Kingston upon Thames
Reception hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays : Closed
County Hall can be contacted through our Contact Centre.
There is no visitor parking available on-site. Parking is available in nearby public car parks. The nearest car park is The Bittoms. Details of this car park and others can be found using Parkopedia.
Take an aerial tour of Kingston and look inside our County Hall reception area.
Surrey County Council's Headquarters opened in 1893 and has functioned as the administrative centre for the Authority ever since. The building has been extensively modernised and refurbished over the years, including the Ashcombe block after it was badly damaged on 6 July 1944 by a flying bomb during World War 2. Today, County Hall is home to approximately 1,500 staff.
For further information about the history of County Hall, a free information leaflet "A brief history of County Hall", produced by the Council is available to download.
Files available to download
- A brief history of County Hall (334.3 KB)