Hotel in Detail:A large hotel, the Thistle Barbican Shoreditch boasts 463 rooms. Located off from the busy surrounding main roads the hotel is a popular choice for business travellers. Offering a swimming pool and spa sets this part from the majority of city hotels in the area. extensive business facilities including meeting rooms as well as offering family rooms (2 adults and 2 children). Parking is possible onsite for a charge (see below) but there are just 10 spaces so check in advance.
Bedrooms are decorated in a modern traditional style.
All the bedrooms are en-suite (toiletries supplied) with hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, direct dial telephone, iron and ironing board, radio, desk, flat screen TV with digital channels, wireless internet access (free) and express check-out.
Deluxe rooms are more spacious, some come with air-conditioning. They also have a minibar and safe.
Suites have a separate lounge area.
Room service is available but is limited.
Bar 120: Pleasant atmosphere. Fully licensed bar that also serves snacks .Opens from 18.00 till 02.00 daily.
CoMotion Bar: A coming together of a New York deli with an Italian cafe in an Art Deco style. Enjoy a breakfast coffee. Serves snacks and drinks. Open 07.00 till 22.30 (from 08.30 weekends).
120 Central Brasserie: A relaxed and modern setting. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features A La Carte British and European cuisine. Also serves a selection of New World wines.
Open for breakfast 6:30 till 10.00 (weekends 7.00 till 10:30), Lunch 12:30 till 14:30 (not open Saturday), Evening Meal 17:30 till 22:30 ( weekends 17.00 till 22.00).
Onsite the Thistle Barbican Shoreditch hotel offers an Otium Health and Leisure Club with a range of fitness of and beauty facilities and access is free. The gymnasium has an extensive range of equipment as well as free weights. You'll find a sauna, spa, steam room, sauna and an indoor swimming pool.
On the ground and first floor levels are thirteen meeting rooms, all with air-conditioning. The largest room can accommodate up to 140 delegates.
Additional services include dry cleaning and garden with some limited hours access.
Wireless internet throughout the hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube & Railway Station: Old Street 0.4 miles (0.6 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 1.5 miles (2.5 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 6.5 miles (10.5 km).
The Thistle Barbican Shoreditch enjoys a location particularly well suited to the business traveller. On the northern border of the City of London (a.k.a the square mile) but also just half mile to North is Angel and Islington. Here you will find the Business Design Centre along with a large shopping area complete with two separate markets as well as a great range of pubs and restaurants. While the hotels immediate vicinity has little in the way of nightlife the wider area of Clerkenwell itself and the surrounding Hoxton area have become very fashionable and popular night time venues. Here you will find a great range of pubs and clubs. Convenient for business destinations to the East of London such as the Docklands (3.9 miles, 6.3 kms), Excel Exhibition centre (5.6 miles, 9 kms) and London City Airport (6.5 miles, 10.4607360 kms). Nearest tourist areas are to the West and start at Covent Garden which is just 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from here. Other local places of interest include The Museum of London (0.6 miles, 1 kms), Dickens House (0.9 miles, 1.4 kms), St. Paul's Cathedral (0.9 miles, 1.4 kms), Old Spitalfields Market (now a busy shopping centre) (1 mile, 1.6 kms) and Millennium Bridge (1.1 mile, 1.8 kms). Its worth noting that if you are travelling to or from Stansted Airport then you catch the Stansted Express which runs from Liverpool Street Station which is less than a mile from the hotel.
Shuttle:Bus: The Thistle Barbican Shoreditch hotel runs a shuttle service into the City of London which runs every 25 minutes between7.10 am till 10 am and then 5 pm till 8 pm dropping off at at Barbican, Moorgate and Old Street stations.
Parking: There are twelve spaces onsite and charges apply.
Bedroom Numbers: 463
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.4 out of 5 by 9455 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 3.8 out of 5 from 4907 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 691 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 3 out of 5 from 4548 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs £30 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf your not looking for anything except the Thistle chain nearby from this brand are:
Bloomsbury Park Hotel (Thistle): is 1.2 miles (2.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 79% and rates start from about £92.
Thistle Holborn: is 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £133.
Royal Trafalgar Hotel (Thistle): 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 87% and with rates from around £137.
Thistle Piccadilly: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £146.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 68% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 3 star hotels is 66%. Therefore while the hotel is below the overall London average you should note that this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) . Thistle Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Thistle hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 748th from 865 London hotels, 8th of 8 Thistle Hotels, and 256th of 321 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Thistle City Barbican Hotel and not too far away (0.6 miles, 0.9 km) would be the 3 star Holiday Inn Express London City, where prices begin from around £86 and which has a 75% guest satisfaction rating.For somewhere with lower starting rates try the Z Hotel Shoreditch. 0.4 miles from here (0.6 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 83% from its past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £50.
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 4 Star Zetter Hotel is potentially a good choice for you. The Zetter Hotel is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (120 Central Street, EC1 postcode) which we list extend for a 1.1 miles (1.8 km) radius. Consisting of 14 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 17 four star hotels (average rating 85%), 13 three star hotels (average rating 80%) and 6 two star hotels (average rating 71%). Top 3 star hotels are Premier Inn London City (Old Street), Premier Inn Angel Islington, Premier Inn Holborn, Premier Inn Blackfriars (Fleet Street) and Premier Inn Kings Cross (all five score 90%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Batty Langley's (5 star) at 96%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £119 per night. Starting from £43 at Arriva Hotel (2 Star, 66%) with top rates of £230 at Boundary Rooms and Suites (5 Star, 89%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £162, Four Star average: £122, Three Star average: £97 and Two Star average: £60.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Thistle Barbican Shoreditch 46th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 11th for the 13 three star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 9th of 50 (4th of 13 three star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 21st of 39 for pure value for money (Z Hotel Shoreditch was top).