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Princes Square Restaurants, Glasgow

Categories: Shopping Malls, Shopping
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4.2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Princes Square is a shopping centre on Buchanan Street in central Glasgow, Scotland. It was first designed and built in the 1840s by John Baird and other architects. It was developed in 1986 to a design by Edinburgh architects, the Hugh Martin Partnership. The new five-storey, 10450sqm retail centre occupies a pre-existing cobbled square dating from 1841, which was reconfigured by enclosing the entire space below a new clear glass domed and vaulted roof. An expansion was completed in summer 1999, extending the centre into Springfield Court and providing a further of retail area and a new retail frontage to Queen Street.The original cellars of the existing buildings were excavated to provide additional space. Inside the square, new galleries and stairs give access to the upper storeys. The original sandstone facades were preserved around the modern interior. The centre is adorned with decorative glass, tiling, lighting, timber and metalwork, designed by artists and craftsmen.The writer Bill Bryson referred to Princes Square as "one of the most intelligent pieces of urban renewal".The Hugh Martin Partnership earned several design awards for Princes Square, including the RIBA Scottish Regional Award for Architecture (1988), the Edinburgh Architectural Association Centenary Medal (1989), and a Civic Trust Award (1989). The original fabric has been protected as a category B listed building since 1970.
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  • Love princess square so posh and classy and pretty with lots of designer shops restaurants and bars good atmosphere good vibe 
  • Visited NY Bistro whilst out shopping in Princes Square. Quiet evening visit with a friend. A pleasant venue, with friendly helpful staff, within a lovely building. The meal was really nice and we wer...  read more »
  • Decorative shopping centre located just off Buchanan Street. Not a budget destination but good range of high end shops and appealing looking restaurants. Interior is beautifully decorated with attenti...  read more »
  • Cosy upmarket shipping centre. A great range of restaurants.
  • Wide selection of shops, some nice restaurants and some nice coffee shops. Really interesting facade decoration outside (look up!) and lovely architecture inside. There's a bar/coffee shop with a rooftop lounge too!
  • Lovely place for a walk around or drink. Few nice restaurants worth the visit
  • Great little shopping centre with high end shops and lovely restaurants for all budgets.
  • Great atmosphere, huge choice of restaurants, speciality shopping.
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