City Hall is a building located in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge. It was built to house the headquarters of the Greater London Authority, which includes the the Mayor of London and London Assembly.

The building was designed by Norman Foster and inaugurated in 2002. Its peculiar shape of a sphere of irregular shapes is reminiscent of a motorcycle helmet. The structure of the building was designed in a way to make the best use of natural light. The façade entirely covered in glass ensures maximum illumination from the sun, while a number of photovoltaic panels supply the building with renewable energy.

Inside the building, there is a spiral staircase leading to the top floor, where the exhibition 'London's Living Room' is sometimes displayed to the public.

In the vicinity of the City Hall there is an outdoor amphitheatre called The Scoop, which with the capacity of 800 people  is used for hosting different cultural events, mainly concerts.

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Neighbourhood Southwark (LONDON)
Price definition of price gratis
Geographical coordinates 51.5048514, -0.0786925
Address ML9 1 City of London, Tooley Street Queen's Mary Walk
Construction dates 1998 - 2002
Opening date 2002
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