The Scoop is an outdoor amphitheatre situated on the south side of the River Thames near Tower Bridge in London, located next to City Hall, providing seating for approximately 800 people. Designed by Townshend Landscape Architects, it is a venue used during the summer to show films, musical performances and theatre productions by such companies as The Steam Industry and The Pantaloons. In June 2008, films shown at The Scoop included The Dam Busters, Atonement and Withnail and I. The Scoop has been used as a performance venue since 2002.Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
The Scoop Reviews
I was walking along the river on a quiet grey Sunday morning and you could really appreciate the architectural, landscape and sculptural design of the Scoop and the buildings around it, including... more »
Fantastic venue for free cultural events from theater to music to films to public talks! Great quality! more »
Good open air place in the summer, nice couple of pop up type bars and some cafes around. Right by the river. Decent to watch events on the big screen
This venue is great, with all the free showings and events they host here. I most recently went to watch Wimbledon here. However, it only works on a day it isn't raining.
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