217 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EX
1903, Charles Rennie Mackintosh
At the turn of the century Glasgow was a thriving place to be out and about- and nowhere more so than Miss Cranston's establishment at 217 Sauchiehall Street. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and including interiors by Margaret Macdonald, this was an eye-catching example of the Art Nouveau style. The 4 year restoration undertaken by The Willow Tea Rooms Trust has returned the building to its original splendour, complete with iconic Mackintosh chairs, chandeliers, stencilled fabrics and the famous gesso panel in the Salon de Luxe. Enjoy a free tour of the building and marvel at one of the city's most important architectural treasures.
Tours: Fri, 6pm & 6:30pm; 45 minutes
Meeting point: Retail Store
Booking essential for tours - glasgowdoorsopendays.org.uk
Parking: Nearest car park 2 minute walk away on Cambridge Street
Accessibility: All areas except the gallery are fully accessible.
Children: Sat 21st 2-4pm Fun, family friendly workshop: Architecture In The City (5+) Come and design your own tea rooms with a real architecture expert!
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443