The Glasgow Style Tour

Investigate turn of the century architectural styles in the industrial city with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides. Discover Glasgow’s distinct architectural language, from Victorian influences to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s innovative designs and the output of his contemporaries working in the Glasgow Style of Art Nouveau.

Delve into this time of breathtaking growth and change with a walking tour exploring Glasgow’s finest city centre buildings, from the Victorian greats to Mackintosh's unique ‘Glasgow Style’.

Explore architectural styles that spanned the development of this thriving industrial period in Glasgow, the 'Second city of the British Empire'. Discover the influence of a small group of GSA trained artists and designers who developed the radical, romantic 'Glasgow Style', creating a lasting impact celebrated the world over.

Spot Mackintosh’s work as a junior draughtsman as the tour uncovers his lesser known designs and investigate the architectural gems of the Glasgow greats such as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson who preceded and inspired him. Unearth Art Nouveau details and designs by his contemporaries as they adorn hidden corners of the city from Garnethill to Central Station.

The tour begins and ends at the Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre and Shop at 164 Renfrew Street.