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Princes Square

Princes Square, off Buchanan Street, was originally built in 1842. It used to be surrounded by business chambers, a stable and coach-houses.

In the 20th century, Buchanan Street always had a reputation for up-market shops, so it was not suprising that when the stables were eventually demolished (in 1986/87), the court should be given a splendid roof and the buildings around the square converted with great imagination to galleried, specialist shops.

There are banks of escalators, glass-sided lifts and baroque stairs. Even if you don't intend to shop there (the shops are at the luxury end of the market), the development is worth a look.

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