Winter is our favourite season. The cosy nights, the twinkling lights and, of course, the festive bites. So, when we were invited to stay at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square as the crisp autumn leaves began to fall, we knew it was a sign.
You’ll find the lavish five-star hotel in the heart of the City of London, overlooking the Tower of London and adjacent to Tower Hill underground station. The grand grade II-listed building possessed a colourful history before becoming the hotel we know today.
The former Port of London Authority building was built in the Beaux-Arts style in 1922, which was fashionable for civic buildings in the Edwardian era. While the original rotunda dome was created to emulate that of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
When it comes to grand entrances, Four Seasons Ten Trinity wins. Its incredible façade gives a nod to trade during the Roman times with its dramatic columns, which made us feel ever so tiny. Passing the friendly doorman and a large carpeted area, packed with sculptures and artwork, we made our way to the sparkling reception where we were greeted by two smiles ready to make us feel at home.
Our room was breathtaking. After walking through the historic building’s corridors, with its tall ceilings and occasional nod to the original décor, the modern, yet sympathetic room was beautiful.
Clean lines and a subtle colour scheme, the Executive Room in the new part of the hotel was complete with tall ceilings, mirrors which transformed into televisions, a lounge area and even a walk-through wardrobe. The ideal space for both corporate travellers and small families.
Speaking of which, once you pass through the Narnia-esque wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors (look out for your fluffy robe and slippers), you come to one of the most glamorous bathrooms we’ve ever seen. With ‘his and hers’ wash basins, a separate shower room and toilet, the bath – adorned with sparkling, gold mosaic tiles – was a sight to behold. Needless to say, a bubble bath was run immediately…
Accessible to staying and non-staying guests, just like the restaurants, the spa is a sight to behold. Following the same glitzy gold mosaic vibe as the bathroom, the reception is one of the most elegant receptions we have been to.
After a peaceful half an hour lying by the pool, occasionally taking a dip or reclining in the sauna, we were invited to sit in the relaxation room to wait for our therapist to meet us and guide us to the most tranquil darkened room.
We were treated to a 60-minute radiance facial using Dr Burgener products. While sitars played on the music system, we lulled into pure relaxation while our skin was treated to a brightening treatment to reduce hyperpigmentation and reduce free radical damage.
The peaceful experience was made even more enjoyable by our wonderful therapist who was extremely kind and understanding. With a note in-hand explaining aftercare, we left with bright, duey skin, and ample amounts of confidence. The perfect base to go to dinner with.
In a state of utter relaxation, we made our way down for dinner. And, tonight, we were invited to the two Michelin-starred restaurant, La Dame de Pic London.
The artistry involved in each dish was incredible. We were served the Discovery option from the set menu, which includes Cornish crab with seasoned sobacha, rich Brittany pigeon with smoked eucalyptus and rose and finished with the white millefeuille, made from Tahitian vanilla and Jasmine jelly. Each course fused unique flavours perfectly, creating an indulgent experience.
If that’s not enough to entice you, the hotel is now adorned with festive decor this Christmas. So, if you’re like us and adore the wintery holidays, we would recommend you book a cosy, yet opulent stay at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square now.
Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square
10 Trinity Square EC3N 4AJ