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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
City Centre
+44 141 287 2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this building situated in George square is not only beautiful but is the heart of the city where all the decisions are made for the running of the city not only that the outside is an architectural wonder inside just blows you away the...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit on Georges Square. The free guided tour is worth a visit. The amount of marble in this place is mind astounding. Even the faux finish place are to die for.

1  Thank 851karen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, a freebie, no charge for the tour round the City Chambers. It lasts about 45 minunutes, Monday to Friday, 10.30am and 2.30pm. If you turn up 30 minutes before the tour you get a ticket, these are issued on a first come first served....More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen this building's exterior a few times, and yes, it is impressive, almost overwhelming. And George Square is always bustling with activity, so it's easy to just glance at the building. But you really need to take the free tour of the building's interior--just...More

1  Thank cdonohoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glasgow City Chambers is a very impressive Victorian-era building which sits at the west end of George Square in central Glasgow. The center rotunda is especially impressive and has two large marble stairways at each end. A quick look at the building should not...More

1  Thank DWoerner
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument to corporate success was the venue for an event I was at recently, and I was blown away by the marble, gilding and other embellishments this wonderful building houses. Although we didn’t have any opportunity to get into the history of the building...More

1  Thank Ollerbarrow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seen on a pamphlet that there was a free 45min tour of this building which from the outside looks impressive in its own right but inside tells a completely different story, you will not believe the detail of the tiling and marble finishes within this...More

1  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not very well advertised and equiries to the staff elicit a grump response. You have to "queque" for a ticket( which is free) at 10 o'clock and are told to wait in the foyer until the tour begins " just in case it starts early....More

2  Thank bill d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The marble in the interior of the building is incredible beautiful. It is best to take the tour to get the most out of your visit.

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The symbol of political power, the City Chambers, is a touristic goal that should not be missed. I attended a guided tour, no reservation is made in advance, but it is mandatory to be a precious 10-15 minutes ahead. Check the visiting hours on the...More

1  Thank Hoinara
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Natalie V
13 March 2017|
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Response from peteduk | Reviewed this property |
sorry the reply is late and may have been answered better before The tour gives you access to parts you would otherwise miss. Nice to pop in anyway but not obviously not as much to see then if I remember right
3 February 2016|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Then straight ahead to the reception desk
Edward L L
2 January 2015|
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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