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Find more room for your family at Four Seasons Hotel London Residences

Last updated 27th January 2024

When an ordinary hotel room just won’t cut it, the Residences at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square have space for even the biggest family. As Siobhan Grogan recently discovered when she checked in with her own children.

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Exterior, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square finds room for your family

Whether you prefer a little more space to spread out or are planning a longer visit to the capital, the Residences at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square offer a home from home in the city. Though thankfully this is a home with full access to room service, a spa and three top London restaurants in the adjoining hotel guaranteeing a proper getaway for all.

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Terrace view, Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square looks like a hotel, but feels like an apartment

Entrances don’t get much grander than at this hotel. Once the former headquarters of the Port of London authority, the Grade II listed building first opened in 1922 and has since appeared in The Crown and the James Bond film Skyfall.

Inside, it’s tranquil but imposing, with deep red furnishings, sparkling white marble and an extravagant domed ceiling.

Yet there’s no need to shush my children as they’re immediately distracted by the extensive display of historic remains discovered during the construction of the building, including a prehistoric tool, Roman hairpins and a Saxon penny. Is this a new addition to the  quirky London museum list?

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Residence bedroom, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

My children were amazed by our three bedroom residence

There are 100 rooms in the hotel itself, but we stayed in the adjoining Residences, which have their own entrance and lift if you’d rather swerve reception entirely.

These have between one and four bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and enormous living areas so are ideal if you’re staying with another family (or two!)

My children were amazed by our three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence and quickly claimed a room each in delight. Mine had a huge freestanding bath with built-in TV and a walk-in wardrobe bigger than most hotel rooms.

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Residence Living Room

They’ve thought of everything families could possibly want

Elsewhere, there’s a cloakroom stocked with umbrellas for all, a dining table to seat eight and a separate and surprisingly cosy living room, with shelves lined with books, a fire and sprawling corner sofa.

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The kitchen alone makes me want to move in permanently, with its vast fridge, dishwasher and Gaggenau appliances including two proofing drawers, plus a separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Kids are spoilt with welcome treats too, including games consoles, sticker books, children’s pastries, mini toothbrushes and bath robes. The hotel will even construct a pretty bunting-strung play tent in the living room, perfect for bedtime stories and sneaky daytime naps.

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Tower of London

The Tower of London is right next door

The Tower of London is right next door and a dream family day out, with battlements for climbing, the Crown Jewels to ogle and activities like jousting held during school holidays. Younger kids can spot the famous ravens who live in the Tower, slightly older ones should not miss the regular Beefeaters tours for true tales of blood, gore and the wild animals once kept there. My own children enjoyed spotting the room Guy Fawkes was held in following the failed Gunpowder Plot.

Naval battleship HMS Belfast is on the other side of the River Thames and we loved scrambling about its nine decks, pretending we were on the open sea. We peeked into its kitchens, had a go sitting in the Captain’s chair and heard stories of the ship’s voyages to Australia and the Arctic. All in all, a pretty outstanding London day out with kids.

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The Rotunda Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

All-day dining works brilliantly for families

Foodies flock to Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square to dine at La Dame de Pic: the first London restaurant from two Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic. A second restaurant, Mei Ume, serves traditional Chinese and Japanese dishes including sushi, sashimi and whole Peking duck.

However, if – like mine – your kids prefer burgers and brownies, choose the main Rotunda Lounge instead. With oysters, salmon poke bowls, grilled fillet of beef and sticky toffee pudding on the grown-up’s menu, no one will be complaining.

Of course, if you’d rather dine in your pyjamas, the hotel can arrange for a chef to cook in your very own kitchen or simply order from room service. There’s even a menu for dogs if the family pet has come along for the trip.

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Pool, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

You’ll love the pool at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

Take the private lift from the Residences directly to the hotel spa and heated pool, it’s easy for the whole family to head there in bathrobes and slippers, as we did. The dedicated swimming times for kids are generous so it’s easy to find time to visit. Staff can provide everything from swim toys to goggles, and there’s a poolside sauna, steam room and vitality pool if you can sneak away for some well-deserved adult time.

Planning your family break

How to get there

Tower Hill Underground station is a 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel, London Bridge mainline station is a 20 minutes walk away.

Where to stay

The Residences at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

One to four bedroom residences, sleeping between 3 and 7 guests, from £1,650 per night

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