County Hall, London

Coordinates: 51°30′7″N 0°7′8″W / 51.50194°N 0.11889°W / 51.50194; -0.11889
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County Hall
County Hall from Westminster Bridge
Coordinates51°30′7″N 0°7′8″W / 51.50194°N 0.11889°W / 51.50194; -0.11889
Built1911–1939; 85 years ago (1939)
ArchitectRalph Knott
Architectural style(s)Edwardian Baroque style
Listed Building – Grade II*
Designated19 October 1951
Reference no.1358192
County Hall, London is located in London Borough of Lambeth
County Hall, London
Shown in Lambeth

County Hall (sometimes called London County Hall) is a building in the district of Lambeth, London. It was the headquarters of London County Council (LCC) and later the Greater London Council (GLC). The building is on the South Bank of the River Thames, next to Westminster Bridge. It faces the City of Westminster and is close to the Palace of Westminster. The nearest London Underground stations are Waterloo and Westminster. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

History[change | change source]

County Hall was the headquarters of local government in London for 64 years. It was often used as a billboard for the Labour Party, when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. This is because it was very close to the Palace of Westminster.[2] The GLC ended in 1986 so County Hall was not the seat of London's government anymore.

Attractions[change | change source]

Sea Life London Aquarium[3] and Shrek's Adventure London[4] are both inside County Hall.

Hotels[change | change source]

There are two hotels in County Hall:

  • Budget Premier Inn, Premier Inn London County Hall hotel[5]
  • Five-star Marriott hotel, London Marriott Hotel County Hall[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Historic England. "Main block of County Hall (1358192)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. "Japanese offer County Hall as seat of London government". The Independent. 1997-05-23. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  3. Buchanan, Rhoda (8 April 2009). "A fishy day out at the new London Aquarium". The Times. London. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  4. "Take the kids to … Shrek's Adventure, London". The Guardian. London. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  5. "PREMIER INN LONDON COUNTY HALL HOTEL - Updated 2021 Prices, Reviews, and Photos". Tripadvisor. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  6. "London Marriott Hotel County Hall". Marriott International. Retrieved 2021-05-11.

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