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London County Hall

Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
0844 815 7141
Call cost: 7p per minute* (*plus your telephone company’s network charge)

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Witness For The Prosecution
From:14-09-2021
To:20-03-2022
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Based in a unique court room setting inside County Hall, Agatha Christie's Witness For The Prosecution is a landmark production of a gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal.

Book online now using your Theatre Tokens: officiallondontheatre.com/show/witness-for-the-prosecution-397188

Age suitability 10+. A cigarette is smoked. No gunshots. Haze is used in several scenes to enhance lighting effects, but is not heavy. There is one short scene involving a character imagining that he will be hanged, which could disturb very young visitors, but this is at the opening of the show and quickly passes.

Transport

Underground - Witness for the Prosecution is located within easy walking distance from several London Underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster. Waterloo is the closest tube station and is about five minutes walking distance. Visitors can reach County Hall by using the District, Circle, Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines.

Nearest Main line station: Waterloo (with main line rail links to South West London; and as far away as Portsmouth and Exeter)

From Waterloo station follow exit signs towards Southbank/County Hall attractions and then follow signs to York Road and walk a few minutes along the road and County Hall will be on your left.

Bus - Bus routes to County Hall include the no. 211, 77 and 381.

Driving - Driving to Witness for the Prosecution may be challenging due to the theatres central London location. Usually it is quicker and easier to take public transport to reach them. If you do need to drive, there are three car parks within walking distance located around the South Bank area. Please note that the theatre is within the Congestion Charge Zone.

Walking - Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, we are within reasonable walking distance of a number of iconic landmarks such as Coca Cola the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Golden Jubilee Bridges, the Southbank Centre and Westminster

Parking

There are a couple of car parks nearby, though they are relatively expensive:

Waterloo Car Park is a 2 minute walk from County Hall but has no disabled parking bays - www.lookingforcarpark.com/

Q-Park
Westminster is a 12 minute walk away and whilst it does not have any disabled parking bays, Q-Park strive to make their car parks accessible with lifts, ramps and automatic doors - www.q-park.co.uk/parking/london/q-park-westminster

Access Info

For detailed access information and access bookings please visit the theatre's access page: kxtickets.com/access or
call 0333 320 1663 (local rate). Please note, we will not accept general bookings on this number.

London County Hall is a six-storey building that was opened by King George V in 1922, having taken 11 years to build. The North and South blocks of the building were later added in 1939. It was designed by Ralph Knott and was made with Portland stone in an Edwardian baroque style.

The County Hall was the headquarters for the local government of London for 64 years, before transitioning into a privately-owned building. Following conflict between Labour politician Ken Livingstone and the government of Conservative Margaret Thatcher, it was decided that the Greater London Council which held residency at the building would be abolished. This led to a period in which various plans were suggested for the new purpose of the building, all of which were denied.

In current times, the London County Hall is the site of many businesses and tourist attractions, including the London Dungeons, London Sea Life Aquarium, and the Namco amusement arcade. Parts of the building have also been used as hotel accommodation and even a Saatchi art gallery. The site has also been used as an attraction venue by Merlin Entertainments. It holds one of the city’s prime positions on the River Thames and sits beside the south side of Westminster Bridge.

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