Glasgow’s Great Architects: City Centre Walk 2


View of St. Vincent Street in the 1820s.                                                           Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s St. Vincent Free Church.

As Glasgow expanded to the west in the early nineteenth century, so new residential and commercial districts were formed. One of the most outstanding was established on Blythswood Hill. The elegant Blythswood Square, and the terraces on Bath Street, West George Street, and St. Vincent Street convey some of the residential splendour of the Second City of the Empire.

Sauchiehall Street was transformed from a countryside locale, to a bustling and fashionable residential area, and then into one of the country’s most sophisticated shopping and entertainment destinations.

This walk commences at Charing Cross, and continues along Sauchiehall Street, and then to Bath Street and Blythswood Square. From there, we can walk down West George Street and St. Vincent Street.

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This walk will be available from April 2020.