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City Hall - public access
City Hall is open to the public from 8.30am to 6pm Mondays to Thursdays, and on Fridays from 8.30am to 5.30pm. It normally opens also for London Open House weekend in September. All visitors must go through a security check on entering the building.
The 2nd floor and below may normally be visited, allowing you to see:
There is sometimes access to London's Living Room on the top floor, where there are spectacular views over London.
Please note that the doors from the lower ground floor into the Scoop, an outdoor sunken amphitheatre, is an emergency exit only - there is no entry for the public from the Scoop into City Hall. The Scoop can be accessed by a ramp from the riverside walkway.
As City Hall is in a pedestrian area on the south bank of the Thames, disabled visitors may need to make special arrangements if they are arriving by taxi or car. Further information on access for disabled visitors - including details of the best step-free routes to get to City Hall - is available.
Inside City Hall, disabled visitors are advised to use the lifts, and to ask reception staff if help is needed.
Many public meetings are held in the Chamber at City Hall, which is on the 2nd floor and has seating for 250 members of the public. These include meetings of the London Assembly and its Committees, including the monthly Mayor's Question Time - schedule of forthcoming Assembly meetings. Some Assembly Committee meetings are held in the meetings rooms on the lower ground floor. Most of the meetings are webcast live.
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