Things To Do in Glasgow
Buchanan Street has every high street retailer under the sun and is located slap bang in the city centre, just 2 minutes from Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Stations. The street is book-ended by to modern shopping centres - Buchanan Galleries and the St. Enochs Centre.
A quick subway ride to the West End and you'll find yourself in the land of Vintage. Antique, second hand and boutique shops line both Byres and Great Western Road and it is where you'll pick up a bargain. If you are happy spending the day searchign through treasure troves for vintage attire or flipping through vinyls to find a bargain classic, the West End is for you.
Snow Factor is Scotland’s only indoor real snow slope. As well as a fun snow slop for all ages to enjoy, Snow factor also are the home to Scotland’s only Ice Bar. There is also an ice wall and restaurant within the facility.
Glasgow Central Station Tour
This is a unique tour of Glasgow Central Station, which is the busiest railway station in Scotland. Guests will get a tour of tunnels underneath the station and learn about the history.
Prices: £10 per person
Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and Whisky Tour
This tour lasts 1 day and allows guests to visit Stirling castle, Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery.
Prices: Adults £34-£38
Glasgow City Sightseeing Tours
These are double deck open top bus tours which show tourists the best of what Glasgow has to offer.
Prices: Adult £13 Concession/Student £12 Child £7 Family £28
Loch Ness, Glencoe & The Highlands Tour
A very popular one day tour from Glasgow to the highlands to visit Loch Ness and Glencoe to see breath taking scenery in the north of Scotland.
Prices - £40 per person
Bars & Restaurants
Frequented by students and professionals alike, Ashton Lane is home to some of Glasgow’s trendiest bars. This pretty cobbled backstreet in Glasgow’s West End is illuminated by fairy lights and also has a retro cinema showing both new and classic films.
This is a Glasgow institution. A church renovated into a large bar and events venue, it is worth a visit to see its murals painted by renowned local artist and author Alasdair Gray. It is also home of the famous ‘A Play, A Pie and A Pint’, a lunchtime theatre programme that has been running since 2004 and commissions and produces 38 new plays a year. The programme works with some of Scotland’s best writers as well as presenting shows from all over the world and as the name suggest, your ticket also gets you a hot pie and cold pint.
The popular west end bar and restaurant serves both fine dining and posh pub grub and has a particularly extensive wine list.
Just off Buchanan Street, this is one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Scotland that’s menu is loaded with fresh fish and is updated every six weeks. The two AA rosette award-winning restaurant prides itself on serving sustainable produce.
In the city where Chicken Tikka Massala was supposedly invented, there is a plethora of fantastic Indian restaurants, although Mother India stand on its own as a local institution. There are several owned by the business, including a more formal restaurant, a take away and one serving Indian style tapas. Expect to be greeted by a queue out the door, but it is definitely worth the wait.