×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 435

Daily Record Building

Get Directions

  • Address: 20-26 Renfield Lane Glasgow G2 5AT

Daily-record-995

This hidden treasure is tucked away down Renfield Lane. The Daily Record Building was designed by Mackintosh in 1901 to house the Scottish newspaper, the Daily Record. You could easily be forgiven for passing it by completely, as the street’s so narrow, unless you’re heading for the vegan Stereo Café/Bar which is on the ground floor.

Mackintosh wanted to maximize light in the poorly-lit lane and adopted a striking use of colour on the exterior, combining yellow sculpted sandstone with blue and white glazed reflective bricks. Mackintosh’s classic motifs are all here, as well as the figurative Tree of Life, created by variations in the brickwork reaching skywards. 

Completed in 1904, the lower floors were used for newspaper production and the upper floors for offices.

The Stereo Café/Bar, open from noon daily, enables visitors to sit & savour this piece of Mackintosh history. The rest of the building is not open to the public. 

See what's nearby

    What's Happening in Glasgow

    Rufus Wainwright

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 25 Apr 2019 £44 - £55
    Find out more

    T. rex in Town

    Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena 18 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2019 £8 - £14
    Find out more

    Michael Ball: Coming Home To You Tour

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 23 Apr 2019 £42 - £62
    Find out more

    Glasgow Warriors vs Edinburgh Rugby

    Scotstoun International Sports Arena 27 Apr 2019 Various prices
    Find out more

    Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 22 Jan 2019 - 6 May 2019 Free
    Find out more

    Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

    Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum 15 Mar 2019 - 6 May 2019 Free
    Find out more

    Electric Frog + Pressure Riverside Festival

    Riverside Museum 25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019 £55 to £100
    Find out more

    Guinness PRO14 Rugby Final 2019

    Celtic Park 25 May 2019 £15 - £60
    Find out more

    Newton Faulkner

    The Old Fruitmarket 6 May 2019 £25
    Find out more

    T. rex in Town

    Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena 18 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2019 £8 - £14
    Find out more

    Westlife

    The SSE Hydro 28 May 2019 - 5 Jun 2019 £51.10 - £102.15
    Find out more

    Southside Fringe

    Various venues: Glasgow 9 May 2019 - 26 May 2019 Various prices
    Find out more

    West End Festival

    Various venues: Glasgow 31 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019 Various prices
    Find out more

    Glasgow Jazz Festival

    Various venues: Glasgow 19 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019 Various prices
    Find out more

    Glasgow Science Festival

    Various venues: Glasgow 6 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019 Various prices
    Find out more

    Glasgow Mela 2019

    Kelvingrove Park 23 Jun 2019 Free
    Find out more

    T. rex in Town

    Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena 18 Apr 2019 - 31 Jul 2019 £8 - £14
    Find out more

    The Magic of Motown

    Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 13 Jun 2019 £32 - £37
    Find out more

    Share