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City Chambers

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Address: 80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2000
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, Glasgow City Chambers dominates...

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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A revelation - don't miss it

We only recently found out about the City Chambers daily tours and by waiting until the summer holidays we managed to get access to all the rooms (some of the rooms are closed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only recently found out about the City Chambers daily tours and by waiting until the summer holidays we managed to get access to all the rooms (some of the rooms are closed when the Council is in session). The building is as stunning inside as it is from the outside. The free tours are full of interesting information and... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can take a free guided tour at 10.30 or 2.30 thro the main rooms including bthe banquet room, council chamber, The guide was excellent and the building is stunning

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stunning architecture and design both inside and out and right in the heart iof the city - do not miss

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Spijkenisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live close and walk past George Square daily, I love the sight of the City Chambers, especially pretty at night cause it's beautifully lit! Also recommend to take the tour inside, a guide tells you very interesting things and the building is beautiful on the inside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned that Glasgow is about fine architecture and this was one of the best examples. The building was very clean and all the statuary on the building was well maintained.

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Thank Michael L
Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family took us on the tour. Firstly, unlike other places of interest, it is a free tour and was an excellent tour. So much history and stunning marble and architecture. We even got to sit in THE chair! Brilliant tour and can highly recommend.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden treasure and is only open on Mondays. There are 2 tours : 10.30 am and 2.30pm. It is a working environment so it is a guided tour only. The marble staircases and columns are fantastic and the mosaics rival Italy's! It was fun sitting in the Lord Provost's seat. The guide was very knowledgable and the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent public building, actually in use - maybe you'll see a wedding party there, as we did. The highlight was the side gallery with large stained glass windows, all memorials.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you read my earlier review of George Square, you'll know that this superb piece of world-class Victorian architecture was earmarked for destruction to make way for a more-direct route across Glasgow for the M8 motorway on its way to the Kingston Bridge. Difficult to countenance. A family member works there so I've had a tour of it... although I... More 

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Neepawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the beautiful opportunity to be hosted here for an international conference banquet venue. Gorgeous art everywhere. All-marble staircases. Frescos in the main hall... incredible mosaic work everywhere! LOTS of stairs, there is an elevator, but you have to ask to use it specially.

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