The Culture Extravaganza
The Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square
There’s something uniquely romantic about London in summer. The leaves are out and the city is awash with green. Couples sit in the majestic parks in the heart of the city, sharing a bottle of wine and a picnic until the last light starts to fade just a couple of hours before midnight. And that’s before we even get to the endless culture on offer. The Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square must be one of the more romantic hotels in the British capital, set in a Grade II-listed Art Deco building that hosted the first meeting of the United Nations. Sitting on the same site William the Conqueror chose for the Tower of London, it is also a leisurely stroll across the river to Borough Market, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern.
Why it’s perfect:
There are 100 rooms and 200 bright young staff, so you know you’re going to be treated beautifully. But it’s the clever concierge who will soon start to vie with your new spouse for the title of Most Favourite Person. The concierge has the keys to open every door in London—a city that can be difficult to navigate for a visitor. Want seats in the stalls to the Donmar Warehouse’s latest play? He’ll get them for you. He’ll also get you a table at The Clove Club, The Ledbury or Dinner by Heston—three restaurants it’s nigh on impossible to score a booking at. But the service doesn’t stop there—the concierge can also arrange sunset cruises down the Thames, lavish picnics in Green Park complete with champagne, or even tickets to the ballet at Covent Garden.
London Calling Clockwise from top left: The bar area at the Rotunda Lounge; the building was once the headquarters of the Port of London Authority; the Mei Ume restaurant serves Chinese and Japanese cuisine with a modern twist