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Marriott County Hall

Last updated: 23 December, 2023

Offering front-row seats for the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and a sparklingly historic stretch of the River Thames, this hotel is ideal for first-timers to the city, with an unbeatable location and impressively grandiose feel.

Once through the imposing Victorian entrance – complete with lots of marble and wood-panelling – things start to feel a bit more contemporary, with an excellent gin bar, stocking more than 100 different varieties, and juicy British steaks on offer in Gillray’s restaurants. Rooms are a touch corporate, but comfortable and many have panoramic river views.

The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are on the doorstep, while Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery and the London Eye are within walking distance.


Surrounding area

Situated right on the River Thames, just by Westminster Bridge, the Marriott is flanked by St Thomas’s hospital on one side, the London Aquarium on the other and surrounded by a clutch of other hotels. Most of the buildings are high rise, many dating to the 1960s/70’s.

Step out of the door and you’re on a busy road junction, but the Thames Path is literally a stone’s throw away.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Destination guides


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  • London, Greater London, United Kingdom (UK)

view of houses of parliament at night

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