Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Undiscovered Mackintosh of Glasgow City Centre

The Undiscovered Mackintosh of Glasgow City Centre

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15 tour stops


The Lighthouse

Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design within a Mackintosh building (1893-95)

4 min


Originally a furniture warehouse designed by John Honeyman (1872)

2 min

Grosvenor Building

Originally a warehouse block designed by Alexander & George Thomson (1858-59)

2 min

Central Station

City’s Main Railway Station designed by Robert Rowand Anderson (finished 1905)

2 min

Daily Record Building

Original Daily Record office and warehouse building designed by Mackintosh (1901-04)

2 min

Former Scottish Temperance Building

An ornate red sandstone created by William Salmon, James Salmon’s father in 1894.

1 min


Another building by Salmon & Gillespie Designed in 1898-99.

2 min

Lion Chambers

A highly innovative building by James Salmond, built in 1904-07.

2 min

Salmon and Gillespie Detailing, Hope St Corner

Example of the Glasgow Style by Salmon & Gillespie on Hope/ W. Regent St, 1900-04.

1 min

Keppie Design Building (Former Glasgow Institute)

A link too good to pass by, the offices of John Keppie descendants.

52 s

Ladies Art Club Door

This famous doorway was one of Mackintosh’s last commissions in Glasgow (1908)

1 min

The Mackintosh's Flat and Studio

The first home of Mackintosh and Margaret from 1901-06.

2 min

The Glasgow Art Club

A building with features added in 1893 only recently credited to Mackintosh.

2 min

McLellan Galleries

Original location of the Glasgow School of Art and Mackintosh Memorial Exhibitions

1 min

Mackintosh at the Willow

A recently restored example of a 1903 tearoom designed by the Mackintosh’s.

6 min


This walk explores Mackintosh’s hidden architectural projects around Glasgow’s city centre. By delving into Mackintosh’s early career during an era of booming design, you’ll discover the architecture which shaped a post-victorian Glasgow and the Mackintosh legacy. Join the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society volunteer guides as they take it in turns to describe the history behind each building. The walk begins at the bottom of the lighthouse on Mitchell lane, and ends on Sauchiehall Street outside Mackintosh at the Willow.

Itinerary 1.7 km / 2:00

Offline map included

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