Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is renowned in his native Glasgow, and his designs can be seen all over the city. Most people don’t know, however, about The Mackintosh House containing reassembled interiors of rooms from the Mackintoshes’ Glasgow home. Featuring the Mackintoshes’ real furniture and with original fixtures of the house, this is a site not to be missed.
Small and well-hidden, this tearoom is hard to locate but worth the challenge. Enjoy pots of tea in charmingly mismatched cups and saucers, excellent and fairly-priced sandwiches and soups, home-baked cakes and scones, and a delightful vintage ambiance.
The Hidden Lane Tearoom, 1103 Argyle Street, Unit 8, The Hidden Lane, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 237 4391
Every tourist to Glasgow hits up the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, but less well-known are the daily organ recitals which occur at 1 pm Mondays-Saturdays and at 3 pm Sundays. After the recital, join the museum’s Director of Music, Dr Jim Hunter, for a quick tour.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 276 9599
Opened in 1888 by Queen Victoria, the City Chambers have been home to successive city councils for over 100 years. Inside the ornate exterior you’ll find the largest marble staircase in Western Europe, made of imported Italian Carrara marble. Tours are free and happen throughout the week.
George Square, Glasgow City, Glasgow City G2 1DU, United Kingdom, 0141 287 4018