The Thistle City Barbican is unsurprisingly situated in the area of London known as Barbican, in the Clerkenwell district on the cusp of the Square Mile and with fantastic access around the city of London. The hotel building itself is very close to the Barbican Theatre, which regularly showcases theatre and live music entertainment and is the home of the London Symphony Orchestra. Clerkenwell is full of trendy restaurants, cafés and bars to cater for the dense amount of businesses in the area, with St Paul's Cathedral, One New Change shopping centre and Smithfields Market all within a short distance of the hotel. The nearest tube station is Barbican, providing access to the Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines.
Residents with business in the nearby Square Mile can make full use of the hotel's business facilities, with a 170-seater conference room and 12 further meeting rooms on offer within the hotel building. Air conditioning, WiFi access and LCD projector are available in all meeting rooms, with refreshment packages on offer at an additional charge. Other facilities include charges wireless internet throughout all public areas, 24 hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning services, tour desk, currency exchange, fitness centre and swimming pool.
There are 10 parking spaces at the hotel that are available at a cost of £25.00 per night, allocated on a first come, first served basis. Additional parking is available at the local NCP.
There are 463 guest rooms at the Thistle City Barbican London, split into two categories of standard and executive room. Regardless of the categorisation, each bedroom is decorated in a fairly typical hotel style with bright and patterned fabrics, curtains and carpets, simple wooden furnishing and all the essential amenities that you would expect. Every room has an ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub. In-room facilities include air conditioning (in selected rooms), flatscreen television, wireless internet access, hairdryer, minibar, coffee and tea maker, complimentary toiletries, telephone, safe, desk and radio. All rooms are comfortable and reasonably spacious, and are available as single, double, twin, standard family, executive family or deluxe king occupancy.
Although there are plenty of additional choices in the surrounding area for drinking and dining, the Thistle City Barbican Hotel has a few extra options for a pre- or post-theatre dinner and drink. The 120 Central Brasserie offers modern British and European cuisine in a relaxed and contemporary environment, with Bar 120 on hand to provide light meals, bar snacks and a good wine and spirits list. Alternatively, the CoMotion Bar is open throughout the day and specialises in light snacks and coffees to give you a mid-morning or afternoon boost.
There is one specially adapted room for disabled guests, and one reserved disabled parking bay that can be used free of charge.