From the day it opened in 1982, London’s Barbican has divided opinion. A Grade II Listed building, it’s been hailed as a triumph of design - and voted the ugliest building in London. What isn’t in doubt, though, is its status as Europe's largest arts centre: home to the London Symphony Orchestra, it also plays host to all kinds of music, theatre, dance and exhibitions.
And whatever you have tickets for, there’s not much debate about the best place to stay, either. Thistle City Barbican is just a short walk away, so you won’t have far to go if you end up sitting through half-a-dozen encores or curtain calls. With 13 meeting rooms, the largest seating 120 theatre-style, Thistle City Barbican is an ideal venue for business meetings; we even provide a courtesy shuttle service to the City and its tube stations. And when you’re done watching the markets or listening to Mozart, our Otium Health & Leisure Club has all the facilities and equipment you need to relax and unwind.
Experience is everything. And ours has taught us what really matters to our guests. So everything in our bedrooms - technology to toiletries, bed linen to bathroom fittings - has been chosen with one thing in mind: your comfort.
City Barbican has 463 bedrooms including executive and superior suites. This London hotel is placed on the edge of London’s historical square mile, perfectly located for the City and the world renowned Barbican Centre.
And with BT Open zone wireless broadband available throughout the hotel, you’re never more than a couple of clicks away from home, the office, or the rest of the world.
For guests travelling to the hotel by car there are 12 car parking spaces available at a charge of £20 per night which are allocated on a first come first served basis. Alternatively there is a NCP car park nearby for which an additional charge also applies.
For your convenience BT Openzone Wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel from bedrooms to meeting rooms. Vouchers are available to purchase from Reception in increments of one hour, 24 hours or 30 day.
Bar and Restaurants
120 Central Brasserie
After a long day enjoy a relaxing drink and light snack in Bar 120 where you can relax in comfort.
For guests wishing to dine in comfortable surroundings visit the 120 Central Brasserie where a wide choice of cuisine is available.
Co.Motion Brewshop Café
Co Motion Brewshop Café is available in the hotel for a coffee and light snack.