The Savings Bank
67 Bridge St, G5 9JB
1888, John Gordon (Cat B)
Entering through the granite pillars and wrought iron gates you will experience a forgotten Glasgow where high ideals of Victorian virtue became venture and vice!
This former savings bank with fine Victorian features is now a beautifully-restored events space. The Savings Bank will tip its hat to its former owners and offer visitors a range of refreshments from virtuous teas and Greek platters to cocktails that will keep you royally flushed.
Construction of the current premises began in 1888 with the vision of transforming a simple hatters shop into a radical new savings bank that would work to put pennies back into the pockets of Glasgow’s working class. The Victorian building features a host of architectural curiosities from a large neoclassical dome to intimate brass-work, carvings and glazed tiling.
After a change in ownership The Savings Bank went on to become a raucous Greek restaurant and then a notorious Southside poker den, each iteration leaving its unique mark on the building.
Tours will transport you to a Victorian Laurieston and illuminate the architectural history of the building which is currently in use as an events venue run by Glasgow's favourite events company, Inhouse. A special savings Bank Cocktail menu will be also be available.
Sat & Sun 2pm – 5pm
Tours: 1pm & 3pm; 30 mins
Booking not required.
Meeting point: Reception desk
Accessibility: Limited - Ground floor is fully accessible with views of architectural features. Upper levels are accessible by stairs only
Facilities: Seating, Toilet, Wheelchair Accessible Toilet, Refreshments, Information available in large-print
Parking: Car park available on site - charges apply
Nearest Train/Subway Station: Bridge Street Subway
Note: Private offices, including cellar will be locked