The Clutha Portraits

The Clutha Portraits are artworks curated by multiple artists on the walls of The Clutha Bar.

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George Square
With statues to Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Robert Peel, and James Watt, the square is one of six city squares that comprise the city centre of Glasgow.
Gallery of Modern Art
The Gallery of Modern Art or GoMA is an important contemporary art gallery in Glasgow.
Statue of William II
The Statue of William II of Scotland is an equestrian statue located in the Cathedral Square Gardens, near the Glasgow Cathedral. The statue is a tribute to William of Orange
Merchant City
Originally the home and warehouses of wealthy tobacco lords, Merchant City now flourishes as a city center for locals and travellers.
Fellow Glasgow Residents
Fellow Glasgow Residents is a masterpiece by Smug covering an entire car park wall featuring wildlife that can be found in the city of Glasgow.
The World’s Most Economical Taxi
The World’s Most Economical Taxi, one of the most photographed murals in Glasgow by Rogue-One, with a curious fact: the brick wall is actually painted!

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Discover Glasgow's Vibrant Street Art: Private 2-hour Tour
Immerse yourself in the culture and hear the stories behind the stunning murals that can be found throughout Glasgow, named the 4th best city for Street Art with works from local heroes and well-renowned artists.

On your private street art tour, you will:

  • Experience the real Glasgow and all of its rich culture and vibrant atmosphere;
  • Learn about modern Glasgow and how the art scene has developed dramatically over the last decade;
  • Hear the stories behind some of the most impressive artworks;
  • Discover more than 12 murals that have decorated the walls of Gothic buildings;
  • See ‘Fellow Glasgow Residents’ on Ingram Street by Smug, a famous artist that also left his mark in cities like Aberdeen;
  • Admire ‘The World’s Most Economical Taxi’ by RogueOne, a floating taxi that can be found on Mitchell Street;
  • Snap a photo under the magnifying glass of 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' by Smug;
  • See 'The Clutha Portraits', curated by multiple artists on the wall of The Clutha Bar;
  • Explore a different side of the city including many more hidden gems!

Glasgow's street art has become very distinctive in the last decade with local and international artists who have decorated the walls of the city, turning it into an extraordinary open-air art museum filled with colourful murals and portraits.

Unlike other cities, street art is legal and regulated, which translated into large, professional, and beautiful murals commissioned by the city to artists that have left their mark on the City Centre Mural Trail.

Keep your eyes peeled as you wander down the streets of Glasgow, as new masterpieces keep popping up every day!

Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow: Private 2-hour Tour
Welcome to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Tour of Glasgow! This tour will take you on a journey through some of the most iconic locations associated with the celebrated Scottish architect and designer.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Start your tour by the Mackintosh Mural outside of  The Clutha Bar, unveiled in 2018  to mark the 150th anniversary of the Scottish artist’s birth;
  • Head to Sloans, a historic bar and restaurant that was frequented by Mackintosh and his fellow artists in the early 20th century;
  • Explore the various rooms and learn about the many ways in which Mackintosh's influence can be seen in the decor and design;
  • Pass by the Buchanan St Tea rooms, another iconic Mackintosh location with exquisite stained glass windows and distinctive furniture that Mackintosh created for the tea rooms;
  • See the Grosvenor Building, designed by Mackintosh in 1899 in his signature use of clean lines and geometric shapes;
  • Pass by Mackintosh's First Flat, located in the heart of Glasgow, this was the first home that Mackintosh designed for himself and his wife, and it's a beautiful example of his early work
  • Visit Mackintosh at the Willow, a recently restored tearoom that Mackintosh designed in 1903;
  • Explore the stunning interiors as you learn about the painstaking restoration that brought this iconic location back to its former glory.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a born and raised Glaswegian who spent much of his professional life in Glasgow. 

He attended the Glasgow School of Art, he later worked for the architectural firm Honeyman and Keppie, where he designed many of his most famous buildings, and his influence can be found throughout Glasgow in numerous locations. 

This Charles Rennie Mackintosh tour is a must-do for anyone interested in the life and work of one of Scotland's most beloved artists and architects.


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