Sauchiehall Street is a vibrant little part of Glasgow and a must visit for anyone coming to the city – here’s our top picks of what to see and do here:
WILLOW TEA ROOMS
In Scottish Gaelic, “Sauchiehall” means alley of the willows, giving The Willow Tea Rooms their iconic name. This unique building was designed by Mackintosh to the very last detail, down to the cutlery and even the waitresses’ dresses. Be sure to try their afternoon tea!
GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
Voted as the finest building designed by a British architect in the last 175-years, you’ll find The Glasgow School of Art located just off Sauchiehall Street. While you’re there, head off one of their award winning guides to learn more about Mackintosh and his influence on the city.
THE TENEMENT HOUSE
Just a short walk from Sauchiehall Street is The Tenement House, an original 19th-century tenement flat which has been preserved perfectly. Take a step off the busy streets to take a glimpse of life in Glasgow in the early 20th century!
The Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow’s hub for creative activity, having played a key role in the cultural life of the city for decades. Check out their year-round programme of exhibitions, film, music, literature, and hang out in the lively Saramago Cafe for a bite to eat.
A true icon of Sauchiehall Street, Watt Brothers has been trading since before the First World War and has been described as something of an Aladdin’s cave! You’ll find quality brands at heavily discounted prices, so take a wander through their six floors and grab yourself a bargain.
If you’ve never tried Belgian Fries or Pommes Frites, pop down to Sauchiehall Street for a taste! Their tasty chips are twice cooked, and with over 20 different seasonings and sauces to choose from, it’s the perfect takeaway snack to keep you going.
NICE ‘N’ SLEAZY
Having opened in 1991, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy is a much loved institution on Sauchiehall Street that features a wide variety of DJs and gig nights, catering to all tastes. Their upstairs bar also serves a variety of food, be sure to try one of their burgers!
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, The Garage is an iconic club and gig venue on Sauchiehall Street. Having played host to massive names such as Prince, One Direction and Fall Out Boy over the years, keep an eye on more big events coming to The Garage!