In July 2002, the Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the GLA became tenants of the City Hall, a stunning rounded glass building near Tower Bridge, in a pedestrian area on the south bank of the Thames. It is partially open to members of the public from Monday to Friday and on some weekends. Unsurprisingly, on entering the building, all visitors must go through a security check.
Normally, the 2nd floor and below can be visited; there you can see the exhibition space and the Assembly Chamber where many public meetings are held. On the lower ground floor, there is a public information desk, a cafeteria, meeting rooms and exhibition space where there are temporary exhibitions.
On some days, London's Living Room on the top floor of the building is accessible too. There, you can enjoy spectacular views over London. The Scoop, an outdoor sunken amphitheatre, can be accessed by a ramp from the riverside walkway.