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County Hall

County Hall in London

County Hall is an old building in the center of London, whose interior has been transformed into an exciting entertainment and cultural center.

The County Hall is located in the district of Lambeth, on the banks of the River Thames, just at the north end of Westminster Bridge and close to other attractions in the city such as the London Eye, the Big Ben and the Parliament.

The County Hall was for many years the London Government House, the headquarters of the London County Council and later the Greater London Council and central London Education Authority.

The imposing building was designed by architect Ralph Knott, who gave an the project an Edwardian Baroque style, carefully made on Portland stone.

Construction began in 1911 but was interrupted due to Second World War. It was finally completed in 1958.

Nowadays the County Hill is owned by a Japanese company, and the building has become an interesting tourist and leisure center full of cultural and entertainment activities.

It offers various attractions such as the London Aquarium, the DalĂ­ Universe Museum, the London Film Museum and Namco Station.

It also has a 5-star hotel called London Marriott Hotel County Hall and a large group of restaurants and shops.

Additional information

Location
Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Transport
Metro: stops at Westmisnter and Waterloo
Contact
Website: http://www.londoncountyhall.com

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