We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thistle City Barbican

3.0 of 5
Hotel website
Hotel deals
120 Central Street | Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS, England
Special Rate
Winter Sale B&B from £89
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Thistle City Barbican
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

2,348 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice hotel except for old bath and rubbish tv. Bathroom had the longest flushing toilet I have ever experienced and the bath was in a real mess, pipes very dusty. TV channels all over the place, poor quality picture and for some reason sub titles kept popping up on BBC 1. Breakfast was excellent and the staff great.

Helpful?
Thank Paul S
Bristol
Level Contributor
89 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night mid week to attend a conference, checking in was good, the room was basic, hot and noisy. The bed was comfortable but the pillow was small and far too thick. Breakfast was superb, all the staff I met were great. Hence my Overall be verdict of Meh....

Helpful?
Thank Homer069
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice modern hotel. Very friendly staff. The room needed to be updated in opinion but a lovely stay The room service was quick and faster and food was nice and hot. Breakfast was good had a large choice

Helpful?
Thank Kentman1986
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing especially good or bad about the place. They look to have made an investment to bring the place up to scratch, with the common areas and rooms looking fresh, with decor and furnishings befitting the price. Some bits could be better though - TV (signal) and a dated bathroom were low points and the room itself was a bit... More 

Helpful?
Thank JasonVause
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid the same amount as on website. Negatives Very small, dated room. I could hardly get my case in the room. Very drab . Poor lighting fluorescent light over mirror too intense to work on my computer . I felt it was not a room used all the time it was a little musty. Room at the top of building... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hartley1234

Travelers are raving about these London hotels

East Fortune, Scotland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is really not very nice. There are two buildings - try and stay in the main building if you have to stay here, as the rooms are less dirty and scruffy in that side. If they offer a room in the other building say no. Seriously. I paid £200 for a room with water stained walls, a dirty... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarahsjmmoore
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Business trip, so all I cared for was a good night's sleep, a clien and quiet room and a decent breakfast. Hotel serves Full English and Continental; room was quiet although I suspect not very well insulated as every now and then I could hear next door neighbours or people getting on and off the elevator. However this did not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 85Magritte85
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had difficulty getting to the hotel from Victoria via buses as they were cancelled or had been re-routed, so we walked ( It was a very long walk). Hotel was nice, clean and staff were helpful and friendly. Only had a couple of little issues: room was quite small and with two females trying to get ready at the... More 

Helpful?
Thank millymollymax
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on a Sunday night for a business trip. Pretty standard hotel, except the Spa downstairs which was free to use and rather nice. Didn't have any food but it looked ok. Receptionists were friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
Thank danielson81
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rose Hanlon and myself stayed at your hotel for one night, 22 February, We met up at the hotel, Rose having driven from Birmingham and myself travelled by train from Canterbury. We checked in and decided to have lunch at the hotel, which was very nice indeed. We then shot off to a show in the afternoon and had loely... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jenny E
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

314 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (278)
Viewed
Bathroom (43)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (17)
Viewed
Room/suite (71)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (130)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (16)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these London hotels
Clerkenwell
Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
#453 of 1,058 in London
4.0 of 5 stars 467 reviews
The Z Hotel Shoreditch
#216 of 1,058 in London
4.5 of 5 stars 232 reviews
Shoreditch
Premier Inn London City (Old Street) Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Shoreditch
Travelodge London Central City Road
Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Thistle Euston
Thistle Euston
#217 of 1,058 in London
4.0 of 5 stars 2,278 reviews
City of London
The Montcalm at the Brewery London City
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay