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
The world is moving towards new age travel, boutique luxury and experiential stays. Keeping certain aspects aside, this hotel defines how luxury was traditionally designed - comfortable rooms, delectable cuisine, prompt service.
The grand and beautiful building allows for an experience that transports its visitors into the age of amazing architecture with tall ceilings and broad columns. One feels mesmerized by the artistic capabilities of those who designed and built this landmark property.
While certain parts of the furniture appeared to be of inferior quality, the comfort of the bed was supremely satisfactory. Bathrooms are well equipped and spaciously designed, simple technological touches are juxtaposed with the age of the building.
All in all the only things that fell short during my stay were the unusually unreliable WiFi connection, the quality of some of the furniture and the lack of a view and consequential natural light in the rooms. Good place to stay if you can afford the rates and don't mind dark-ish rooms.
Spent many days meeting people at the lounge bar/cafe. Service was great. Service extends a lot of personal characteristics especially great service from Juliette who hails from Holland. Also tried some food there. All excellent. Tried the cocktails at the bar which were good.
Architecturally beautiful from the outside, the bedrooms are both comfortable and modern. Fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. Staff in all departments are customer focused and attend to your every whim. All in all the hotel provides a great experience and excellent value for money in one of the world's most expensive cities.
I visited today, for a catch up with a friend and the service was fantastic from the doorman on the way in, to the hostess and on to the most amazing waiter I’ve ever had the pleasure on encountering.
I’m a bit of a high tea fanatic so have visted many place in and around London but this place topped them all.
Half the price of Harrods yet the service was out of this world. The seating area was lovely, the pianist was tremendous and Patrick, our waiter was, charismatic, attentive, engaging and knowledgeable about all the teas, the history of the hotel and the four seasons brand.
This will now be my go to spot for high tea!
Thanks for a wonderful afternoon
First time I had stayed in this hotel.
I saw it being built and I was so excited to be invited to stay at this fabulous hotel.
With our son working in the city we will make this hotel of choice.
We look forward to our next stay.