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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 3 days ago

The City Chambers is a working building but offers free tours for visitors once a day. The tour is not too long, about 45 mins but worth taking time out for. The ball room, used for official functions, is quite lovely. The guides are nice...More

1  Thank bhavanajaiswal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for one of the free tours. You will learn a lot about the city and see some spectacular rooms. The staircase alone is lovely, and you can go into the government chamber itself. Well worth an hour of your time.

1  Thank VicBCTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 4 hour flight delay created the surprise time for the FREE tour of Glasgow's Council Chambers. Blown away doesn't cover it. 1.5 million 1/2" tiles in the ceilings alone. More Carrara marble than the Vatican. Marble and painted (trompe l'oeil) marble, embossed and gold...More

Thank horsesofcourse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply stunning building filled with all the pomp and grandeur of marble floors wooden panel interiors and the stairway which everyone should see once. Heart of glasgow.

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Glasgow for 20 years and never came to visit.. what a mistake..bad boy As soon as you enter the building you know you in for a treat..Beautiful architecture and history adorn the walls and Rooms. As we entered in to every room,...More

1  Thank robertcO9392YX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The comparison I heard several times was that this building has more marble than the Vatican. It absolutely screams out that it's Victorian builders had heaps of money, were the second city of the Empire, and wanted to make this absolutely clear. Tours are free,...More

1  Thank peterg1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Glasgow City Chambers are certainly spectacular, built in the days when cities showed off their wealth in an ostentatious way, even if the citizens were poor. We went to book our places in advance and had the last two places so bear that in...More

1  Thank Hacendado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on doors open weekend & found the place truly fascinating & has to be seen, great to see that the building is as impressive inside as outside.

Thank QueenieAyrshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a marvellous tour around a fascinating building, it looks stunning outside but inside is breathtaking. The guide was very knowledgeable, as a proud Glaswegian I was amazed that I had never took this tour before, they are twice a day and free, it...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building should be on everyone's list is somewhere to visit while in Glasgow! As a Glaswegian I was amazed that I had never visited this beautiful building before...due another visit soon!

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Natalie V
March 12, 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
February 3, 2016|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Then straight ahead to the reception desk
Edward L L
January 1, 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