Princes Square
Princes Square
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Voted 'Scotland's Favourite Building' by the public in 2016, Princes Square is an ornate 19th century Merchants' Square - ideally located in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Situated on Buchanan Street, Princes Square is Glasgow's leading speciality shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Offering an unrivalled mix of high street brands and designer labels, stylish restaurants and bars and now a boutique cinema - Princes Square has something for everyone, all under one elegant roof.
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  • TheLeopard79
    Birmingham, United Kingdom1,316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!
    This must be the most elegant and beautiful indoor shopping center I have ever visited. Glasgow gets a very bad rap for its more deprived areas but the city center shopping area where princess quay is situated is by absolutely fantastic and rivals any top end street for shopping in Central London. They are I think 3 floors of shopping restaurants a wonderful building which has been well kept and renovated to make it usable for the modern day. I had lunch on the top floor at a very nice restaurant and even tried the national dish haggis which was very good I must admit! The building and premises are very well maintained and secure we will never far away from a security guard very much on a vigilant lookout. I am glad to see Glasgow city center has not gone the way most provincial city center high streets have gone, in that the high-speed to empty and there's only one indoor shopping area to go to visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Michelle R
    Minneapolis, Minnesota16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Architecture is the best thing about it
    Gorgeous building, high end shopping. Worth a look but we were in and out in 15 mins. My husband and our 18 yo son couldn’t be less interested in the boutique stores. But we all loved the building and seeing how they made a mall feel unique.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, United Kingdom18,543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opulent Atrium
    Princes Square was originally an open cobbled courtyard with stables, but this 4 storeyed merchant building was designed & built in its place, in 1841 , by Glaswegian architect John Baird. Sir James Campbell , who was the Lord Provost of Glasgow, commissioned it in honour of the birth of the Prince of Wales ( who later became King Edward VII) It opened as shopping & dining premises in 1988, and has since undergone a £ 7.5 million extensive refurbishment, to become a prestigious, up-market retail outlet , with exclusive boutiques, designer stores, jewellery shops , cafes, bars and restaurants - all on spotless galleried floors , under a beautiful Art Nouveau glass roof. The graceful wooden staircases with the wrought-iron work , and the glass elevators add to the elegance of this listed building. A “must” visit at Christmas for the opulent decorations.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Paul M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A night at the cinema that ends with a dance or two.
    I went to Princes Square on Buchanan Street to go to the Everyman cinema which is the best cinema experience I've had. Not only do they offer you a restaurant menu but they will deliver your order to your cinema seat. Speaking of the cinema seats. You can get a two-seater for you and your partner. And the seats are large and plush: very much like sitting on a sofa. Ideal for couples who enjoy going to the cinema. It's very easy to let your partner snuggle into you as you eat your meal and watch a movie. I hear there's a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights that's advertised by October Rooftop Bar. So, if you go for an evening showing of a movie on Friday and Saturday at Everyman, you could probably end your evening at the cinema with a cocktail and a dance or two to the DJ's music. Check out the Everyman and the October websites to know more.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Karen BF
    Edmonton, Canada630 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great decode, architecture, but still a mall
    High end shops have found a home in the Prince’s Square in Glasgow, a place people go to admire the architecture, the trim and features, the never-ending escalators. It is still a shopping mall, after all. We delighted in unique furnishings like the Harry Potter style mirror and the oversized deck chairs, where we sat to listen to a local choir giving renditions of Hallelujah and then Bohemian Rhapsody? This is a stylish place. You can pop in for a look, but if you’re coming to shop, maybe take your own wardrobe up a notch first.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 June 2024
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GrahamJ69
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Went for a meal with my wife on Tuesday night to take advantage of the eat out to help out. We were sat out at one of the balconies and watched numerous people walking about without wearing a face mask, some even thought it ok to carry it in their hand, others more keen on checking their phone. Some of the restaurants require you to walk past patrons even if not eating there and it put real fear in me that the majority thought it ok to walk past these tables without masks on, subjecting the people eating to the possibility of getting Covid. Princess Square need to take some responsibility and have security in place as going by a Tuesday night, people seem to think it is an outdoor space and can just wander from floor to floor as if there is not something out there that can actually kill people. I want the shops and restaurants to stay open and people to keep their jobs but if this continues, I fear for the workers as there will be another lockdown if this attitude from people continues.
