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10 Trinity Square is a Grade II listed building in London that was opened by David Lloyd George, then the British Prime Minister, in 1922. The structure was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and built by John Mowlen & Co in 1922, it was used as the new headquarters of the Port of London Authority. (The PLA is now based on Charterhouse Street in Smithfield.)

The building was badly damaged by enemy bombing during the Blitz in World War II and when renovated in the 1970s a functional rectangular office block was built to occupy the central part of the building which was destroyed in the War. Following the relocation of the PLA it became home to the European headquarters of insurance broker Willis Faber Limited.

In 2006, 10 Trinity Square was acquired by Thomas Enterprises Inc. It was sold to a partnership of KOP Group and Reignwood in 2010. Reignwood bought out KOP's stake in 2012. It will be developed into a 98 bedroom hotel with over 40 private residences under the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts brand known as Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. The building featured in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall.

I came here with gabe, elliot, sirjonnyp and a non member for the first time in June. We'd all had a few beers at the top of 70 Mark Lane and fancied a closer look at this building with 3 or 4 cranes on the roof. We had no idea what the place was used for at the time but it looked like there might be some nice views towards the Tower of London and we weren't wrong.

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View from 70 Mark Lane

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Daylight was starting to creep in so we didn't have much time to hang around and vowed to come back again

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Always time for some silly selfies on top of statues however

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In November we eventually found ourselves back up top, this time we ventured a bit higher than before with adders, monkey and extreme_ironing in tow

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Pic by extreme_ironing

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We found a way inside the monument, this had CCTV inside so we had to tread more carefully here

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High up in the monument sat this old spiral staircase

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We then found a way inside the building itself, more epic stair porn was to be seen

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Most levels of the building were completely stripped except this one being used as offices, the lights were on and laptop screens were lit up so the adrenalin was pumping at this point and we didn't hang around for long

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Roll on another few weeks and we found ourselves back here with beers checking out the views once more, my pics don't do it justice really, This time with seffy, whodareswins, ojay, monkey, raisinwing, andrewb, sentinel, extreme_ironing, harvey, and a non member friend of mine....erm yeah, quite a few of us in fact!

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The Shard light display in the distance

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Thanks for looking :D

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Nice one :D never got up here, did almost but the streets were a bit busy that night and we couldn't hang around for long so we gave it a miss. Cracking photos there. :thumb

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