Glasgow’s Great Architects: City Centre Walk 1

Late 19th-century view of the Glasgow Stock Exchange, at the corner of Buchanan Street and St. George’s Place (now Nelson Mandela Place).


In the 1960s, Glasgow was described by John Betjeman as “the greatest Victorian city in the world”. He was so impressed by the buildings he saw, and commented that The Victorian Society should have its headquarters in Glasgow, instead of London.

Although listed and unlisted buildings continue to face an uncertain future, the city centre provides a wealth of architecture representing some of the country’s best examples of nineteenth-century art and design

The walk commences in George Square, and passes some of the fine buildings on, and around, St. Vincent Street (lower), Buchanan Street, Bothwell Street, West George Street, Nelson Mandela Place, Renfield Street, and Hope Street.

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This walk will be available from April 2020.