After much discussion on Monday we headed off to Glasgow. Our plan was to visit the Tenament House in Garnethill. When we arrived at the building we realised we were too early it didn’t open until 1pm – not great planning on our part. As it was lunchtime we decided to find somewhere to park and have lunch. We ended up in a car park in central Glasgow and grabbing a bite to eat in shopping centre food court – which was what was needed at the time quick cheap and hot!
Having parked they car I thought it a good idea just to walk to the Tenament House it would help walk off some of our lunch. Like Edinburgh, Glasgow is build upon hills including parts of the city centre. The route to the Tenament House took us through parts of the shopping areas in Glasgow so the walk took longer as we popped in and out of shops.
The walk took us passed The Glasgow School of Art which was designed by Charles Rennie Macintosh. On previous visits we had see Scotland Street school and the chimney at The Lighthouse, both of which I was impressed by so I was pleased to see the art school. Eleanor is not so impressed by the great man.
We finally reached the Tenament House. It was worth the walk. It was interesting to see how a flat would have been like before modernisation. There are no pictures from the flat.
On our way back to the car we stopped off at The Willow Tearooms. It might just have been where we were sitting or that they were short staffed but I wasn’t impressed. We were seated in a corner hard to get in and out off plus easily forgotten when it came to service. Well at least we have it a try.