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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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"marble staircase"
in 53 reviews
"free tour"
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"george square"
in 88 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"banqueting hall"
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"council chamber"
in 25 reviews
"italian marble"
in 18 reviews
"working building"
in 14 reviews
"lord provost"
in 12 reviews
"debating chamber"
in 10 reviews
"daily tours"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 37 reviews
"second city"
in 11 reviews
"queen victoria"
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"victorian architecture"
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"the ground floor"
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Reviewed yesterday

Despite having lived in Glasgow all of my 52 years I had never stepped inside the doors of the City Chambers. A sight to behold with more marble than I have seen in my life.

Thank polieli
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Chambers for thw 2,30 free guided tour. Mary, our tour guide, greeted us and gave an account of the history before heading off around the different floors. The interior of this building is magnificent and luxurious. Well worth a visit if in Glasgow.

Thank Kk C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 2 tours daily - 10.30 and 14.30. These are FREE and cannot be booked in advance. You arrive from 30 mins prior to tour and are given a pass on a first come first served basis. There were 12 people on our tour....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably one of Europe's finest public buildings. The type of marble used in the building is the same as that used in parts of The Vatican, but there is more of it here! The tour of the interior needs to be pre booked...More

Thank JGD1967
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Council employee I can appreciate the beautiful Glasgow City Chambers and would love to fully explore the Building but it would remind me too much of Work ! A fantastic & imposing structure towering over George Square, a Beauty !!

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just booked on spare of the moment. our guide was super. the tour was about 45mins. some of the rooms were 'out of bounds' that day for important meetings so we got a sneaky peek into others. really enjoyed this magnificent public building tour.

Thank cathpelleymounter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ive been in the city chambers many times and they never fail to impress. With the marble staircases and the artwork they really are worth a look if you are a local or a tourist. Formal tours are held regularly to tell you all about...More

1  Thank CiaransMum
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Beautiful building!!! I was at a conference in the University of Strathclyde and we had a cocktail at City Chambers. The building is lovely - ceilings, inner staircase, very elegant...evokes another time.

Thank 331Claudia
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The City Chambers is a very impressive building in the heart of Glasgow right next to George's Square. Has two free daily tours.

Thank JimmyJackk
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning building - both the exterior and interior. Unfortunately we missed both tours ( there are two a day; 10.30 am and 2.30 pm)but we managed to have a look inside on our own which i would also recommend. The marble staircase...More

1  Thank Kathryn M
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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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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
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