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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 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
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We learnt about this building from the hop on hop off bus tour and it was definitely worth doing. The building is magnificent with marble used throughout the structure. It's an impressive building that should not be missed if you visit Glasgow.

Thank Enrico F
Reviewed 22 September 2016

If you're in the area and the city hall is open, you've got to stop by and see the interesting architecture and the amazing mosaics. To me, it felt like the inside was an old outside, as you don't generally see that kind of statuary...More

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Really enjoyed this quick tour of the City Chambers. It is available twice daily, and we were in what seemed like a large group - about 40 or so people. Maybe it was because it was raining - but then isn't it always? The city...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a magnificent Town Hall and square. You can only get to see the main public areas but they are worth it as the architecture and attention to detail are excellent. Colored marble stair cases and statues seem to be everywhere.... just imagine getting...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 10 September 2016

You only get to wander around certain parts of the ground floor, but you can see up the stairs to the galleries above and marvel at the opulence. This is obviously now on the tourist bus timetable as there was a group being shown round...More

Thank cambridge37
Reviewed 10 September 2016

While we were unable to tour this building (due to time constraints on our Globus tour) , we were able to enjoy it's beauty from afar. Located in George Square, you can just feel the history.

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Amazing building and the inside is spectacular. The walls on one level are hung with paintings of Lord Provosts going back many many years.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Tours run twice a day and are free. The guide on our visit was terrific, her name was Claire and made our tour so interesting. Her knowledge was extensive and she was really amusing with funny asides. The building itself is fabulous, well worth a...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Excellent tour from well informed tour guide that gave us all a thorough history lesson on what is a marvelous asset for the Glasgow area

Thank Mike B
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Natalie V
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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
1 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