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City Chambers, Glasgow

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Take a free guided tour of City Chambers, a historic building dominating George Square and housing the Glasgow City Council. An eminent example of Victorian civic architecture, the building was constructed between 1882 and 1888 based on a competition-winning design by architect William Young. Officially opened for business by Queen Victoria, the building hosted its first council meeting in October of 1889. The exterior features sculptures by artist James Alexander Ewing, who designed the central Jubilee Pediment in honor of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. The interior includes a grand staircase made of marble and alabaster, with a ceiling decorated in gold leaf and topped by a stained-glass dome. Daily tours of the site conclude on the upper gallery, offering a detailed look at the iconic dome. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Glasgow holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the City Chambers and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • At the very heart of Glasgow just opposite Queen Street Station and not far from bus station lies the city chambers. Good all year round and ideal for relaxing and getting away from it all. Great shop...  more »
  • This was a highlight of our 3 days in Glasgow. To say it's a beautiful building goes nowhere near describing the majestic feel of the place and the fact that, ignoring the accents and the weather, you...  more »
  • Redolent of the wealth Glasgow had from trade though sadly not everyone benefitted. Well worth a visit just to see some of the history of the City  more »
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  • Waiting times to speak with an advisor at Glasgow city council are unbelievable! 35 minutes to speak with someone. The staff are not adequately train and have minimal knowledge of the area they work in, regularly being put on hold for long periods of time and as for customer satisfaction? No training, poor staff quality and no sign of improvement!
  • Despite having opening hours from 9-5pm try getting them to answer their phone after 3pm on a Friday #workethic, #taxpayermoney
  • Very nice interior. Worth a tour. Council chambers can be visited too
  • We were not allowed to go upstairs and I also lost my small map :( not their fault
  • Beautiful building. Worth popping to look at the marble