Written 19 August 2020
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ViktorMeldroo
Kilmarnock56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We popped in here at 7.30 pm thinking this place would be buzzing. Shops closed, restaurants and bars empty. Granted we had not been here for many years but we were shocked at what we saw. It looked as though it had been left as a reminder of times past, a museum set!
Written 4 February 2023
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MCC
South West England, UK580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This place which was an open square once has been very tastefully converted in to four floors of glass covered indoor amenity. The entrance is a narrow covered alley from Buchanan Street next door to No. 42 which is Hotel Chocolat. All the floors are accessible by lifts, escalators and stairs. Ground floor has a pub and a large circular area for children and toddlers to run around. Lower floors accommodate boutiques and designer shops. Top floor has a variety of restaurants and coffee shops. The staff were very polite and helpful even if you were not patronising their establishment.
Amazingly, most people were complying with mask wearing while moving about.
Written 20 February 2022
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Michelle R
Minneapolis, MN16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Gorgeous building, high end shopping. Worth a look but we were in and out in 15 mins. My husband and our 18 yo son couldn’t be less interested in the boutique stores. But we all loved the building and seeing how they made a mall feel unique.
Written 29 December 2023
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Paul M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I went to Princes Square on Buchanan Street to go to the Everyman cinema which is the best cinema experience I've had. Not only do they offer you a restaurant menu but they will deliver your order to your cinema seat. Speaking of the cinema seats. You can get a two-seater for you and your partner. And the seats are large and plush: very much like sitting on a sofa. Ideal for couples who enjoy going to the cinema. It's very easy to let your partner snuggle into you as you eat your meal and watch a movie. I hear there's a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights that's advertised by October Rooftop Bar. So, if you go for an evening showing of a movie on Friday and Saturday at Everyman, you could probably end your evening at the cinema with a cocktail and a dance or two to the DJ's music. Check out the Everyman and the October websites to know more.
Written 13 January 2024
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alibatty🦇
Dundee, UK18,543 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Princes Square was originally an open cobbled courtyard with stables, but this 4 storeyed merchant building was designed & built in its place, in 1841 , by Glaswegian architect John Baird. Sir James Campbell , who was the Lord Provost of Glasgow, commissioned it in honour of the birth of the Prince of Wales ( who later became King Edward VII) It opened as shopping & dining premises in 1988, and has since undergone a £ 7.5 million extensive refurbishment, to become a prestigious, up-market retail outlet , with exclusive boutiques, designer stores, jewellery shops , cafes, bars and restaurants - all on spotless galleried floors , under a beautiful Art Nouveau glass roof. The graceful wooden staircases with the wrought-iron work , and the glass elevators add to the elegance of this listed building. A “must” visit at Christmas for the opulent decorations.
Written 3 January 2024
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Fluffy Cat
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples

The center looks impressive and well maintained. There is a selection of up market shops and restaurants. But, it is the restaurants that are the downfall of this place. They have spread out on to the walkways, making it difficult to navigate. This makes it very uncomfortable as people walking round the centre squeeze past people eating their meals.
Written 2 January 2020
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK1,197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Fabulous indoor shopping and restaurant square, elegantly restored and adorned with wrought iron floral decoration, glass roof, and stunning staircases. Just off Buchanan Street and easy to miss. But absolutely worth seeking out
Written 20 March 2022
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Karen BF
Edmonton, Canada630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
High end shops have found a home in the Prince’s Square in Glasgow, a place people go to admire the architecture, the trim and features, the never-ending escalators. It is still a shopping mall, after all.
We delighted in unique furnishings like the Harry Potter style mirror and the oversized deck chairs, where we sat to listen to a local choir giving renditions of Hallelujah and then Bohemian Rhapsody? This is a stylish place. You can pop in for a look, but if you’re coming to shop, maybe take your own wardrobe up a notch first.
Written 16 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

christinemac512017
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Always a friendly welcome from the excellent staff who go over and above to make sure you enjoy your meal. I travel through from Edinburgh to meet my friend and we wouldn’t think of going anywhere else for our lunch. The food is lovely with plenty of choice and the atmosphere and setting couldn’t be better. Special thanks to Michal who served us today. See you again soon.
Written 12 February 2022
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