Trinity Hill Memorial

Trinity Hill Memorial, London

Trinity Hill Memorial
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Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • Tower Hill • 2 min walk
  • Tower Gateway • 4 min walk
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Sandygranny
Sandy, UK947 contributions
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Many people regularly walk past this impressive memorial without realising what it is but the ones who stop will see that it commemorates the men and women of the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets who lost their lives at sea in World War I and World War II and have no grave but the sea.

The Memorial is next to Tower Hill Underground Station. Take a few minutes to look when you are next passing, there are thousands of names of crewmen listed there, with every ship and trawler lost in World War I and II.
Written May 14, 2016
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,998 contributions
Family
As you leave Tower Hill underground station you can't fail to notice this splendid and large memorial, beautifully laid out, still with wreaths of poppies and well worth to stop and think for a mementt of what it represents.
Written April 7, 2019
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Lunan
Letham, UK378 contributions
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I pass this every day on my way to work, but only stop once in a while to try and take in just how many names are on this, dedicated to souls lost at sea, there are always some fresh flowers or tributes arriving from Families and Veterans, its very touching, and a very beautiful memorial. So close to traffice and the bustle of the Capital, yet in may ways a peaceful spot.
Written April 14, 2016
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829apple
Stourbridge, UK226 contributions
Family
WW1 section undergoing essential maintenance at the moment ( October/November 2019) not sure how long for.
Can still view the WW2 merchant navy
memorial.
Easy to find off the tube.
For those who have no known grave but the sea.
Written October 30, 2019
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Lee S
Australia2,440 contributions
Couples
To the Men & Women of the Merchant Navy this is a fitting memorial for their work in the war, to those who gave the supreme sacrifice Lest We Forget.
Written July 10, 2018
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Family
This is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission war memorial on the south side of Trinity Square Gardens. The memorial commemorates those from the merchant navy and fishing fleets who died during both world wars and have "no grave but the sea". There are 36,000 names of crewmen engraved here.
Written June 3, 2017
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Menq
Newport, UK9,264 contributions
Friends
The Tower Hill Memorial is not to be missed if you're visiting the famous Tower of London because it can be a nice place to relax and to reflect of the Navy heroes that died during both world wars. The place offers also some nice views.
Written May 14, 2016
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,648 contributions
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We had arrived at Tower Hill Underground Station, on our way to visit the Tower of London. As we emerged from the station, we happened upon this memorial to the male and female members of the merchant navy and fishing fleets who had been lost at sea during the First and Second World Wars.
The memorial is constructed in a unique style and is a touching and appropriate tribute to those whose sacrifices in times of war are either overlooked or forgotten.
If passing the memorial, it is worth pausing for a few moments to pay your respects to the fallen.
Written December 19, 2015
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,231 contributions
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Previous reviewers have described this important memorial as well as I could.
It is large and imposing, and hard to miss. Very close to Tower Hill Underground, and if you are visiting the nearby Tower of London, going on one of the many 'Ripper' walks or are fortunate enough to be on one of the infrequent tours of nearby Trinity House, it is well worth taking the time to come here for some quiet reflection.
In these days of arrogant, obnoxious, boorish, dishonest, shameless behaviour and lack of respect for others (as practised by many who carry out their 'activities' in the Square Mile) it is more important than ever that we remember the sacrifices made by our brave forebears.
I try to pay my respects here whenever I visit anywhere in the vicinity.
Written June 22, 2015
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China148,433 contributions
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In addition to the fine Tower Hill Memorials that can be seen at the Trinity Square Garden, it is well worth having a quick look at the Trinity House and 10 Trinity Hill buildings, which rests on this small square just across the street from the Towers of London attraction.

The historic Trinity House was chartered in 1541 by Henry VIII and continues to serve as the general lighthouse authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, deep sea pilotage authority and a fundraiser and Maritime charity. There is a nice historical timeline displayed on the outer gate of the Trinity House building which you can stop by and read when visiting the square.

The 10 Trinity Hill building is a Grade II listed heritage building that served as a Port of London Authority during the first half of the 20th century. This colossal structure is a fine building to look at from the outside. It is presently owned by Four Seasons and is scheduled to open as a luxury hotel in 2016.

These are the points of interest you can find at Trinity Square Garden across the street from the Towers of London. You can comfortably visit and see all in 15-20 minutes prior to moving onward to other sightseeing endeavours you have in this area of London.
Written October 27, 2014
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