Designed by architect Ralph Knott, County Hall was officially opened by King George V and Queen Mary on 17 July 1922 after construction began prior to the First World War in 1911.
For 64 years, County Hall served as the headquarters of local government for London, initially the London County Council and later the Greater London Council.
The octagonal Council Chamber sits at the centre of County Hall, and provided seating for over 200 council members and four galleries overlooking the Chamber for the public and members of the press.
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London County Hall is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames beside the London Eye and the Westminster Bridge, and opposite the Houses of Parliament. The entrance of Witness for the Prosecution is located on Belvedere Road.
The official postal address is London County Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 7PB
Underground & National Rail
Witness for the Prosecution is located within easy walking distance from several London Underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster. Waterloo is the closest tube station and is about five minutes walking distance. Visitors can reach County Hall by using the District, Circle, Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines. For latest underground updates please visit the TFL website here.
Nearest Main line station: Waterloo (with main line rail links to South West London)
From Waterloo station follow exit signs towards Southbank/County Hall attractions and then follow signs to York Road and walk a few minutes along the road and County Hall will be on your left.
Bus routes to County Hall include the no. 211, 77 and 381. For latest bus updates please visit the TFL website here.
Driving to Witness for the Prosecution may be challenging due to our central London location. Usually it is quicker and easier to take public transport to reach us. If you do need to drive, there are three car parks within walking distance located around the South Bank area. Please note that we are within the Congestion Charge Zone.
Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, we are within reasonable walking distance of a number of iconic landmarks such as the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, the Southbank Centre and Westminster. For the best tourist walking routes please visit the TFL website here.
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