Trin­ity House

His­toric events venue in the City of London

Business Traveller - - OPINION -

On Tower Hill in London, Trin­ity House is a stun­ning 18th­cen­tury build­ing, the work­ing home to a char­ity de­voted to the wel­fare of mer­chant mariners. Per­fectly lo­cated in the City, it makes an im­pres­sive venue for a va­ri­ety of cor­po­rate events.

A short walk from Tower Hill un­der­ground sta­tion and the River Thames, past Trin­ity Square Gar­dens, Trin­ity House stands en­closed by iron rail­ings and cob­bled pav­ing with strik­ing views of the Tower of London. Be­hind the build­ing’s im­pos­ing neo-clas­si­cal fa­cade, de­signed by Sa­muel Wy­att in 1794, are five grace­ful ban­quet­ing and con­fer­ence rooms – The Li­brary, Court Room, Pepys

Room, Lun­cheon Room and Read­ing Room, all cater­ing for cor­po­rate events and avail­able on an ex­clu­sive hire ba­sis.

The House’s Re­cep­tion Hall is par­tic­u­larly beau­ti­ful with its sweep­ing, twin-curved stair­case, and Quar­ter­deck first floor cor­ri­dor which houses remarkable mar­itime arte­facts – in­clud­ing the bell from the Royal Yacht Bri­tan­nia – bear­ing tes­ta­ment to the prom­i­nent role played by Trin­ity House in the na­tion’s mar­itime his­tory. The oval-shaped Li­brary is the venue’s most spa­cious room seating up to 130 (180 stand­ing) and is char­ac­terised by a min­strels’ gallery and beau­ti­ful 16th and 17th cen­tury stained-glass win­dows. The room has an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of an­tique sil­ver­ware, and its el­e­gant pro­por­tions make it a unique set­ting for im­por­tant events.

Ac­com­mo­dat­ing up to 130 stand­ing and 60 seated, the south-fac­ing Court Room con­tains an­tique por­traits and is suf­fused with nat­u­ral light from three large win­dows. It of­fers sweep­ing views en­com­pass­ing the Tower of London to the left and the spec­tac­u­lar Shard to the right.

The House’s rich his­tory is om­nipresent through­out the build­ing with valu­able paint­ings and an­tiques show­cas­ing its remarkable nau­ti­cal her­itage. In 1514 a young Henry VIII granted the char­i­ta­ble Guild of Mariners a Royal Char­ter to reg­u­late the wa­ter traf­fic on the River Thames; their pow­ers were later ex­tended by El­iz­a­beth I. The pa­tron­age of the Crown con­tin­ues with the cur­rent Mas­ter of the Com­pany, HRH The Princess Royal, fill­ing a role held in former cen­turies by, among oth­ers, the di­arist Sa­muel Pepys, the Duke of Welling­ton and Wil­liam Pitt.

Trin­ity House has re­cently launched its new Day Del­e­gate Rates in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Lodge Cater­ing.

Theatre For­mat: with fin­ger buf­fet, £80pp / fork buf­fet, £89pp.

Cabaret For­mat: with fin­ger buf­fet, £87pp / fork buf­fet, £98pp.

A cater­ing de­liv­ery charge of £90 ex­clud­ing VAT will be added to the over­all to­tal. All prices ex­clude VAT and are based on a min­i­mum of 40 peo­ple.

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