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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
City Centre
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+44 141 287 2000
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"marble staircase"
in 54 reviews
"free tour"
in 53 reviews
"george square"
in 91 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 68 reviews
"banqueting hall"
in 28 reviews
"council chamber"
in 25 reviews
"italian marble"
in 20 reviews
"lord provost"
in 12 reviews
"debating chamber"
in 10 reviews
"daily tours"
in 8 reviews
"guided tour"
in 37 reviews
"second city"
in 11 reviews
"victorian architecture"
in 11 reviews
"the ground floor"
in 24 reviews
"entrance hall"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 26 reviews
"centre of glasgow"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must do tour and its Free! Get there early to get your ticket. The Art the marble the rooms are gorgeous! Takes about an hour and a half but well worth your time. Incredible views!

Thank Sandi F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to go see the city chambers and wonder round see all the architecture. Also George Square is grat to have a seat and have a little lunce.

Thank David G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here to take a few photos, it’s a really pretty place and I’d your in Glasgow I would recommend a visit, it’s so close to queen street and on George street.

Thank Naeve S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing interior wit beautiful mosaics on the floor. Wonderful stairs, statues, amazing place. And it’s free to Visit!

Thank afagundes
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

George Square is an Oasis in the heart of the City Centre. You`ll need to fight for a seat at Lunchtime if, like today it was warm and, sunny, as the office workers are out in force enjoying the rare sunshine. The City Chambers are...More

Thank andy h
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This free tour is offered a couple times a day. Our guide had a delightfully dry sense of humor, and the interiors are FABULOUS. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived a few minutes before 2pm to sign up for the free tour at 2:30. Time to walk to the corner for savory pasties. The building is quite magnificent with the largest St marble staircase in Western Europe. Each room had imported hardwoods. Mahogany...More

Thank Tripanticipation3359
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Situated on the eastern side of George Square the City Chambers are contained with a very impressive building indeed. The open setting of the square further enhances the overall appeal of this building.

Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

There are only a few guided tours throughout the day. We were too late so we could only visit the entrance hall.

2  Thank Hannekedebeer
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Went as part of a film project and was exceptional inside as well as out. If architecture interests you its one to recommend

Thank wlaurence98
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Bouting W
20 May 2018|
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Response from andy h | Reviewed this property |
Tours are free of charge
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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.
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Gemfinding
3 February 2016|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Then straight ahead to the reception desk
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