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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Step back to Imperial Rome with a visit to City Chambers. Mosaic floors abound in what is a remarkable building. Knowledgeable guide gave a real insight into Glaswegian life in the 19th Century and the workings of the council today. Its free and WELL worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a most dramatic building from the outside and even more impressive inside, fully reflecting the former wealth of the city which was once the second city of the empire. A must visit building for tourists.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently attended a reception in the 4th floor picture room of this magnificent building. The architecture and ornate, detailed workmanship are outstanding. One room has leather ‘wall paper’ with hand painted gold artwork and accents. I was so impressed I returned later during my stay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jjdale23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building houses Glasgows city council. The building is beautiful with architecture that is worth seeing. The marble built staircase is incredible. Keep in mind: Tours are weekdays, 2x per day. Check their website for up to date info. Tours are free, but you must...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MTinIreland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get the chance do go on the free guided tour of this amazing building. As soon as one enters one can see how confident Glasgow was in itself when it built this place! The guide explained about the building and we saw the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

George Square is a great location and with the City Chambers on one side is most impressive. If you get the opportunity go in and admire the wonderful decor and traditional workmanship of a time Glasgow was great.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Walking past here today I noticed a sign outside this wonderful building for free tours at 10.30 and 2.30pm. I was told to collect a ticket half an hour before the tour begins. We were greeted by Mario who gave us an excellent and informative...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Stunning building and the guided tours give a lot of really interesting information. Have been in loads of times and it never fails to impress.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Deborah O
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This impressive building is very beautiful. We could see it from outside only, as it was not a part of our tour itinerary. The Guide told us that marble and wood have been extensively used in this building, and the carvings are very nice. Overlooking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Marble and beautiful stone and wood everywhere. Don't forget to look up at the ceiling and enjoy the paintings and other art pieces. Sitting in the chamber where the action often happens with local council members was a special moment.

Date of experience: August 2018
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DanW196
26 November 2018|
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Response from Chicst51 | Reviewed this property |
I Don't know Nicholas Sturgeons, I do know Nicola Sturgeon who happens to be Scotlands First Minister. As the City Chambers are Council offices i very much doubt if there's a cardboard cutout of her.
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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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