Things to do near Thistle City Barbican, London

Thistle City Barbican is just a short walk from the Barbican Centre - Europe's largest arts centre and home to the London Symphony Orchestra. As well as concert-goers, we’re a popular choice for visitors looking to explore the City of London with Shoreditch and Hoxton's Square minute's away.
There are also excellent transport links within 10 minutes walking distance that will ensure you are in the West End for theatres, in Oxford Street for shopping or Bloomsbury for intellectual curiosity, in just 15 minutes.

 

Arts & Culture

  • Business Design Centre - 0.9 Miles

    Situated in fashionable Islington, the Business Design Centre is London’s most stylish exhibition centre in the UK. Formerly the Royal Agricultural Hall, it plays host to over 80 exhibitions and 250 conferences every year.

  • Tate Modern - 1.4 Miles

    London art gallery housing the UK 's collection of modern and contemporary art from 1900 to modern day . Based in the converted Bankside Power Station on London’s famous South Bank, it hosts special exhibitions and events.

  • The British Museum - 2.2 Miles

    Over seven millions objects from all over the world are housed in this impressive museum of human history and culture. Founded in 1753, displays ranging from prehistoric to modern times were based on the collections of scientist, Sir Hans Sloane.

  • The Almeida Theatre - 1.0 Miles

    The Almeida is a 325 seat theatre in the heart of Islington, producing a diverse range of British and international drama with some of the world's best artists. It has a reputation as a local theatre with world profile. The theatre’s artistic director is Michael Attenborough.

  • Museum Of London - 0.7 Miles

    Discover the story of the world’s greatest city and its people. This remarkable trip through the ages tells the story of the city of London from prehistoric times. This step back in time is a few steps away from the hotel.

Bar

  • Hoxton Square Bar - 1.0 Miles

    A 450 capacity bar and restaurant on Hoxton Square, on the edge of the city. It comprises three separate bars, a restaurant and a gig venue.

Restaurant

  • St. John Restraunt - 0.6 Miles

    This former smokehouse is situated around the corner from London’s Smithfield market and specialises in modern British food.

  • Fifteen - 0.4 Miles

    Jamie Oliver’s flagship restaurant in Clerkenwell, which uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance of a better future.

Shopping

  • Oxford Street - 4.4 Miles

    World-famous shopping promenade where you’ll find a large variety of high street stores , along with the famous department stores Selfridges and John Lewis

  • Regent Street - 4.0 Miles

    One of the major shopping streets in London's West End, well known to tourists and Londoners alike, famous for its Christmas illuminations and the world-famous Hamleys toy store.

  • Bond Street - 14.5 Miles

    The place for designer brands and luxury labels; Cartier, LVMH , Chanel , Dior.

  • Old Spitalfields Market - 1.5 Miles

    One of London’s old trading markets which has now been updated to accommodate many small boutiques, restaurants and a daily market.

  • Petticoat Lane - 1.7 Miles

    Located in the East End, this is London’s biggest street market for fashion and so a huge draw for the young and trendy. Its open Sunday from 9am -2pm, with smaller markets mid-week.

Sports

  • Wimbledon Tennis - 11.1 Miles

    The world-famous home of the Wimbledon Championship (the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass), is actually a private members club. Many courts are in use all-year round.

Tourist Spot

  • Barbican Centre - 0.6 Miles

    The Barbican Centre is the largest performing arts centre in Europe. It hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It also houses a library, 3 restaurants and a conservatory. The London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are based in the Barbican Centre's concert hall.

  • Central London - 1.6 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

  • Tower of London - 0.9 Miles

    Building of this historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames was begun by William the Conqueror in 1068. It stands today as a testament to intrigue, treason, empire, ritual, mystery, horror and untold wealth. A fascinating place, which must be seen to be believed.

  • London - 1.6 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

  • St Paul’s Cathedral - 0.9 Miles

    Sir Christopher Wren’s towering testimony to the glory of God and to the hope, resilience and strength of the city of London and the United Kingdom. The present St Paul's is the fifth cathedral to have stood on the site since 604 and was built following the Great Fire of London.

  • The Barbican Centre - 0.6 Miles

    This is the largest performing arts centre in Europe. Located just a short stroll away, the Centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions.

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