Economists said lingering uncertainty over Brexit and December's general election likely weighed on activity.
The British economy would expand by only 0.8 percent this year, the BoE said last month, down sharply on its previous 1.2-percent forecast.
Of the other components of gross domestic product - the official growth measure - investment was dragged down in the fourth quarter by Brexit jitters while exports were affected by a slowing global economy and trade tensions between the United States and China.
When compared with the same quarter a year earlier, UK GDP increased by 1.1% in the October to December 2019 period. Growth in services slowed down to 0.1%.More news: Hong Kong Sevens to be postponed to October due to coronavirus
"The underlying trade deficit widened, as exports of services fell, partially offset by a fall in goods imports".
In December alone, the economy expanded by 0.3 percent.
In terms of the whole-year economy performance, the first snapshot of GDP growth in 2019 was 1.4 percent, reflecting a "slight pickup" from an 1.3 percent rise in 2018, although it was one of the slowest rates since the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, said the ONS.
Shortly after the announcement, the pound was up 0.7% against the euro (GBPEUR=X) to €1.1852 and up 0.4% against the dollar (GBPUSD=X) to $1.2936. Quarterly data showed the economy stagnated at 0% in the final quarter of 2019.More news: Say cheese! Mouse fight on London Underground platform wins top photography prize
"The UK economy faced headwinds from domestic political uncertainty and softening global growth a year ago", said Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte. There have been previous signs that consumers reined in their spending in late 2019, and industry figures published earlier on Tuesday suggested only a modest increase in January.
However, the sector saw manufacturing output fell 1.1%. Many auto producers made a decision to close their factories for shorter periods at the beginning of the year.
" With the fall of production in 2019 at its worst rate since 2012, it is clear that the combination of cruel cuts and poor economic management of conservatives has sent the economy to a free fall".
"In my Budget, exactly one month from today, I'll set out how we will move forward, with more ambition and new thinking, and empower our people and businesses so everyone has the opportunity to thrive".More news: What they're saying: Judge blesses T-Mobile-Sprint deal
But Chancellor Sajid Javid said: "We have broken the deadlock and left the European Union; now we have to seize this moment to level up and prepare our great nation for long-term success".