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Thistle City Barbican, London, Old Street

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Thistle City Barbican

4 star hotel in Old Street   120 Central Street , Old Street, London , EC1V 8DS

Hotel Information

Thistle City Barbican is a 463 room, 4 star hotel in Old Street, Central London. The nearest tube station to the Thistle City Barbican is Old Street tube in zone 1 of the Underground and is served by the following line(s): Northern. Old Street station is 0.69 miles from the Thistle City Barbican. The nearest rail station to the hotel is Old Street Station which is 0.71 miles away.

Thistle City Barbican, London

The Thistle City Barbican Hotel is located on the edge of the City of London in Clerkenwell. Therefore it is perfectly located for business or pleasure. Although the hotel could do with an update, the rates do reflect this and for a short stay it is worth consideration.

The Thistle City Barbican Hotel offers a health and leisure facilities equipped with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and gym. Usage is complimentary for all guests.

A complementary courtesy bus service runs to The City, departing every 25 minutes Monday to Friday.

  • Only deluxe rooms are air-conditioned, but all offer:
  • BT Openzone Wi-Fi
  • Coffee and Tea Making Facilities
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View (deluxe rooms)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar (Not Stocked), 
  • Radio
  • Room Safe
  • TV with Remote Control (standard rooms)
  • Work Desk

The hotel also offers just 10 limited car parking spaces on a first-come first-served basis.


Guest Comments
No aircon  okay  average room
dodgy area  Nice swimming pool
unpleasant staff
Do not bother    poor beds
disappointing  dated  mediocre
Thistle City Barbican Reviews

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Thistle City Barbican " There are better"

Ratings scored out of 6
Overall Score: 3
Value for money: rated 4/6
Location: rated 2/6
Cleanliness: rated 3/6
Staff Rating: rated 2/6

To the point - forget it. It has nothing going for it at all. The whole hotel is outdated and in need of a major redesign and refurbishment. I was too scared to walk outside the hotel. next time I will stay somewhere different, this is not the London that I am used to. Ok if it was 60 a night it may be alright but not at what my company paid
Would I Stay Again? No
Would I Recommend Thistle City Barbican to a friend? No
Greta M, Rotterdam

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Area Map

Old Street Guide
A monument of trendy east London nightlife, Old Street lies in-between Clerkenwell in the City of London and cooler-than-thou Shoreditch in one of the citys resurgent areas of the last decade. Needless to say, because Old Street is in the Square Mile, there are many upmarket hotels within walking distance. The Crowne Plaza St Gregory is a beautifully styled modern hotel very close to Old Street. London’s east end was until recently a no-go area for visitors, notorious for its slums, Lock, Stock-style local gangsters like the Krays and tensions be [more...] ....continue
Old Street Attractions

Moorfields Eye Hospital, City University, Liverpool Street, Farringdon Station, Fabric, The City

Tube StationZoneLine(s)Distance
Old Street1Northern0.69 miles
Angel1Northern0.83 miles
Barbican1Metropolitan - Circle line - Hammersmith & City0.84 miles
Farringdon1Metropolitan - Circle line - Hammersmith & City1.00 miles
Moorgate1Metropolitan - Northern - Circle line - Hammersmith & City1.16 miles

Rail StationDistance
Old Street Station0.71 miles
Barbican Station0.85 miles
Farringdon Station0.96 miles
Moorgate Station1.15 miles
London City Thameslink Station1.34 miles
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