explore one of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks

trip-advisorWELCOME TO Glasgow Central Tours

On the Glasgow Central Tour you will be given an exclusive, behind the scenes look at Glasgow Central Station. You will walk in subterranean passageways beneath Glasgow’s streets, visit railway vaults that drove Glasgow’s industrial expansion to become ‘The Second City of The British Empire’, hear tales of the famous and infamous who have travelled the tracks and stood on the platforms of Glasgow Central Station.

We think you will love your visit, but don’t just take our word for it!

“Well worth a visit ”

My husband and I did the central station tour on Saturday having originally bought this as a gift for him as he’s interested in architecture and history. However the tour blew us both away! The tour guides passion for the building and its history made his knowledge and stories fascinating with some making you laugh and others bringing a tear to your eye. We can’t wait to return to see what the lower ground station looks like when it’s restored further and we’ll definitely be doing the rooftop tour. Can’t recommend this enough to both Glaswegians/Scots and to tourists, such an interesting experience!

Visited November 2016

Glasgow, United Kingdom

“Tour of The underground complex at Glasgow Central Station”

The whole experience was absolutely fantastic, especially our guide.
He managed in a period of 75mins to cover not only the history of the building of this incredible building but also explained in very detailed manner how the history and development of industrial Scotland from the Highland clearances through the Industrial revolution is intwined in the fabric of the building.
His explanation of the role the underground platforms in returning the dead & wounded from the First World War was particularly moving.
I cannot recommend this tour any higher, if you do nothing else in Glasgow do this.

Frank Woods

Visited October 2016

“Second Tour – We will be back!”

Another amazing tour at Glasgow Central – this is the second one we have attended as we were eager to see the new Victorian platform. Paul is an excellent tour guide, he is captivating,funny and the fact that he has a genuine love and interest in the subject matter shines through – I am not sure another tour guide would do it justice – Paul makes the history come alive! I brought my Gran (77) and my sister (12) along and we all thoroughly enjoyed it – it’s a tour for all the family. Hearing about the plans to expand the tours sounds great and we will definitely be coming back to see more! I would highly recommend – if you haven’t done it yet get booking!

Visited October 2016

Glasgow, United Kingdom


From the Platforms to the subterranean Vaults

Stop and listen. Can you hear them? Can you hear the voices of the past, whispering their tales. Woven into each pillar.

The Central Experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. On your tour, you’ll be given an exclusive, behind the scenes tour where you’ll walk in subteranean passageways, deep beneath the streets of Glasgow.



Glasgow Central  Station 1879

1879 Central Station

The 1879 Central Station. Platform numbers were in reverse order to what they became after the extension. ...


Paul Lyons Interview

Shereen Nanjiani interviews Paul Lyons on BBC Radio Scotland Sunday morning guest panel show. Shereen speaks with Paul Lyons, the man behind the hugely popular behind-the-scenes tours of Glasgow Central Station. Paul tells Shereen how after 18 years working on the railways, he’s found his true calling not just as tour guide, but custodian of the social h...