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.
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.
very clean, staff helpful, perfect location for us to visit family living two blocks away
small room- bed uncomfortable-carpet frayed- room noisy due to the family next door- after they checked out things much better
Had a hard time finding the hotel
room was small & grubby
Only hotel convenient to where I needed to be. Bar and dining most adequate.
Some of bathroom fittings did not function well
The room was clean and quiet - we didn't stay long enough to use any facilities so cannot comment on them.
Staff not very helpful on checking in - I had left my reservation number in the car and insisted I had to get it - by the time I got back they had checked my wife in by confirmimg our post code.
Shower curtain kept falling down