Situated in the centre of the city on Vidhan Sabha Road on the bank of River Gomti, Council House is currently being used as the Vidhan Sabha Bhawan of the state of Uttar Pradesh. It was built by the then British Government of UP when they transferred the capital from Allahabad to Lucknow. The design of the building was prepared by Sardar Hira Singh and Mr, Zecob.
The foundation stone of the imposing palatial building was laid by Sir Harcourt Butler in 1922 and its construction was completed in 1928, after a period of six year. Council House is regarded among the most magnificent and picturesque buildings in the city of Lucknow. Built with Mirzapur stones and aesthetically designed in octagonal shape, the awesome looking building cost Rs.18 lakhs in those days.
The capacious theatre like halls and chambers of the building hold assembly sessions and meetings of the legislators. It has a dome shaped top which is decorated with the motifs of peacock in full plume.