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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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+44 141 287 2000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Glasgow City Chambers is a beautiful building and a must see for any visitor to our city. The staircases and architecture are wonderful.

Thank margaretwhannah
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the tour of the Chambers and were "wowed"!! The mosiac floors, beautiful ceilings, and amazing massive marble staircase were impressive!! Make time to visit this gorgeous building!

1  Thank Jody E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior of this building is beyond words - the beauty of the marble and the mock-marble is amazing. And the tour is free. It would have been better if the tour groups were kept to a maximum amount of people as our group was...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here as we heard they offer free tours. it was our last day and had left our cases at the station, only a minute or two walk away. A must see! Lovely architecture inside, definitely did not expect it to look that...More

Thank Maddie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior of City Chambers is opulent. I don't know if this is true, but somebody told me that the inside has been used in a film to represent the Vatican and indeed I think they would have got away with it. Although we were...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a bit more, more than a bit really, to Glasgow City Chambers we usually only get to see the 'other parts' during Open Doors day which is around the September weekend If you are around then or if you get a chance to go...More

1  Thank Pyewakkyt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Victorians went overboard with marble, mosaics and gold leaf. However, this is an extremely interesting monumental building and the free tour is definitely recommended.

Thank swissmiss57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't make a special trip but if you're by the central square worth the stop in. The first floor is the only thing open to view.

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free tour of the building at 1030am & 230pm. It was about a 45 minutes tour. Well worth the time to see this beautiful architecture and hear details of the history.

Thank jak-2008
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another magnificent building, running alongside George Square. I believe it contains more marble than the Vatican and shows the wealth that once existed in this second city of the Empire. Still home to the City's Administration.

Thank Peter T
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Natalie V
Hi, I would not be able to get to the tour. I wanted to know if you still recomend to visit the city chambers and if you have any tip on which parts to visit Thanks
12 March 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
Do you go in by front Entrance?
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
Statue of Liberty ?
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