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Afternoon Tea at the Library Lounge

An afternoon tea experience at the Library Lounge at Marriott County Hall is a truly magnificent experience. Served in this spectacular river-facing lounge, a choice of several varieties of tea, finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream and a range of delicate homemade cakes are combined to make for an unforgettable afternoon. A glass of Champagne can be added to your afternoon tea to give this quintessentially British tradition a bit of a twist. 

History of the Library Lounge

Officially opened in 1922 by King George V and Queen Mary, County Hall has had a colourful past. From being struck by a bomb in World War II to the infamous political battles between Ken Livingstone of the Greater London Council and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government during the 1980’s, the County Hall has been stamped by history.

During this time the Library Lounge at County Hall served as the Member’s Library for delegates at the Greater London Council.

The bookcases are made of oak on which the busts of Milton, Shakespeare, Agrippa, Plato and other classical figures sit. The fireplace at the south end of the room has a carving by A.H. Wilkinson (1922) of ‘Truth reading aloud, the second figure recording, with the plumed helmet of Minerva, Goddess of the Arts.’ Behind it was once the librarian’s office with an oak spiral staircase to the gallery.

Discover Marriott County Hall

Enjoy scenic views of the London Eye during your hotel stay. 

Perched along the banks of the River Thames, just moments from Westminster Bridge, the London Marriott Hotel County Hall provides the backdrop for a truly remarkable visit. All of the hotel's rooms and suites have been completely refurbished to the highest possible standard, and offer contemporary decor, home-like amenities and incredible views of the London Eye, Big Ben and the river. Stay connected with high-speed Internet, rest peacefully on pillowtop bedding, relax in your marble bathroom or order 24-hour room service. Additional hotel perks include an indoor pool, a gym and complimentary fitness classes. 

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The Library Lounge at Marriott County Hall

London County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road  London  SE1 7PB