Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square Launches History Tours

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is celebrating Ten Trinity Square’s centenary this year. The historic location has long been regarded as one of Britain’s finest architectural landmarks. This Grade II listed building, now home to Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, has launched guided walking tours for in-house and external guests. The group tours will be available only this year.

Located a stone’s throw from the River Thames, the hillside where Ten Trinity Square now stands was first populated over 2,000 years ago by the Romans, who formed the settlement of Londinium—the original city center around which the capital has grown. Complimentary group tours will be led by the hotel’s management team, who will share insider’s knowledge on the history, design, architectural elements, fun facts and anecdotes of The City of London.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
(Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square)

Tour highlights include the building’s location, which is in close to the Tower of London. William the Conqueror built the Tower of London nearby after his invasion of England in 1066. Today there is a sign in the hotel’s lobby marking the distance of an arrow’s flight—the boundary where people had to stop or risk being shot by archers on the tower.

In 1666, much of the city was destroyed by the Great Fire of London, which started just west of the Ten Trinity Square site and by the 19th century, London had become a world trade hub, with ships offloading their cargo. The headquarters of the Port of London Authority was opened in 1922 at Ten Trinity Square. Designed by architect Sir Edwin Cooper, who won the project through a design competition, the building was constructed at a then-astronomical cost of €1 million.

The complimentary tours will be available on the last Sunday of every month, beginning March 27, 2022. Each tour will last for around an hour, and have up to eight guests. Tours can be booked by emailing [email protected].

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