More London

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The More London development from City Hall on the Thames waterfront.
City Hall, showing the rest of the More London Development under construction in the background

More London, also named London Bridge City[1], is a privately owned development on the south bank of the River Thames, immediately south-west of Tower Bridge in London. The southern exit is on Tooley Street.

It includes the City Hall, a sunken amphitheatre called The Scoop, office blocks, shops, restaurants, cafes, and a pedestrianized area containing open-air sculptures and water features, including fountains lit by coloured lights. The Hilton London Tower Bridge hotel opened in September 2006.

More London is 13 acres (53,000 m2) in size and has planning consent for 3,000,000 square feet (280,000 m2) of mixed use space, of which up to two million square feet will be offices, accommodating up to 20,000 people. The buildings were designed by Foster and Partners architects and some are still under construction. The buildings are known as 1 & 6 More London Place, and 2, 3, 4 and 7 More London Riverside. The public realm, which includes The Scoop, water features and planting areas were designed by Townshend Landscape Architects.

The area contains many professional services and financial services firms, including Ernst & Young whose headquarters is 1 More London Place, PricewaterhouseCoopers at 7 More London Riverside, Gowling WLG, Norton Rose Fulbright, Markit Group Limited, Hitachi Consulting, Terra Firma Capital Partners, Cargill Investor Services, Hewitt Associates whose European headquarters is 6 More London Place, HgCapital, Actis, Ayming UK, Aureos Advisers and TNS Research International. Other types of firms in the buildings include Teach First, Truphone, London & Partners, Globeleq, the restaurants Strada, Gaucho and DIM T, and the Unicorn Theatre for Children.

There are frequently outdoor exhibitions and cultural events in More London. For most of 2005 there was a popular open-air exhibition of large environmental photographs called Earth from the Air.

In 2007, the development was shortlisted for the Carbuncle Cup architecture prize.

Ownership[edit]

The site including its open spaces is owned by St Martins Property Group and managed by Broadgate Estates[2].

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Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°04′48″W / 51.505°N 0.080°W / 51.505; -0.080