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City Chambers, Glasgow

Categories: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • In Glasgow for a couple of days. Having read good reviews about the city chambers we popped in for a look. Receptionist very helpful and explained we could only view ground floor unaccompanied, she ad...  read more »
  • Some wonderful stairways and grand rooms, evocative of past wealth and power of the city fathers. The lovely Hornel painting is poorly hung so that daylight obscures the quality of painting. Other mur...  read more »
  • Huge building from the second half of the 19th century is located in the city centre. Its main facade overlooks the square, decorated with many statues. The building is distinguished by a multitude of ornaments, turrets, etc.
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  • WE HAVE HAD 2 FORMAL COMPLAINTS 'UPHELD' BY THE SCOTTISH PUBLIC SERVICE OMBUDSMAN AGAINST GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL Despite these 2 'upheld' complaints which will be reported to the Scottish Parliament, Glasgow City Council's Development & Regeneration Services, Business Gateway & Customer Care continue to single my company out for inferior service in my view. It is my opinion they have adopted a 'Strategy' of certain staff refusing to engage with me verbally, refusing to return telephone messages, however, this is all 'logged' and surely will have great difficulty explaining themselves to the SPSO and the Tax payer. As a consequence we have instigated a further 2 Formal Complaints which are heading back to The SPSO for Investigation. It is my opinion GCC have taken my actions in a very negative way, trying to disrupt my business. Acting in a very childish manner instead of accepting responsibility and taking ownership of their mistakes and learning going forward. GCC have a website full of promises telling us what fantastic service they offer us the customer, however, in reality their actions do not match these empty words. This organisation is full of very arrogant individuals who are highly paid for under achievement. They constantly 'cherry pick' the questions that you ask, answering the ones that they can give you a non-answer, however, the one's that are more difficult and they are at fault are the questions that go unanswered. The people of Glasgow deserve better, the organisation is in serious need of a 'Root & Branch Review' which I have requested and have been ignored. Council workers MUST understand that they are Public Servants, and the monthly cheque they receive is paid by the Tax Payer, and that there is no place for arrogance & stubbornness. I have had to endure bad service from GCC since Dec'13, and my message to them is that I'm never going to stop until they provide me with service as advertised on their website. If it were possible to award NO stars I would
  • Very nice interior. Worth a tour. Council chambers can be visited too
  • Beautiful building. Worth popping to look at the marble
  • This beautiful building is worth visiting. There are guided tours daily which give you a beautiful look at the interior, the marble stairs and the history of Glasgow.
  • We were not allowed to go upstairs and I also lost my small map :( not their fault
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