Lena Points #4: Kings Court, St. Enoch

A Hidden Gem in Glasgow, St. Enoch

Lena points here at something quite special in Glasgow. Student Tours Scotland likes to find the cool wee hidden places around Glasgow and show them off. This is Kings Court, which lies off King Street in the St. Enoch area of Glasgow just south of the City Centre.

The St. Enoch Shopping Centre lies nearby and is built on the site of the old St. Enoch Hotel and St. Enoch Train Station. Only the Subway Station remains. The old train station was one of Glasgow's finest and sadly was cut by the ill-advised Beeching Report cuts of the 1960's. 

The old train line still partly runs over Saltmarket and Kings Street and the tunnels under it have been converted into various uses. King Court is one of these. It's a series of small shops with a bar/ restuarant in the middle. There are some really awesome little gems here like Mr. Bens vintage shop and the studio for rehearsing as well as the bar Mono itself.

It's open every day of the week and well worth checking out. After all, why would Lena point at it if it wasn't interesting?