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First chance to see 'London’s Living Room'

This weekend sees the first regular public opening of City Hall on the SE1 riverside.

Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London said: "City Hall has become an important and impressive landmark for the capital.

"In September over 10,000 people took the opportunity to visit City Hall as part of Open House weekend. Although many meetings are open to the public, this was the first opportunity for visitors to experience one of the most inspiring views in the capital. I hope that all Londoners and visitors take advantage of these open days, so that they can get an insight into what the Mayor and the London Assembly are doing for the city."

Visitors will have the opportunity to see and walk around some areas that are not normally open to the public during the week. This includes the Chamber, where meetings of the the London Assembly and the Mayor's advisory cabinet are held; London's Living Room, an open space on the top floor with a walkway around the perimeter offering panoramic views; and the Spiral ramp, which winds it way through the building and offers glimpses of the open-plan offices, Mayor's Conference Room and views of the Thames and the Tower of London.

Public access is available this weeekend between 9am and 1pm on Saturday 2 November, and between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday 3. The next opening is on Sunday 17 November.

The basement City Hall Cafe will be open for refreshments during the weekend openings.

On weekdays the cafe and the ground floor are open to the public.

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