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A view from the first floor balcony of the tea rooms, showing Mackintosh chairs arranged around a wooden floor. Long pendant ceiling lights hang down through the balcony space.
Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

Mackintosh at the Willow

About this place

The original Willow Tea Rooms Building

  • Relax and unwind in one of the most beautiful interiors in Glasgow.
  • Treat yourself to a delicious hot drink and cake, or go all out on a spectacular afternoon tea.
  • Browse the gift shop to pick up unique Mackintosh-related souvenirs.
  • Explore the family-friendly interactive exhibition that tells the stories of the people who have shaped this incredible building since 1903.

The original Willow Tea Rooms Building can be found at the heart of Glasgow city centre. As you step through the remarkable entrance, you are met with a variety of beautiful spaces, each with their own character and unique design, including the famous Salon de Luxe. The tea rooms were first opened by Miss Cranston in 1903 and were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in collaboration with his wife, Margaret Macdonald.

This commission resulted in one of the most spectacular heritage attractions in the city, now known as Mackintosh at the Willow, with jewel-like interior designs and a frontage that pay testament to the unique vision of Mackintosh and Macdonald.

The thoughtful restoration by The Willow Tea Rooms Trust, with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and many others, gifted back to the nation an exceptional example of architectural heritage. We began to care for Mackintosh at the Willow in January 2024, thanks to support from our members and donors as well as a generous package from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to enable the transfer.

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Today's Opening Hours

Main tea rooms
Salon de Luxe
Rooftop terrace
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £5.20 / month

Accreditations and awards

  • A navy oval badge from the Scottish Tourist Board, showing 4 stars for a Visitor Attraction. There is an illustrated green and purple thistle at the top of the badge.

Look out for

As you enter the tea rooms, look out for the willow frieze on your left and glass panels with an abstract willow design on your right.

School visits

We welcome school visits. For more information please visit our learning pages.

School visits