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City Chambers

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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 287 2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a wander around the first floor. The marble staircase is pretty amazing. Glad we came in for a look around. Try not to miss it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Glasgow City Chambers, is so full of history and architecture, both inside and out. Well worth a visit. Recommended.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank malc1005
Reviewed 3 days ago

Certain buildings hold an "open doors" policy during September and we had access to the ground floor of this building. Fantastic marble and tiled floors. City your claims it has more marble than the Vatican, hard to tell but the different staircases are very impressive.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank chris m
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was fortunate enough to do the morning tour of the city chambers last Friday 13th September. We could not believe how magnificent the interior of the building was with all the marble on show. It was nothing short of spectacular. Our guide was Margaret who...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank fifer1075
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This massive Victorian palace was built as the seat of the city government at the end of the XIX century and is an imposing example of civic pride. The exterior is all turrets, columns and domes and the interior is all marble and mosaic and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The marble staircase is a wonder that you need to visit and see. The moziac detail of the entrance hall ceiling is wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

We didn't do the tour but we walked around the first floor. Beautiful rich detail. A must see in Glasgow

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank schmutaki
Reviewed August 14, 2019

The marble staircase in the city chambers is an amazing feature and well worth a visit for this alone.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Told about this free visit by our guide on the walking tour and so glad we took her advice. Amazing architecture with marble everywhere, very well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank annestevenson56
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Living locally you don't tend to do these tours in your home town. This one is not to be missed. Our tour guide Donna was lovely, very informative about the building with some interesting facts and stories. The building is beautiful and made me proud...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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November 26, 2018|
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Response from Chicst51 | Reviewed this property |
I Don't know Nicholas Sturgeons, I do know Nicola Sturgeon who happens to be Scotlands First Minister. As the City Chambers are Council offices i very much doubt if there's a cardboard cutout of her.
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from andy h | Reviewed this property |
Tours are free of charge
March 12, 2017|
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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.