County Hall

Photograph of the exterior of County Hall


County Hall
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Opening hours

Reception hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 7:45am to 5.15pm and
  • Friday 7:45am to 5pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

Contact details

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.

Virtual tour

Take an aerial tour of Kingston and look inside our County Hall reception area.

Further information

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