Scoop is an outdoor area to the west of City Hall: a sunken oval amphitheatre
made of grey limestone. It can seat 1000 people, and is a popular space
on a sunny day. It can be accessed from the riverside walkway by a curving
ramp and by steep steps.
There is an emergency exit from the City Hall cafeteria on the lower
ground floor into the Scoop, but no entry for the public from the Scoop
into City Hall.
More London are responsible for the Scoop; it is not under the GLA's
In the summer More London put on a programme of free entertainment
in the Scoop which has included lunchtime music,
film showings and performances of plays for children and adults.