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Thistle City Barbican Hotel

120 Central Street, London, EC1V 8DS

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  • Type: 3 star classic hotel (more)
  • Group: Thistle (more)
  • Review score: 5.5 / 10

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Thistle City Barbican is just off the City Road, a main thoroughfare running through North and Central London. Old Street is the nearest station, 0.5 miles away. On the Underground networks it serves the the Bank branch of London Underground’s Northern Line. First Capital Connect trains also stop at Old Street on a line between Moorgate and North London. Barbican Underground station is 0.6 miles away from the hotel and serves the following line(s): Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan. Stations in this area are in Travelcard Zone 1. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle service to the City and its tube stations. The nearest large mainline railway station is Liverpool Street, 1.1 miles away. London City Airport, Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick airports are all less than 45 minutes by train from Central London. If you drive to Thistle City Barbican, 10 on-site parking spaces are available at an additional charge. The hotel is just within the London Congestion Charge Zone. 

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This classic 3-Star hotel is 0.6 miles from the Barbican Centre - Europe’s largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra as well as housing theatres, art galleries, cinemas, performance areas, conference centres, exhibition halls and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the The Victoria Miro Gallery of contemporary art (0.3 miles away), Bunhill Fields park and historic burial site (0.6 miles) and Sadler’s Wells Theatre (0.7 miles). The nearest green space is King Square Gardens, 0.1 miles away.

Located very close to the City of London, Thistle City Barbican is a large hotel with 463 bedrooms and 13 meeting rooms. It is suitable for those in London on business, a family occasion or a city holiday. Standard bedrooms, deluxe rooms and suites at Thistle City Barbican are air-conditioned, have en-suite facilities and offer access to BT Openzone wireless broadband. Guest rooms also have coffee and tea-making facilities, complimentary toiletries, direct dial telephone, flat screen LCD TV with Freeview, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, radio, room safe and a desk.

If you want a light meal during the day, drinks after work or dinner before going to watch a show, the restaurant and bars at Thistle City Barbican fit the bill. The 120 Central Brasserie offers an à la carte menu featuring British and European dishes, and has an extensive wine list including a cellar of classic and New World wines. Bar 120 has an informal atmosphere and serves drinks and snacks. CoMotion Bar, serving coffee, drinks and light snacks, is open all day. A room service menu is available at all times.

If you are arranging a business meeting, an event or a special occasion, Thistle City Barbican has a wide variety of meeting and function rooms available. The largest function room, the Clerkenwell Suite, seats up to 170 guests and is suitable for conferences, banquets and wedding celebrations. There are a further 12 meeting rooms suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining. All the meeting rooms are air-conditioned and have an LCD projector and screen as well as BT Openzone wireless internet access. A dedicated meetings and events team can help you plan and run your event and even offer a bespoke wedding service. 

For relaxation, health and fitness, guests can enjoy Otium Health & Leisure Club at the hotel. It has an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sunbed, sauna and steam room, all of which guests can use whenever they like during their stay. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and the pool is used for swimming lessons at some times during the week.


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120 Central Street, London, EC1V 8DS
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51° 31' 37.62" N
0° 5' 48.12" W
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5.5 / 10
Near to:
Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Dogs Allowed
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  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Onsite Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa

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