Glasgow Grand Central Hotel
Opened in 1883 by Caledonian Railways just 4 years after Glasgow’s main rail hub Central Station was built, the Glasgow Grand Central Hotel was designed by Robert Rowand Anderson in Queen Anne style, employing picturesque details, intricate gables and multi-paned windows. It’s been extended since then, but many of the original features remain intact.
Over the years the Central Hotel has seen many famous faces through its doors, including JFK, Churchill and Frank Sinatra, but perhaps its biggest claim to fame is being the venue where John Logie Baird transmitted the world’s first long-distance TV pictures in May 1927.
These days the four-star hotel comfortably caters for business travellers and short break visitors alike. Its statement bar overlooking the station, Champagne Central, won Urbane Bar of The Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards, while the Tempus Bar & Restaurant delivers locally sourced Scottish fare overseen by Executive Chef James Murphy.
Location: Right next door to Glasgow Central Train Station.
Doubles from £98 per night on the Glasgow Grand Central Hotel website.
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