Basic Site Details

Name: The Willow Tea Rooms
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1903 work: £5,402.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1217 Sauchiehall StreetYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Eating and drinking establishment  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2114-116, Sauchiehall LaneYes 
Item 2 of 2217, Sauchiehall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61892  Alterations to doorway of shop
Item 2 of 619031904 Recasting, including redesign of façade and creation of all interiors and furnishings
Item 3 of 629 October 1903  Opened
Item 4 of 61906  Further work
Item 5 of 619161917 Interior of the Dug-Out
Item 6 of 619791980Alteration/conversionMajor reconstruction.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 8Henry Edward CliffordArchitect 1892 Alterations to doorway of shop
Item 2 of 8Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectA19031903Recast building to form tea rooms, including redesigning façade and creating all interiors and furnishings
Item 3 of 8Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceA19031903Recast building to form tea rooms, including redesigning façade and creating all interiors and furnishings
Item 4 of 8Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectB1906 Further work
Item 5 of 8Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceB1906 Further work
Item 6 of 8Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitect 19161917Interior of the Dug-Out
Item 7 of 8Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19781980Major reconstruction.
Item 8 of 8Geoffrey George WimpennyArchitectD19791980Major reconstruction - as partner in charge.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Cranston, Miss Catherine 
Item 2 of 2Henderson, JohnClient for 1892 work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Block of buildings, 217-225 Sauchiehall StreetSee separate entry for Willow Tearooms


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8Academy Architecture1906 Part 2 p67 (This may refer to 211 Sauchiehall Street)
Item 2 of 8Billcliffe, Roger1979Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs Guildford & London: Lutterworth Presspp128-38, 158, 190 and 235-8
Item 3 of 8Brown, Alison2008Reassessing Mackintosh's Design for the Willow Tea Rooms94Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Journal, Winter 2008 
Item 4 of 8Brown, Alison2008The Willow Tea Room Doors94Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Journal, Winter 2008 
Item 5 of 8Crawford, Alan1995Charles Rennie Mackintosh London: Thames and Hudsonpp92-114
Item 6 of 8Howarth, Thomas1977Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern MovementSecond EditionLondon: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltdpp136-47
Item 7 of 8Robertson, Pamela and Johnston, J Stewart1996Charles Rennie Mackintoshexhibition catalogueGlasgow: Glasgow Museumspp263-89
Item 8 of 8Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p241

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33173 
Item 2 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book (also for 1906 work)
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/1899