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Four Seasons London at Ten Trinity Square Launches History Tours


The luxury Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square set in the heart of the City, is this year celebrates Ten Trinity Square’s centenary.


Once the headquarters of the Port of London Authority opened in 1922 and designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Cooper, Ten Trinity Square 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, possesses a fascinating history and to mark the occasion, for 2022 only the luxury Hotel has launched group guided walking tours that will be available for in-house and external guests.


Mere steps from the River Thames, the gentle hillside where Ten Trinity Square now stands was first populated more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, who formed the settlement of Londinium, the original city centre around which the capital has grown.


Complimentary group tours will be led by the Hotel’s knowledgeable management team, who will be sharing their insider wisdom on the history, design, architectural elements, fun facts and anecdotes of The City of London.


A few highlights that will be discovered on the tour include the building’s location, which is in London’s most historic area - close to illustrious neighbours such as 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 the beating heart of world trade, as ships offloaded their cargo.


The headquarters of the Port of London Authority was opened in 1922 at Ten Trinity Square. Designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Cooper – who won the project through a design competition – the building was constructed at a then-astronomical cost of EUR 1 million.


There is a wealth of history to be shared by the Hotel’s team on the complimentary tours, which will be available on the last Sunday of every month, beginning Sunday, March 27, 2022.


Each tour is about one hour, for up to eight guests and can be booked by emailing concierge.tentrinity@fourseasons.com. It is highly recommended to book in advance to ensure a space.

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