In one week my hubby and I will be on plane heading to our next vacation to Glasgow and London. I am super excited to hit the skies again and see things I have never seen before and visit with friends and family we have not seen in a while.

vintage travelling

Once again since I am the “VINTAGE” Inn today’s post is all about the vintage travel ads I rounded up for the destinations we are visiting. I hope you enjoy 🙂

First Up Glasgow, Scotland. My husbands parents are from Glasgow and he still has family in the city so that is why we are visiting it first.

I just LOVE this ad!

You can get to Glasgow by Train.

Glasgow vintage advertising

Or see Glasgow by Bus.

Vintage Glasgow travel ad 1930s
Source: Ebay

A Vintage Canadian Pacific ad for travel to Glasgow says you can get to the city by boat.

Canadian Pacific vintage poster to Glasgow

If you read my blog regularly, you know why I shared this ad. SCOTTIE DOGS!!!

London to Glasgow vintage travel ad with scottie dogs
Aren’t they cute???!

Now this photo does not mention Glasgow specifically but it is so darn lovely that I needed to share it with all of you.

Vintage Travel Scotland Poster
The colours are so vibrant in this image. Fantastic.


After Glasgow, we are jetting off to Jolly Old London. England. This has been on my bucket list for a very long time and I seriously cannot wait to get there and see all the wonderful things the city has to offer.

london travel poster for Pan Am
Source: vintage poster blog

So many things to do while in London. Where should I start first?

British Rail Travel Poster London 1950s
Source: DP Vintage Posters
Source: Londontopia

Ohhh this ad from Delta Air Lines is so very pretty. 100% something you would frame and put on your wall.

vintage_london travel poster

As the ad says “Visit Britain”….I’m working on it!

visit britian vintage travel poster
Southern British Railways, 1950s – original vintage poster by Roderick Laing listed on


And that ends our travel poster trip, hope you enjoyed the ride 🙂

Okay friends, please tell me what should I see and do while in Glasgow and London. All suggestions welcome!



12 comments on “Vintage Travel Posters of Glasgow and London”

  1. Hello Liz,
    I haven’t been to Glasgow, but I’ve but have been to Edinburgh several times. So I can’t really help you out on what to see and do. London on the other hand is a place I’m very fond of. Depending on how much time and your budget there are many things to see and do there. One thing I suggest is getting an Oyster Card for travel on the tube. Lots of places are within walking distance from each other….Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben…etc. Most of the museums are FREE of charge. I recommend for you, the Imperial War Museum, British Museum and the Victoria & Albert. Two places you’ll have to pay admission for that I also recommend is the London Transportation Museum and the War Cabinet Rooms (or at least go to the gift shops. You’ll find a lot of cool stuff). Don’t dress like a tourist! Take some interesting period photo at some of your locales!

    • Woot Woot! Thanks for the great tips! I am hoping to hit up some museums so we will see how our time goes. These are all great museum ideas and some might have to be for next trip.

      Oyster Card..CHECK!

      I also plan to go swing dancing, you just can’t skip that when your in London.

      Thanks again!

      Liz 🙂

  2. The one on the ship is my favorite. It gives such good feels. I would love a little black Scottie. I saw one 20 yrs ago at the pound/animal shelter and his nametag said McTavish. He was so cute; it was like he threw his bum to the side and the rest of his body followed.

    • hehehe McTavish, what a wonderful name! Maybe after we visit Scotland I can convince my husband to get that dog..we will see 🙂 Dogs are work though so maybe down the line when I’m less busy….lol!!!

      The ship one is the BEST. I would love to have that on my wall its so fantastic.

      Liz 🙂

  3. *Eeeeppp* That is so fabulously exciting! I’m thrilled to bits for you guys and hope that you have a safe, super fun, completely awesome time on the other side of the pond. You’re hitting two of my dream travel destinations, so I’ll be all the more eager to see and hear about how this vacation went for you.

    Happy travels!
    ♥ Jessica

  4. I’m so jealous too!

    I haven’t actually been to Glasgow. Last time I went to Scotland I skirted the edge of Glasgow on the way to the kintyre region and Campbeltown. That was one of the favourite times of my life, but it is a bit far!

    London…I really enjoyed shopping at Fortnum and Mason (I enjoy anywhere with a footman in tails), going to all the museums but especially the V&A (and in summer they sometimes have late hours – the Egyptian wing of the British museum at night was a bit creepy!), Hampton Court Palace and slightly further afield Windsor/Eton and Oxford are both great cities. I am really more of a country person so I didn’t even go to London on my last UK trip.

    I don’t know what is available close to London but one of the nicest things we did in Surrey was a horse-drawn boat ride along the canal, with tea and scones of course 🙂

    Ok now my memories have made me even more jealous of you! Have an amazing time!

    • Thanks so much for the tips! I really can’t wait and I hope to do as much as possible (including getting in a night of swing dancing). Sounds like you had a marvelous time when you visited London though (and now I kind of want to go to the Egyptian wing at night hehehe).

      Liz 🙂

  5. I love Glasgow, haven’t been for a few years but it is such a vibrant city. I recommend the open top bus tour to get a feel for where everything is and a visit to the House for an Art Lover by Rene Mackintosh. I am from London and love it there so hope you have a super time. I would go to Fashion on the Ration at the Imperial War Museum, the Riviera Fashion exhibition at the Textiles and Fashion Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, Borough Market and take a boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich. Have loads of fun!

    • ohhhh wonderful wonderful museum suggestions! I will make time to see the Fashion on Ration, and the Boat trip my husband would love.

      Thanks for the tips, these are great 🙂


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