67 Bridge St, G5 9JB
1888, John Gordon (Cat B)
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.
Over Doors Open, The Savings Bank will tip its hat to its former owners and offer visitors a range of refreshments from virtuous teas, Greek platters and cocktails to keep you royally flushed. Music and 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.
Tours: Sat-Sun 2pm & 4pm*; 30 minutes
Booking not required
*Times have changed from those originally listed in brochure
Parking: Car park available on site - charges apply
Accessibility: Ground floor is fully accessible with views of architectural features. Upper levels are accessible by stairs only
Private offices, including cellar will be locked
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Wellpark Enterprise Centre
120 Sydney Street, Glasgow
Registered Company Number: SC079721
Scottish Charity Number: SC015443