Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
What We Love
- Staying in an awe-inspiring Beaux-Arts building designed in the early 1900s, renovated with equal opulence
- Enjoying the unexpected flavor combinations of famous French chef Anne-Sophie Pic
- Choosing from three types of mattress toppers in the customizable Four Seasons bed
- Exploring London’s beautiful historic center
What To Know
- The hotel’s location within the City of London, home to the main financial district, makes it ideal for business travelers
- Children are welcome and offered amenities like child-sized bathrobes and special menus
- Much of London’s nightlife and shopping unfolds elsewhere, in neighborhoods like Knightsbridge and Marylebone
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Few hotels in the world are housed in such a grandiose building. After lengthy renovations, what was once the headquarters of the Port of London Authority—a palatial Beaux-Arts structure featuring Corinthian columns and a tower with an elaborate sculpture of Old Father Thames—is now London’s second Four Seasons. Teams of experts restored the original limestone facade, plasterwork, wood carvings, and marble floors and helped re-create a stunning rotunda near the entrance, which had been destroyed during World War II. The domed ceiling, illuminated by recessed light rings, helps set the sophisticated scene at the lobby lounge and bar, a perfect spot for an aperitivo before dinner at hot spot Le Dame De Pic. Run by three-Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the leather-and-wood space prepares locally sourced ingredients like Scottish langoustine, Cornish crab, and Brittany pigeon using Gallic techniques. There’s also a fine Asian restaurant, Mei Ume. The east-meets-west theme continues at the spa, which houses a curvaceous Turkish-style hammam and a sleek 46-foot pool with relaxation nooks. Upstairs, the 100 rooms and suites have a clean look, with soft gray walls and matching upholstered furnishings. Amenities abound; we’re partial to the customizable of pillows and mattress toppers. Good night.
In the Area
Ten Trinity Square is within The City of London, a county that encompasses the city’s main financial district and historic center. Among the area’s must-see sights are the Tower of London, that most infamous of prisons, St Paul’s Cathedral, site of royal weddings, and Tower Bridge, an iconic suspension bridge built in the 1800s. There’s also plenty to see and do on the south side of the Thames. Don’t miss Borough Market, one of the most renowned food markets in the world, set beneath old railway arches near London Bridge and in the shadow of the gothic tower of Southwark Cathedral, and home to longstanding purveyors like the Ginger Pig. A short walk away is the fantastic art museum, Tate Modern, home to a impressive collection of international modern and contemporary art.
How to Get There
It was a treat to call this architectural landmark home for four nights. Our corner room was quiet, spacious and stylishly appointed. It also provided some of the best sleep we've had while traveling.
For breakfast, skip the buffet and order from the menu and afternoon tea could probably use more hands, but otherwise, the superb service and thoughtful touches by staff and management made this a truly wonderful, luxurious stay.
As you'd expect, the 4S delivered faultess service, understated elegant rooms in a beautiful old naval building, and a great peaceful location behind the Tower of London and the Tower Hill tube. The staff can't do enough for you, there's a very decent pool and gym, and the only downside is you won't want to leave your room to explore London. Worth every penny.
I stayed at this hotel for leisure/business for 5 nights, one day I noticed I was missing EURO450 from my travel wallet that was at the hotel 100% of the stay.
Perhaps I missed leaving it inside the safe one day when I was at work.
Hotel did not recognize as there was no "clear evidence" of the theft. Wonder how is that obtainable when you cannot have cameras inside the rooms...