The People's Palace was opened in 1898 in then one of Glasgow's most overcrowded parts of the city. Intended by Lord Rosebery, who opened it, to be "A palace of pleasure and imagination around which the people may place their affections" it can still be seen enthralling visitors to this day. Now a social history museum, there are many artifacts and prints on display depicting the lives of the people and city of Glasgow from 200 years ago.
The Winter Gardens date back to the Victorian times and stand as an impressive glasshouse at the rear of the grounds. Here the cafe can be enjoyed in amongst a variety of tropic plants which populate this magnificent botanic garden. People have visited the gardens for well over a hundred years and the Winter Gardens still stirs a wealth of interest from those exploring the Clyde Valley area. So for those looking to explore the history of Glasgow or take in the grandeur of the gardens this really is a treat.