History comes to life in city centre

A NEAR-forgotten chapter of Glasgow history provided the inspiration for a bar and restaurant refurbishment in the city’s centre.

Located within the Radisson Blu hotel on Argyle Street, The Grahamston takes its name from the Glasgow village of Grahamston, which was demolished to make way for the construction of Central Station.

The 18th century village features prominently in the design of the space. The interior is described as having an “opulent yet industrial” feel, with a large piece of artwork featuring characters and buildings from Grahamston. The refurbishment cost a claimed £1.2 million.

The hotel’s general manager, Hina Rubbani, said the newly refurbished bar and restaurant “is perfect for anything from a working lunch to an evening cocktail, and provides the ideal place for our guests, locals and visitors to the city to come and discover more about one of Glasgow’s best kept secrets”.