The Friends of Fulham Palace organise regular exclusive visits for their members to historic sights in London.
Their next visit is to Trinity House, a spectacular building in central London. Find out more about becoming a Friend of Fulham Palace.
This private Friends’ tour will provide an opportunity to venture inside Trinity House, situated on the banks of the River Thames beside Tower Bridge. Trinity House has been responsible for the safety of shipping and the well-being of seafarers since being incorporated by Royal Charter in 1514.
The current building was originally erected in 1794-96 by Samuel Wyatt with Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger laying the foundation stone on 12 September 1793. However, in 1940 the building was gutted when a German incendiary bomb lodged in the roof of the stairwell, leaving nothing other than the Trinity Square façade. It was reconstructed using photographs taken in 1919 by Country Life magazine to create almost exactly the same interior.
Our tour will take us into the key rooms of this Grade I listed building whilst we learn more of the history of the building and the major role in UK and international maritime safety played by Trinity House over the past 500 years.
£18.00 per Friend including tea, coffee and booking fee
Lunch at your own expense at a nearby restaurant followed by an informal tour of All Hallows-by-the-Tower which has a rich and interesting history and includes a mural by Brian Thomas, who painted the mural in the Fulham Palace chapel.