- Address George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DY
- Web http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 0141 287 8349
- Venue Capacity 10000-15000
- Title George Square
- Space Capacity 15,000
George Square is the principal civic square in the city of Glasgow. Named after King George III, the Square was laid out in 1781, but for the first few years however it was little more than a muddy hollow, filled with dirty water and used for slaughtering horses. By 1850 the surrounding area had become a centre for mercantile activity, with the Merchants House moving to the square in 1877, and the square itself, which had been developed into a private garden for the surrounding townhouses, became an established public space.
Today the square is dominated by the ornate Glasgow City Chambers, and Queen Street Station, as well as statues of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Peel.
George Square is an integral part of Glasgow's public life, and is used for music events, art fairs, parties and of course demonstrations. It is the site for Glasgow's Hogmanay celebrations, Glasgow on Ice, the Glasgow Loves Christmas festival, the Glasgow Art Fair, and is the starting point for many festivals and sporting events.