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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 17 October 2016

Clair is fabulous at doing the tours, she must go home and practice every night, because no one is that good naturally! I can tell she is really dedicated to the chambers and could even be our Lord Provost one day. She definitely deserves more...More

1  Thank Skeegan1988
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We happened to be passing and it was on my list of things to do so we popped in. We had missed the last tour of the day (2:30pm) so we could only look around the ground floor unaccompanied. It would have been good if...More

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 14 October 2016

In Glasgow for a couple of days. Having read good reviews about the city chambers we popped in for a look. Receptionist very helpful and explained we could only view ground floor unaccompanied, she advised we come come back for the 14.30 guided tour which...More

Thank dotty03
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Some wonderful stairways and grand rooms, evocative of past wealth and power of the city fathers. The lovely Hornel painting is poorly hung so that daylight obscures the quality of painting. Other murals superb. Well worth a visit.

Thank oldbraco
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Ye'd be aff yer heid tae miss this. Twice daily free tours of one of UKs most opulent buildings of the Victorian era. It's fandabbydo and gets you in n oot the rain!

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My visit to the City Chambers was the highlight of my one week stay in Glasgow The free guided tours are offered daily at 10 30 and 2 30. A must see if you are on a day visit or on an extended stay. Went...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I am embarrassed to say that I have only been in this magnificent building once, however I would like to say that the interior is something that has to be seen to be believed. From the magnificent marble stairs the wooden architecture and stained glass...More

Thank Alastair D
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is not to be missed if you are visiting Glasgow. Tour times are 10.30 & 14.30 monday to friday. The banqueting hall was worth the climb up the stairs. Our guide Claire was very knowledgeable about the building & she was also very entertaining.

Thank lizzie4916
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had only previously seen from outside but was told about a free tour (most days a morning and afternoon tour) of the interior. Wonderful example of Victorian architecture and civic pride. Our guide Claire took us on a hour long tour and we'll worth it...More

Thank BeverleyBlue
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Guided tours are given here twice a day at 10.30 and 2.30. What you see depends on what is going on - which rooms are available for visiting and which are in use. The entrance is grand and has a splendid floor mosaic - the...More

1  Thank Nigel G
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Natalie V
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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
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