To feel like a goddess, head to the newly opened spa at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
It’s not often I feel like a Roman empress on a Monday morning. Then again, I’d never visited the spa at Four Seasons Hotel Ten Trinity Square on a Monday morning.
Located near Tower Bridge, almost 50 years after the Four Seasons launched its first London outpost on Park Lane, Ten Trinity Square opened its doors in January 2017, and in June unveiled its spa sanctuary.
The connection between the area now known as Tower Hill and Roman Britain has inspired many aspects of Ten Trinity’s interior. The hotel’s colour scheme relies heavily on reds, greys, golds and silvers, with granite and marble contributing to a stately texture palette. While strengthening the hotel’s foundations, archaeologists discovered a number of Roman finds, including cellars, a well and a cesspit.
Slightly more glamorous, the modern spa was designed by Joseph Caspari, who has succeeded in making you feel as if you should be wearing a toga. With fluid lines, curved walls, an oval-shaped reception with gold mosaics and domed ceilings, the spa feels ultra-luxurious and elegant. As it’s located in the basement of the hotel, I was a worried it might feel a bit cold and dark, as submerged spas often do. Not the case here.
Warm and welcoming, the spa has eight treatment rooms, one spa suite and a luxury hammam, where you can indulge in the ritual bathing experience with a deep cleanse, body scrub, full body massage, body mask and hair and scalp treatment. I opted for a one-hour ESPA Personalised Massage. After having a consultation with the therapist, she selected an appropriate oil for my sore shoulders (with sweet orange and rose geranium) and got to work, relieving the tight knots, while treating the rest of my body to a lighter, more relaxing touch. The massage table was more comfortable than my bed at home, and the ultra-soft blanket almost left the spa with me.
Before, or after, a treatment, make sure you leave enough time to enjoy the rest of the 1,700sq m spa – which includes a vitality pool and a relaxation room.
When in Ten Trinity Square, do as the Romans do.