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City Chambers

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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...more
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80 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 287 2000
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing building and l met with unbeliveable Lady Eva Bolander .She open her office for our triathlon delegation and nice concert to us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the free tour of the city hall. It is grand and beholds a rich of Glasgow's emergence from industrialisation to its modern and diverse political systems. The tour guide was witty, informative and engaging. He truly displayed an unique...More

3  Thank Dixie A
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We just walked into the first floor of this lovely building and were so moved by the mosaic tile flooring and ceiling. Beautiful marble staircase and cases with awards, trophies given to the city by other countries and cities around the world.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Join the free weekday morning or afternoon tour through this magnificent building and prepare to be amazed. I turned up at 10am and was lucky enough to book a place there and then for the 10.30 am tour. A' Touch of Italy' in Glasgow says...More

3  Thank vessi80
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We had heard about the famous ceilings but honestly just stepped in to get out of the rain at the end of our day only to find that they were indeed amazing! You can simply step inside the lobby and take in most of the...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 24 September 2018

" free tours a day - check the times with visit Scotland. It is a little 'pot luck' as to which rooms are open for viewing - this is a working building - but even so the guide gives a good history talk.

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

You can get tours of this building,You have to phone in advance. I think it would be best if you go to the visit Scotland visitor centre. There will be plenty of information.

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Part of a civic reception we visited the City Chambers and were welcomed by being piped in followed by traditional Scottish dancing both of which were superb. This building is well worth a visit - it's absolutely stunning, a real piece of history.

1  Thank Welshweekender
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is well worth a visit. The entrance hall is magnificent. It will take your breath away. The staircase is also marble as is the high ceiling.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018

It was longer than I expected, about an hour. Not a bad thing. We got to sit in chambers and feel history. Tour guide was very informative and learned much about the building and the development of Glasgow. It is a truly grand building and...More

1  Thank lhassrick
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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
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.
3 February 2016|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Then straight ahead to the reception desk