This curved block of mansion flats is the city's best-known tenement block. The steep Mansard roof gives it a distinctly ... More
Charing Cross Mansions
This curved block of mansion flats is the city's best-known tenement block. The steep Mansard roof gives it a distinctly French elegance. John James Burnet designed the building in 1889 and it is possibly the greatest of his works. The tall tower in the middle has its own balcony and cast-iron railings. The centerpiece is a baroque clock, decorated with signs of the zodiac by William Birnie-Rhind. Above the clock, a female figure holds a hammer and leans on a wheel. The initials RS & S appear a few times as the building was originally for warehouse men Robert Simpson and Sons. Luckily it escaped the devastating sweep through the city that paved the way for the M8 motorway, which now glides effortlessly past this timeless classic.
For further information on Glasgow's attractions, facilities and events call this tourist board. They can help you book tours, restaurants
and accommodation and provide lots of useful information and leaflets on things to do in the area. A bureau ...
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center is an enormous venue, spanning 64 acres on the banks of the River Clyde,
and accessible via its own low level train station. With over 22,000 square meters (236806 square feet) of usable ...
A throwback to the Empire and Glasgow's prominence within it, the impressive City Chambers border the central George Square on
the east side. Intrigued? The local council offer free guided tours around their grand HQ at 11.30am and 2.30pm ...