Trinity House, Tower Hill, London
This Grade I listed building was designed and constructed at the end of the eighteenth century as the Corporation’s Headquarters, which it has been ever since. It houses a superlative collection of artefacts, but what is really remarkable about the collection is that it is not a treasure amassed for its own sake, but rather a record of events, people and milestones in maritime history, each object having its own tale to tell.
Trinity House stands within the boundaries of the City of London, overlooking the Tower of London, the Thames and the frenetic pace of life in one of the world’s great financial centres. Yet it is set apart, with the look and feel of an elegant private residence. Approaching the building for the first time, even those familiar with the area will wonder how they have overlooked it before; and once within discover a setting to be drawn back to, time and again. Access to the building is straightforward: it is a short walk from Tower Hill underground station, and well served by other public transport and nearby car parks. Completely refurbished in 1989, The House is also equipped with a lift for access by wheelchair users.
London EC3N 4DH
Tel: 020 7481 6931
Fax: 020 7702 4983