"County Hall" United Kingdom Things to Do Tip by traveldave

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Designed by Ralph Knott, construction on County Hall started in 1911, but was not completed until 1922. During construction, a third-century Roman ship was discovered buried in the river mud on the site. County Hall served as the headquarters of the London County Council, and then its successor, the Greater London Council, until 1986. Its most notable architectural feature is a colonnaded arc 700 feet (213 meters) in diameter.

Nowadays, the building houses two hotels, three restaurants, and tourist attractions, including the London Aquarium, constructed in the basement and reaching two stories below the level of the River Thames; the FA Premier League Hall of Fame, which features exhibits about the history of English soccer (football); and Dali Universe, which features works by artist Salvador Dalí.

Directions: County Hall is located on Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1, on the south bank of the River Thames.

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  • Updated Oct 18, 2010
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  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    certainly a lot of attractions and activities in this location now.


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