Glasgow Doors Open Day is my favourite weekend of the year. So many amazing buildings, and every year there are new surprises. Here are a few of my favourites in the city centre, that don’t need to be booked in advance.
Glasgow City Chambers, Saturday only. There are so many magnificent details in the City Chambers, it is always a surprise no matter how many times you visit. There are also free daily tours (Mon-Fri) during the rest of the year.
Garnethill Synagogue, Sunday only. Excellent opportunity to see inside this beautiful building on Hill Street.
Glasgow Art Club, Bath Street. One for the Mackintosh fans.
The Trades Hall, Merchant City. Lots of fun details in this historic Robert Adam-designed building.
The Pyramid, Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church – striking Modernist church easily spotted by its green pyramid roof.
Also worth seeing:
- The Tenement House, Garnethill. A chance to see this National Trust property for free. It’s a fascinating glimpse of tenement life as it once was.
- Britannia Panopticon Music Hall. Always fun to visit, the Panopticon advertises itself as the world’s oldest surviving music hall. It has regular open days throughout the year.
- Glasgow Evangelical Church – a little hidden gem near Glasgow Cathedral.