Trinity Square Gardens

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Trinity Square Gardens information

Location
London , England
Getting there
Tube: Tower Hill
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Trinity Square Gardens, just west of Tower Hill tube station, was once the site of the Tower Hill scaffold site , where a confirmed 125 people met their fate, the last in 1747. Now it’s a much more peaceful place, ringed with important buildings and bits of the wall enclosing the Roman settlement of Londinium.

To the north is Trinity House (1795), topped with a ship's weathervane and housing the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales. To the west is the massive former Port of London Authority building (1922), lorded over by Father Thames – it is now being converted into a residential block and 100-room hotel called Ten Trinity Square. To the south is Edwin Lutyens’ Tower Hill Memorial (1928), dedicated to the almost 24,000 merchant sailors who died in both world wars and have no known grave. On a grassy area next to the tube’s main exit there’s a stretch of the medieval wall built on Roman foundations, with a modern statue of Emperor Trajan (r AD 98–117) standing in front of it. You can see more of the 2nd-century Roman wall around the corner from the tube station, in the courtyard of the Grange Hotel.