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel. Both business travelers and those on vacation will enjoy the Otium Heath & Leisure Club, which offers an indoor pool and sauna. A mix of British and other European dishes are served for breakfast and dinner at the on-site 120 Central Brasserie, while the hotel's Bar 120 and CoMotion Bar are excellent for a drink and a light meal, or a coffee, respectively.

    Attractions

    Guests are sure to enjoy performances by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, which is within walking distance of Thistle City Barbican. The markets, vintage shops, and independent bars and restaurants of the hip East London neighborhood Shoreditch are all nearby, and several convenient Underground stations make it easy to travel elsewhere in the city.

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    Amenities

    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Coffee shop
    • Internet
    • Concierge service
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Spa
    • Hot tub
    • Indoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Express check out
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Storage available
    • Business centre
    • Pets not allowed
    • Parking (surcharge)
    • Steam room
    • Wedding services
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.4 Good
    Based on 3,885 reviews
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.3 "83% said the reception staff was great."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
      8.4 "84% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
      9.1 "Housekeeping was great, according to 91%."
    • 8.0 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.0 "Location is great."
      7.7 "Near to public transport, according to 77%."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to shopping."
      8.7 "City centre within easy reach, said 87%."
      8.6 "86% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      8.3 "83% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.5 "95% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 7.5 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
      8.5 "top-notch fitness area, thought 85%."
    • 6.5 "Average value."
    • 6.4 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.7 "Internet is average."
    • 4.2 "Rooms are not good."
      3.8 "62% said rooms were small."
      3.0 "70% complained about the bathroom."
      0.8 "92% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.6 "For 94%, the rooms looked old."
      3.7 "63% had problems with the shower."
      1.8 "Air conditioning was criticized by 82%."
      1.3 "87% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      1.2 "88% found problems with the furniture."
      1.6 "84% were disappointed with the minibar."
      4.4 "56% said the bathroom was dirty."
      2.6 "74% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 3.3 "Vibe wasn't good."
      0.9 "91% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      3.9 "61% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
      2.5 "75% criticized the plain hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 1,670 reviews
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.2 "82% said the reception staff was great."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
      7.2 "72% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.9 "Housekeeping was great, according to 89%."
    • 8.2 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.0 "Location is great."
      7.7 "Near to public transport, according to 77%."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to shopping."
      8.9 "City centre within easy reach, said 89%."
      9.6 "96% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      8.3 "83% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 7.9 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
      7.2 "72% loved the sauna."
      8.7 "top-notch fitness area, thought 87%."
    • 6.5 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.4 "Average amenities."
      6.5 "65% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 6.1 "Average value."
    • 5.5 "Internet is average."
    • 4.9 "Rooms are not good."
      3.2 "68% complained about the bathroom."
      1.1 "89% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.4 "For 96%, the rooms looked old."
      3.8 "62% had problems with the shower."
      2.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 80%."
      1.0 "90% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      1.1 "89% found problems with the furniture."
      1.8 "82% were disappointed with the minibar."
      2.4 "76% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.5 "55% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 3.4 "Vibe wasn't good."
      0.6 "94% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      4.2 "58% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 777 reviews
    • 8.4 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.4 "84% said the reception staff was great."
      8.3 "83% thought the service was very professional."
      8.6 "86% found the restaurant service to be one of the best."
    • 7.4 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
    • 7.4 "Good location."
      7.5 "Near to public transport, according to 75%."
      9.7 "97% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 6.3 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.2 "Average value."
    • 5.8 "Internet is average."
    • 4.6 "Rooms are not good."
      4.6 "54% said rooms were small."
      0.9 "91% thought they were poorly maintained."
      2.8 "72% complained about the bathroom."
      0.5 "For 95%, the rooms looked old."
      1.4 "86% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.3 "67% had problems with the shower."
      1.9 "Air conditioning was criticized by 81%."
      4.4 "56% said the bathroom was dirty."
      1.4 "86% were disappointed with the minibar."
    • 3.0 "Horrible vibe."
      0.8 "92% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.1 Good
    Based on 1,437 reviews
    • 8.7 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.2 "82% said the reception staff was great."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
    • 8.0 "Location is great."
      7.3 "Near to public transport, according to 73%."
      9.6 "96% liked the proximity to shopping."
      8.8 "City centre within easy reach, said 88%."
      8.8 "88% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 7.7 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
      8.5 "top-notch fitness area, thought 85%."
    • 7.6 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.7 "Average value."
    • 6.5 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.7 "Internet is average."
      5.1 "51% thought the wifi quality was ok."
    • 5.6 "Average cleanliness."
      5.7 "Only 57% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.6 "66% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 3.2 "Awful rooms."
      3.0 "70% said rooms were small."
      0.5 "95% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.1 "69% complained about the bathroom."
      0.6 "For 94%, the rooms looked old."
      1.4 "Air conditioning was criticized by 86%."
      3.6 "64% had problems with the shower."
      0.9 "91% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      1.1 "89% found problems with the furniture."
      1.9 "81% were disappointed with the minibar."
      2.5 "75% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.6 "54% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 2.9 "Horrible vibe."
      1.1 "89% criticized the unstylish hotel."
      3.1 "69% didn't like the unstylish hotel."
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    Hotel type
    Friends Hotel
    Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    Solo Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for solo travelers.
    City Hotel
    Guests say it is the perfect hotel for a city trip.
    Good to know
    "Close to public transport"
    "Friendly service"
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