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City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA), which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. It is located in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge. It was designed by Norman Foster and opened in July 2002, two years after the Greater London Authority was created.BackgroundFor the first two years of its existence, the Greater London Authority was based at Romney House, Marsham Street in Westminster. Meetings of the London Assembly took place at Emmanuel Centre, also on Marsham Street.City Hall was constructed at a cost of £43 million on a site formerly occupied by wharves serving the Pool of London. The building does not belong to the GLA but is leased under a 25-year rent. Despite its name, City Hall is not in and does not serve a city (as recognised by English constitutional law), which often adds to the confusion of Greater London with the City of London, which has its headquarters at Guildhall. In June 2011, Mayor Boris Johnson announced that for the duration of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the building would be called London House.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Didn't go inside but around it is full of nice sceneries. You see the city, the Thames River and the Tower Bridge. It is nice for stroll during the day and at night.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    In July 2002, open screen, the London City Hall stands in the river bian, face London Tower Bridge. Not rules-entering into the ball outside the stadium of the City Hall is very special, to promote corridor next to the River Thames to the London Tower Bridge will want its views attract, stop taking pictures in the future. In summer small place outside the Cabildo also attract a lot of games in this short break, Yan 賞 views views of the Thames and London Tower Bridge.
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  • August 6, 2017
    This is opposite The Tower of London and in between Tower Bridge and London Bridge on the banks of The River Thames on The Queens Walk. This slopping backwards modern building is City Hall and is open...  more »
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  • Unique design of a building, but nice. Decent cafe and quiet work areas inside. The amphitheater is a lovely spot for a rest or lunch and is accompanied with some great views (HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge). Well worth a visit.
  • The headquaters of our current Mayor Sadiq Khan who sees it fit to share a platform with fundamentalists like Sajeel Shahid (Sajeel Abu Ibrahim) who has called for violence against British troops. By the way great job in keeping London safe.
  • Stunning modern building outside and in, recommended for a visit if you're interested in GLA politics or not.
  • Wowwwww, what a beautiful architecture. Next to Thames with nice view it is perfect place for a walk.
  • A beautiful building and you can go in and watch the map of London and see the great views from within.

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