Where Glasgow Used to Shop and Dine 1


Walking Tour

Outside Koh-I-Noor Restaurant, Charing Cross 235 North Street G3 7DL

From Charing Cross to Buchanan Street, were famous restaurants, department stores and specialist shops which catered for a wide range of customers. This walk looks at the sites of some of these, and the surviving buildings which housed them.

Charing Cross was once a bustling location for shops, and led to Sauchiehall Street with its wide range of exclusive fashion boutiques, jewellers, art dealers, world-famous department and clothing stores, as well as tea-rooms and restaurants. Names such as Elders, Lyons, Jamils, Jeans Tea-Rooms, Dalys and Ma Browns, are all-but-forgotten today, but this walk will pass by the buildings and locations where many of them were situated.

The route will continue along Sauchiehall Street to its junction with Buchanan Street, and then down this famous thoroughfare, where Rowans, Wylie Hills, Fraser Sons, and McDonalds provided a memorable retail experience for generations of shoppers.

Illustrations of surviving ephemera from a range of shops, restaurants and tea-rooms will be available for viewing during the walk.

Discover Scotlands Year of Food and Drink: The walk will pass where some of the citys most famous restaurants and tea-rooms were located

Number in Brochure: 111


Tour Times

Mon 2pm; 1 1/2 hours



Full Disabled Access
All in open, on pavements and streets.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Charing Cross

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply


Where Glasgow Used to Shop and Dine 1

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Where Glasgow Used to Shop and Dine 1
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