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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 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

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great place to visit. Marble stairwell is gorgeous. Lots of things to see in glass cabinets and paintings. Tour staff are great and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

City chambers can be seen as one of the prominent beautiful background building in George square. It span almost the whole length of the square. It is one of the best things to see in George square besides the statues. Not sure if you can...More

Thank jingjing2x
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We travel to Glasgow a lot and this morning I had the time to visit this magnificent building. As I was travelling from the station straight after the tour, I had my luggage with me. Assuming there was somewhere to leave it was clearly a...More

Thank jdl1957
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A short and pleasant walk from our hotel. We enjoyed the many statues and the beautifully landscaped square.

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a stunning piece of architecture on the outside but inside it is even more stunning. As beautiful as any palace. Stunning Marble staircases and ceilings its a work of art and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Cherie111
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Trasport is close to this place railway stations & bus station. You can sit on the benches & enjoy the square

Thank bhave2006
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a heart-stopping example of Victorian civic architecture. I soon learnt that the building was constructed between 1882 and 1888 to a competition winning design by Scottish architect William Young a native of Paisley. An awe-inspiring effort.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Free guided tours operate each morning and afternoon. Informative guides who give a lot of interesting commentary on the stunning marble staircase and tiled ceilings which are the highlights of this building. All areas are not always available as it is a working venue e.g....More

Thank Alexander R
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Exquisite building & great venue for any major event. Ive been here on 3 occasions & won awards for my trainees on 2/3 of those occasions!!! Had a ball in the grande ballroom because we won!!! Food isn't the best but edible.

Thank Mariemacd
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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