Alexander Thomson Hotel, Glasgow, Location, Date, Architect, Scotland, Building

Alexander Thomson Hotel

Accommodation in central Glasgow : Argyle Street Building – ScottishArchitecture

post updated 21 December 2021

Alexander Thomson Hotel

Address: 320 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8LY, Scotland, UK

Great Western Terrace (now Alexander Thomson Hotel) – Alexander Greek Thomson, built in 1869.

The Alexander Thomson Hotel has 72 en-suite rooms and is located in Glasgow’s west end, close to Central Railway Station. The area is not the best, and has quite a bad reputation for crime.

The hotel has a ‘designer’ theme throughout based on the famous Glasgow architect after whom the hotel is named. The hotel restaurant only serves breakfast and has a 24-hour bar.

Alexander Thomson – Glasgow buildings

The name of this Argyle Street hotel was inspired by the Great Glaswegian Architect Alexander Greek Thomson (1817 – 1875). He produced a diverse range of structures including villas, a castle, urbane terraces, commercial warehouses, tenements, and three extraordinary churches.

Of these, Caledonia Road Free Church (now a ruin), Queen’s Park United Presbyterian Church (destroyed in WWII), and St Vincent Street Church, the last is the only intact survivor. This church is located close by to this Argyle Street accommodation, a few blocks north and west.

The accommodation is contained within a historic Victorian era building. It has high ceilings and high windows from that era. Most rooms are quite large and so are the bathrooms.

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