Glasgow School of Art, The; ‘Glasgow Style’ City Walking Tour

Walking Tour

‘Window on Mackintosh’ Visitor Centre 164 Renfrew Street G3 6RF

Investigate Glasgows illustrious industrial past and the citys distinct architectural language from the Victorian greats to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s innovative designs and the output of his contemporaries working in the Glasgow Style.

Delve into this time of breathtaking growth and change with a walking tour exploring Glasgow’s finest city centre buildings. Explore the architectural styles that reflected the developments of this thriving industrial period in Glasgow, the Second city of the British Empire. Discover the influence of a small group of GSA trained artists and designers who developed the radical, romantic Glasgow Style, creating a lasting impact is celebrated the world over.

Spot Mackintosh’s work as a junior draughtsman as the tour uncovers his lesser known designs and investigate the architectural gems of the Glasgow greats such as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson who preceded and inspired him. Unearth Art Nouveau details and designs by his contemporaries as they adorn hidden corners of the city from Garnethill to Central Station.

The tour begins and ends at the Window on Mackintosh visitor centre at 164 Renfrew Street.

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Number in Brochure: 150


Tour Times

Sat & Sun 10.15am & 1.15pm; 135 minutes

Advanced Booking Essential

Advanced Booking Essential at or [email protected] or 0141 353 4526

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.



Restrictions on Access: Please wear suitable clothing, sensible footwear and be ready to walk! GSA can provide umbrellas in case of rain.

No Disabled Access
This tour may not be suitable for those with limited mobility as the tour routes incorporate approximately 2.5 miles of walking up and downhill at pace.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Cowcaddens Subway / Queen St & Central Rail Stations

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Cambridge Street LLP multi story car park, on street parking in Garnethill area with parking vouchers, available from GSA Shop.



The Glasgow School of Art

0141 353 4526

[email protected]






Glasgow School of Art, The; ‘Glasgow Style’ City Walking Tour

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