2 days in Glasgow

A cultural hub that’s distinctive and full of character, famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture and full of world-class museums and galleries. And of course, Glasgow knows how to do nightlife.

2019 June 19

Five favourites in Glasgow:


  1. Head to the West End and visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.


For art in Glasgow, don’t miss out on the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. With over 8,000 objects covering art, archaeology and natural history set in a grand Victorian sandstone building, it’s a top visitor attraction in Glasgow’s West End. Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow is free to get in and very popular on a warm summer’s day.

For a whole range of places to eat in Glasgow, head over to Byres Road, a bustling street with all kinds of bars and restaurants. It’s also a great place to shop in Glasgow, with many independently owned shops.

And of course, for nightlife in Glasgow, the West End is always worth a visit!  


  1. Glasgow has UNESCO City of Music Status, so why not catch a gig or concert at one of the music venues in Glasgow.


Don’t miss out on Glasgow’s music scene! Catch a concert in Glasgow at one of the many venues: SSE Hydro (for the big names), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (for the classical), King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (for the up, the coming, and the indie)... and these are just a couple of great spots for live music in the Scottish city! You’ll also find some top festivals in parks in Glasgow.


  1. Go to the city centre and soak up some culture at the Gallery of Modern Art. While there, take in the views of the skyline at The Lighthouse.


The Gallery of Modern Art is housed in a stunning neoclassical building in Royal Exchange Square and worth a visit during your trip in Glasgow.

Looking to find some great views of Glasgow’s skyline? Head to The Lighthouse’s viewing platform, Scotland’s national centre for design and architecture. All designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of Scotland’s most influential creative figures. For more of Mackintosh in Glasgow, head south of the river Clyde and explore the works of one of the city’s favourites at House for an Art Lover. Or why not enjoy the ultimate Charles Rennie Mackintosh experience by dining at the Willow in the original Willow Tea Rooms? You’ll find the famous tea rooms building at 217 Sauchiehall Street with a Visitor Centre next door. Opened in 1903, they are of huge importance to the architectural and cultural heritage of Glasgow and the only surviving Tea Rooms that Mackintosh designed for local entrepreneur and patron Kate Cranston.


  1. Glasgow by night – whether you head over to Ashton Lane, explore the Finneston area, or go to the heart of the action in the Merchant area, you’re bound to find something to suit your tastes!


The nightlife in Glasgow is notorious (in a good way, of course) - there’s plenty to choose from with a famous live music scene, theatres (think Theatre Royal Glasgow, Kings Theatre or ……) and plenty of bars and clubs that may well make exploring Glasgow by night one of the highlights of your trip. Not sure which theatres


  1. Learn about the story of Glasgow’s people at the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens.


Set in historic Glasgow Green, the People’s Palace is home to a collection of objects, photos, prints and film which show a unique view of the lives of Glaswegians over the years, so make sure you pop in for a visit for some history of Glasgow.


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