Glasgow, United Kingdom

Langside Halls: from Queen Street to Queen’s Park

Langside Halls: from Queen Street to Queen’s Park

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17 tour stops



Originally built as a house for one of Glasgow's tobacco lords in the late 1820s.


57 Queen Street

The original site of Langside Halls (formerly the National Bank of Scotland).


Caffe Nero

James Miller's original ticket office building for the Glasgow Subway System.


Glasgow Central Mosque

Scotland’s first & largest purpose-built Mosque opened in May 1984.


Citizens Theatre

Built in 1878, James Sellars' Citizens Theatre is the second oldest theatre in the UK


Former British Linen Company Bank

Former British Linen Company Bank building, designed by James Salmon Jr in 1887.


Former Abbotsford School

Built in 1879 for the Glasgow Parish School Board, designed by H&D Barclay.


St. Andrew's Works

A. Myles' Electrical Works was was built in 1900 for Glasgow Corp. Electricity Dept.


Royal Samaritans Hospital for Women

The hospital was built in the 1890’s & was designed by N. MacWhannel & J. Rogerson.



The building began life in 1893 as the city’s main tram terminus, depot and factory.


Glasgow Gurdwara

Built in 2013, the Glasgow Gurdwara is the largest Sikh temple in Scotland.


Former Nithsdale Mission Hall

Nithsdale Mission Hall was built between 1887-1888, arranged by United Presbyterians.


Former Strathbungo Parish Church

Opening in 1888, it was the first church to be built in the “village” of Strathbungo.


The Cooperage

The perfect opportunity to stop for a drink and some deserved rest on this tour.


1-10 Moray Place

Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's famous Moray Place, Strathbungo.


Camphill House

Camphill House was was built between 1800 & 1818 for Robert Thomson.


Langside Halls

Following from Stop 2 at 57 Queen St - we explore the Hall's exterior & future plans.



Langside Halls began life on Queen Street in 1847 as the first National Bank of Scotland, it was then moved & re-built in 1902 to become a new public building at its current location at the corner of Queen’s Park.

Langside Halls Trust was formed in 2013 & its aims are to develop & secure funding to fully refurbish Langside Halls & bring it up to modern standards. The Trust’s vision for the Halls is as a “community space for hire” & a locally programmed venue for cultural, social & wellbeing activities to enrich the Southside community.

The Trust, with Hoskins Architects has created this tour to guide you on a journey from the Halls’ original site to their current location. Along the way is a series of stops demonstrate how buildings have adapted to suit the needs of their communities.

Walk or cycle this virtually guided tour in one go, or in parts; or simply enjoy it from the comfort of your armchair and look at each of the buildings in a new light the next time you encounter them.

Itinerary 4.5 km / 1:30

Offline map included

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