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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

you can join a tour twice a day to look at this wonderful building. Unfortunately we were unable to see all of it as there were meetings in progress but will return

Thank Haz540
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us did the guided tour yesterday. Amazing, beautiful building and the tour guide had so much knowledge. She was very considerate of those with mobility issues. Be aware tho that you can't book ahead. We did the 230pm tour and we were well...More

1  Thank JacqFromDunfie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a proud Glaswegian and having recently done the Central Station and Ghost Tour which I would highly recommend to one and all was very disappointed with the guide for the tour of our magnificent City Chambers especially for not showing off to its best...More

Thank _moira_quinn60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting, especially for mosaic floors and copings, but if you don't have much time, skip it. I didn't take a guide tour (it's only twice a day, 10:30 and 14:30), but I don't regret it. I spend there about 10 minutes - we were...More

Thank Dominika D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of course it is a beautiful pleace, but for me it’s ok, not amazing! For who like architecture it can be cooler! :-)

Thank Marcelo_Dalcin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

didn't make the tour so we were free to wander. ok. assuming it would have been more meaninful with a tour

Thank JRocksmom
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Our children visiting from St Petersburg were given a civic reception. We were made welcome and the Provost welcomed the visitors

Thank gtd837
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were very fortunate to have rec'd a tour of the building which is extraordinary in it's opulence. The claim to fame is that this building contains more Italian marble than the Vatican. Of interest, the marble for both buildings comes from the same quarry....More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It is a beautiful building to walk through. I joined the tour at 10:30, but make sure you get a 'ticket' from the information desk. They start handing them out at 10 am. There is another at 2:30 pm, so I figure the ticket system...More

2  Thank Henry S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

You can do a free tour at 10.30 or 2.30, but they weren't running the day I went. Nevertheless, I was able to look round downstairs which stunning with more marble than can easily imagine. There was also an excellent exhibition about the impact of...More

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Natalie V
12 March 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.
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
1 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