Princes Square

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Princes Square is easily the most favored and famous shopping center in Glasgow - probably because of its high-quality shops and art nouveau surroundings. The stylish cafes, bars and restaurants also prove a potent draw and are all open until midnight. The building dates from 1841, although the original architect (John Baird) would recognize little in the modern interior, which boasts a glass ceiling and elevators as well as lavishly ornate ironwork and a grand staircase. When you tire of looking around the five floors of shops, many of which cannot be found elsewhere in Scotland, relax with a coffee and admire the mosaics, fountain and Foucault Pendulum.

Location:  48 Buchanan Street

Business hours:  Mo-We 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Th 9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sa 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Su 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Fr 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.