Proudly located on the River Clyde, Glasgow has already been transformed from a commercial city to the country’s cultural hub with its exceptional galleries and museums, festivals, and concert venues.
Without making you wait longer, listed here are the things to do in Glasgow you will never resist to do.
Don’t Miss Your Shopping Spree
Being the largest retail hub in the United Kingdom outside Greater London, by far the most exciting things to do in Glasgow is a shopping spree.
The main shopping block – Buchanan Street – runs between a couple of large shopping zones and is the place to find many of the main high-street and designer outlets. Having said that, if you want a one of a kind shopping experience, check out Glasgow’s west end and potter around the several thrift, vintage and charity shops. Local favourites types include Handbags and Gladrags, Retro, Vintage Guru, and Starry Starry Night.
Enjoy Some Artwork
Glasgow offers some of the country’s greatest creative heritage. Enjoy Salvador Dali’s art in Kelvingrove Memorial, or pay a visit to an exhibition in the Gallery of Modern Art, a stunning Neoclassical house in Glasgow’s city center. Glasgow is actually dotted with signs of its most well-known creative resident – Charles Rennie Macintosh. Although the Glasgow School of Artwork is still being refurbished after a disastrous fire a couple of years ago, his some other complexes are open to tourists and among the best-looking spots to stop by in Glasgow, from the Lighthouse to the Willow Tea Rooms, a one of a kind tower that from the top has incomparable sights of the town centre.
Visit A Play, A Pie and A Pint
This is actually a Glasgow’s most renowned institution. A Play, a Pie and a Pint is a lunch break theatre programme that starts from Monday to Saturday in the Òran Mór, a remodelled chapel that is now a thriving events venue and bar. It’s been working since 2005 and produces 37 new plays yearly. The programme has a few Scotland’s best authors as well as it presents events from all over the world.
Enjoy A Drink on Ashton Street
This beautiful stoned backstreet in Glasgow’s west side has some of the top bars. This street is lit up by fairy lamps, and it is always busy with college students and locals making the most of a fancy cocktail and quiet pint. Visit the Lane Vinyl Bar, near the Grosvenor Bistro and Cinema for all your nighttime needs, whether they are beverages, records, watching a movie or simply observing the world go by. You can find some flats to rent in Glasgow and also near Ashton Lane so you can have daily visits to the pubs nearby.
Check Out A Gig
If you aren’t sure what to do in Glasgow at night, visiting a gig is a must; Glaswegian people are popular as being the finest in the world. Find one of your favourite artists in the recently built SSE Hydro that can hold up to 12,000 people, or the renowned Barrowlands Ballroom.