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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 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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

Thank bhave2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat for tourists and locals alike! A totally free tour that takes you right throughout a stunning building, with Incredible furnishings and features and interesting history. No booking necessary, just arrive around 15 or 20 mins before the tour time you'd like to...More

2  Thank Mylinda J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who would think to visit the City Chambers building?!? We came here for a medical conference and the Welcome Reception was held here. I was pleasantly surprised. It is such a beautiful buildings. They have 2 tours per day. Highly recommended.

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. This is a free though limited time activity. Do it! I walked into the Papal Palace. The mosaics and marble were absolutely stunning. Classical statues decorated niches. Quite a shock.

Thank beaminster
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Natalie V
13 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
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
2 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