Hotels of Glasgow: 12 of the most famous faces to stay at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel

A number of famous faces have stayed at the hotel over the years

Grand Central Hotel can be found on the corner of Gordon Street and Hope Street making up the front of Glasgow Central Station with the building adjoining to the station concourse.

It’s been a huge part of Glasgow’s hisotry with a number of famous celebrities opting for a night in one of the city’s best loved spots which first opened in 1883. There’s been many changes to the building since then, with the most recent renovation taking place to the hotel during the pandemic as it reopened as voco Grand Central Glasgow in April 2021.

The hotel even has a claim to history as it was the spot where John Logie Baird beamed pictures along a full 438 miles of telephone lines from Glasgow to London on the fourth floor of the hotel.

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