Thistle City Barbican

    At a Glance

    • Good location near Old Street station and good transport links to central London via bus or tube
    • Modern hotel with well-sized en suite rooms with extras including Wi-Fi and tea & coffee facilities
    • Bar 120 and 120 Central Brasserie are good options for pre-show meal and drinks
    • Close to trendy Old Street, Shoreditch, and Hoxton areas and a variety of bars and restaurants

    Hotel Overview

    The Thistle City Barbican is a 10-minute walk from Old Street station, 10 minutes from Kings Cross by taxi or two stops on the Northern Line. It has good transport links to central London and is close to the trendy, buzzy districts of Old Street and Shoreditch.

    Stylish and modern, the hotel also a subtle air of tradition about it, which conjures a familiar-feeling, instantly comfortable atmosphere in which to enjoy your short London break.

    Many of the spacious rooms include a seating area and large desk. Other facilities include Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, tea and coffee, hairdryer and toiletries in the en suite.

    If you choose to eat and drink at the hotel, Bar 120 and 120 Central Brasserie provide a range of tasty dishes and an impressive wine menu. If you’d like to take a snack or meal in the comfort of your own room, round the clock room service is also available.

    Top tip: The area is home to a plethora of bars and restaurants, so take a trip out and explore if you have time. You’ll find everything from traditional pubs to stylish, modern eateries, especially in the Hoxton Square area which 15 minutes’ walk away.


    • 24-hour reception
    • Air conditioning
    • Bar
    • Wheelchair accessible rooms
    • Gym/Leisure Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Restaurant
    • Safe
    • Tea & Coffee making facilities
    • Wi-Fi


    Nearby Attractions

    • Ironmonger Row Baths Spa  (4 min walk)
    • Sadler's Wells theatre (13 min walk)
    • Barbican Centre (12 min walk)
    • Smithfield Market (14 min walk)
    • St Paul's Cathedral (22 mins walk)

    Popular Breaks

    Explore London's sights and sounds

    • Check in to your room
    • Visit the South Bank and the London Aquarium
    • Relax with a drink in a traditional London pub
    • Enjoy your great seats at the theatre
    • Have a post-show dinner with drinks
    • After breakfast see the sights with a River Cruise

    Great value London mini-break

    • Check in to your room
    • Explore the sights on an Original Tour bus
    • Relax with a drink in a traditional London pub
    • Grab a pizza before the show
    • Enjoy your great seats at a top musical
    • After breakfast visit one of London's parks or museums


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    Contact Us

       +44 (0)20 7400 1265