London, a city steeped in history and sophistication, boasts a treasure trove of iconic landmarks. Among these, Ten Trinity Square stands as an enduring testament to the city’s architectural heritage. This historic structure, built in 1922, has witnessed London’s evolution over the decades. Today, it hosts the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, a haven that seamlessly blends modern luxury with timeless elegance. Read on as we explore the opulent accommodations, exquisite dining, and cultural richness that await within this prestigious establishment.
A Grand Arrival
Majestic, vast, and steeped in heritage. Built in 1922 as the second tallest building in London, the white neoclassical structure once housed the London Port Authority and still features the original soaring Corinthian columns and a statue of Old Father Thames holding a trident. As you step into the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, you are immediately enveloped in an atmosphere of refinement. The building’s stately presence, with its rich history, is palpable. It’s as though time itself slows down to welcome you to a bygone era, where opulence meets comfort.
Prime Location, Infinite Possibilities
One of the hotel’s most enticing features is its prime location. Situated in the heart of London, it places guests within arm’s reach of some of the city’s most iconic attractions. A leisurely stroll leads you to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and the bustling financial district. Whether you’re a tourist eager to explore the city’s treasures or a business traveller seeking convenience, this location is second to none.
The hotel’s guest rooms and suites are a study in luxury. The blend of modern comforts and historical charm is evident in every detail. Period features, such as high ceilings and ornate mouldings, are seamlessly integrated with contemporary amenities. Bedrooms are only on the first three stories, with the floors above housing the Four Seasons Residences and a private club. The main category of accommodations is the Superior room, which is spacious with a king-sized bed, armchair, huge windows, and a separate shower and commode. Bedding in crisp white contrasts with neutral tones like grey or sand on the walls and delicate linen drapes. Every room has a minibar stocked with refreshments, a coffee maker, a 46″ or 55″ Samsung television.
We stayed in one of the hotel’s expansive Heritage Suites, which are ideal for travelling with family and friends or for extended stays. Featuring either open-plan bedrooms or separate living and sleeping areas, original historical details recall Ten Trinity’s grand history. Cozy, historic detailing complements the suite’s modern luxuries, such as the built-in bathroom TV and bio-ethanol fireplace. Whether you’re staying in a room or a suite, you’ll find your abode an oasis of comfort and luxury.
For those with a penchant for culinary excellence, a visit to the hotel’s Asian restaurant, Mei Ume, is an absolute must. With Chef Peter Ho at the helm, each course is a masterpiece, promising an unforgettable dining experience that will leave you craving more. Mei Ume offers traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes with a modern approach. Showcasing two of the greatest Asian cuisines under one roof, the restaurant presents a colourful selection of sushi, sashimi and Chinese main course dishes.
Elsewhere, for those looking to indulge in a spot of afternoon tea, The Rotunda Lounge, located in the heart of the hotel, is a true highlight. The Crown Jewels Afternoon Tea is inspired by the treasures of The Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square’s neighbours at the Tower of London. Serving up the most delicious pastries and decadent cakes, no visit to London is complete without the hotel’s afternoon tea experience, accompanied by a live pianist. A visit to the Two-Michelin star La Dame de Pic is also encouraged. Helmed by the renowned French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, this Michelin-starred restaurant takes diners on a gastronomic journey. Chef Pic’s innovative dishes are nothing short of artistry for the palate.
A Haven of Wellness
After indulging your senses at one of the hotel’s exquisite restaurants, retreat to the hotel’s spa and wellness centre. You will feel as though you are entering a treasure trove as you enter the reception area, which is covered in glittering gold. Here, tranquility reigns supreme. Immerse yourself in a world of relaxation, from invigorating spa treatments to moments of serenity by the pool. State-of-the-art fitness facilities cater to those seeking to maintain their wellness routines while away from home.
In a city where history, luxury, and culture converge, the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square stands as an oasis of timeless elegance. It’s more than a hotel; it’s a gateway to London’s rich heritage and contemporary vibrancy. Whether you seek relaxation, gastronomic delights, or a dose of culture, this establishment offers it all. Experience London in a way that only Ten Trinity Square can provide—a journey through time, luxury, and culture that will leave an indelible mark on your heart.