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City Chambers

80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
+44 141 287 2000
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Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates George Square and is currently home to Glasgow City Council. The grand marble staircase and banqueting hall are among the building's many highlights. Free guided tours are conducted at 10:30am and 2:30pm on weekdays except public holidays and special events.
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80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
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"marble staircase"
in 53 reviews
"free tour"
in 52 reviews
"george square"
in 89 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 68 reviews
"banqueting hall"
in 28 reviews
"council chamber"
in 25 reviews
"italian marble"
in 20 reviews
"lord provost"
in 12 reviews
"debating chamber"
in 10 reviews
"daily tours"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 37 reviews
"second city"
in 11 reviews
"victorian architecture"
in 11 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 24 reviews
"entrance hall"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"centre of glasgow"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as part of a film project and was exceptional inside as well as out. If architecture interests you its one to recommend

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I needed to go on the tour as I walk past regularly but have never been in. Much more impressive on the inside than it looks on the outside. Huge amount of Italian Marble on the 3 floor staircase and the floors.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a fan of architecture, you do not want to miss visiting the City Chambers in Glasgow. A stunning building both outside and inside, the amount of detailed work (stone, wood, etc) in the building is incredible. This is a can't miss attraction in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do 2 free tours of the building at 10.30 and 2.30 Monday to Friday, and you do not book, simply turn up 30 minutes beforehand. Alas, when we turned up on 20th March for the 2.30 tour, we were told that it had been...More

1  Thank johnnymac2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour of a fantastic building. Shows the craftsmanship of the 19th century when GLasgow was one of the most wealthy and powerful cities of the world. Marble, tile and art all combine to make the City Chambers one of the most grand and elegant...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Walk past it every day and it just fills you with a sense of history both good and bad and must be appreciated.

Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

It stands as a proud testament to Victorian ostentation and indulgence - the kind you'll see in cities and capitals all over Britain and even in far flung parts of the globe. And it is magnificent by any yardstick. There are two daily tours at...More

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Despite having lived in Glasgow all of my 52 years I had never stepped inside the doors of the City Chambers. A sight to behold with more marble than I have seen in my life.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Visited the Chambers for thw 2,30 free guided tour. Mary, our tour guide, greeted us and gave an account of the history before heading off around the different floors. The interior of this building is magnificent and luxurious. Well worth a visit if in Glasgow.

Thank Kk C
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

There are 2 tours daily - 10.30 and 14.30. These are FREE and cannot be booked in advance. You arrive from 30 mins prior to tour and are given a pass on a first come first served basis. There were 12 people on our tour....More

1  Thank Pauline M
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Natalie V
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Response from Bozeman-Dublin | Reviewed this property |
Just walk in and have a look, it's a lovely building. The private bits are always out of bounds I guess. A guide will enhance your visit, sure, but its still worth a quick visit regardless.
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Gemfinding
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Then straight ahead to the reception desk
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Response from Patricia C | Reviewed this property |
The statues on the tower are the Four Seasons, with the Apex statues being Truth, Riches and Honour. The main 'Apex' statue is Truth...commonly known as Glasgow's Statue of Liberty because of it's close resemblance to the... More
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