Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

Rated 7.6 in 4397 reviews. 463 rooms.


The Hotel started life as a single building hotel built in the 1950s to serve a very large tobacco complex in the area. During this period the main building which reception is located was was owned and operated by the Gallaghers, a company famous for the Black Cat brand of cigarettes. An advertisement for this can still be seen on a block of flats on Dingley Road. When Gallaghers relocated the tobacco factory the building was bought by the Hotel and expanded. To complete the hotel the company also purchased the road in between and build a canopy

The Thistle Barbican Shoreditch is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Old Street and Barbican Tube Stations. It offers rooms with satellite TVs and a leisure centre featuring a pool.

The hotel is well situated for Kings Cross and Liverpool Street Station and the Eurostar at St Pancras International. The Financial District is a 10-minute walk away.

Indulge for free at The Otium Health & Leisure Club’s sauna, hot tub and steam room.

The 120 Central Brasserie serves an à la carte menu featuring British and European dishes, whilst Bar120 and the CoMotion Bar both offer a range of drinks and snacks.

For guests travelling to the hotel by car there are 10 car parking spaces available at an extra charge, these are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Alternatively there is a public car park within walking distance.

Spa Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre
  • Solarium

Available Rooms

2 guests




Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near Thistle Barbican Shoreditch

  1. Central Street Cafe

    Lovely food and profits go to feeding the local elderly, a shame they don't do bloody Marys anymore :(

    106 m from hotel
    Central St

  2. Better Ironmonger Row Baths

    16 million pound refurb and the place is beautiful, Turkish baths are superb and 2 great pool and well stocked gym. Well designed and history has been kept , one of London's secrets

    180 m from hotel
    Ironmonger Row

  3. London Dance Academy

    Great studio! Perfect pole dance teachers!

    212 m from hotel
    4951 Central St

  4. Jimmy And The Bee

    Selection of espresso as well as filter based coffee drinks use 100% arabica beans. Always couple of different beans from one of the best london's based roasteries. Amazing teas and cakes.

    293 m from hotel
    135 Goswell Rd

  5. Goswell Road Coffee

    Great coffee, good food, free wifi, inexpensive, what more could you want?

    299 m from hotel
    160-164 Goswell Rd

  6. Victoria Miro Gallery

    Spectacular garden, tho the waiting to see the gallery was long it was worth it!

    316 m from hotel
    16 Wharf Rd

  7. look mum no hands!

    Trendy cyclist-friendly café and bike workshop! Have a coffee whilst getting your puncture fixed! Great cakes, and good fresh seasonal ingredients. Open to 10pm.

    398 m from hotel
    49 Old St

  8. Breddo's Tacos

    Good tortillas on tacos. The fish dishes are particularly good. Interesting drinks list.

    458 m from hotel
    82 Goswell Rd

  9. Whitecross Street Market

    Right on Dazed HQs doorstep- our favourite place to lunch, a street of market food from thai, Mexican, falafels and the best burritos. Also don’t walk past the guy selling brownies without trying one!

    496 m from hotel
    Whitecross St

  10. The Nightjar

    A late-closing cocktail bar that boasts live jazz and a gifted bunch of bartenders who have compiled a well-crafted list featuring liquid legacies from the cocktail's golden era.

    0.6 km from hotel
    129 City Rd

  11. Regent's Canal

    Alquila unas bicis y recórrelo entero. Canal con encanto y tranquilo

    0.6 km from hotel
    Danbury St

  12. Dishoom

    Dishoom feels like a walk-in sepia photograph. It also serves terrific food, like a delicately flavored berry pulao, the tart Parsi-style biryani. More of London’s best food:

    1.4 km from hotel
    7 Boundary St