Marriott County Hall Hotel

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London Marriott Hotel County Hall
London Marriott Hotel County Hall.jpg
General information
AddressWestminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB, London
OpenedSeptember 1998
ManagementMarriott International
Design and construction
ArchitectRalph Knott
Other information
Number of rooms186
Website
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lonch-london-marriott-hotel-county-hall/

The Marriott County Hall Hotel is a Grade-II listed hotel in Westminster, London.[1] It has 186 rooms, some of which offer views of Big Ben.[1] It is housed in the same building as a "budget" Premier Inn hotel.[2][3]

History[edit]

The county hall was designed by Ralph Knott and opened in 1922 by King George V and Queen Mary as the headquarters of the local government in London.[4][5]

The premises continued to expand, and became under control by the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1965. By the 1980s, the Labour controlled GLC was in conflict with the British Conservative Government. Since the Parliament buildings were just across the river from County Hall, the latter sported a large banner recording the total number of unemployed in London. Subsequently, the GLC was abolished by the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher in 1986.[5]

Following the end of the GLC, the county hall sat vacant. It was purchased by the Shirayama Shokusan Corporation in 1993 and converted into a hotel.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Olson, Donald; Strachan, Donald; Brewer, Stephen; Shelby, Barry (14 February 2012). Frommer's Great Britain Day by Day. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 123–. ISBN 978-0-470-64869-8. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. ^ MobileReference (2010). London Sights: A Travel Guide to the Top 60 Attractions in London, England, Uk. MobileReference. pp. 802–. ISBN 978-1-60778-931-4. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  3. ^ Charles Godfrey-Faussett (1 July 2005). London, 2nd. Footprint Handbooks. pp. 251–. ISBN 978-1-904777-35-9. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  4. ^ "London Marriott County Hall Hotel Review, Southbank, London". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "We'll keep the dead cow flying here". 4 April 2003. Retrieved 14 January 2019.

Coordinates: 51°30′3.8″N 0°7′9.3″W / 51.501056°N 0.119250°W / 51.501056; -0.119250