The Buchanan Galleries are shopping centres in central Glasgow in Scotland. Apart from London, Glasgow is the best place in the United Kingdom for shopping. The offer is impressive with much lower prices than in London, especially to stay and eat, and instead of having to run all over the city, it is quite convenient, as the shopping district is concentrated in four downtown streets. The Buchanan Galleries are up the street from Buchanan Street, and is the largest and most prestigious in Glasgow, with nearly 100 stores. Apart from international brands like Gap or Claire for example, you'll find a curious whiskey shop, which is almost a museum, and has a lot of information about the different types of whiskey, how to take them. You can buy typical silver vessels in which the Scottish national drink is taken. The Buchanan was built by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, ve is the star architect of the city, and has made several other buildings, including the school of fine arts or the tea shop in Buchanan St.