Offering so much across the day and into the night, Glasgow is buzzing with things to do against a backdrop of world- class architecture. Whether you want to catch some live local music, weave in and out of the shops or catch a Rangers, or Celtic football match, you won’t have trouble finding somewhere amazing. We’ve created this handy local guide to help you make the most of your stay.
Hotels in Glasgow
Glasgow City Centre (George Square)
Glasgow City Centre South
Glasgow City Centre (Argyle Street)
Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries
Glasgow City Centre (Charing Cross)
Glasgow Pacific Quay (SECC)
Glasgow (Cambuslang/M74, J2A)
Glasgow Stepps (M80, J3)
Glasgow East Kilbride (Nerston Toll)
Glasgow Newton Mearns (M77 J4)
Glasgow East Kilbride (Peel Park)
Glasgow East Kilbride Central
What to do in Glasgow
The Style Mile
More a square than a mile, the area around Buchanan Street and Argyle Street is heaving with high street, high-end and boutique shops. Outside of London, there’s nowhere better to punish the plastic.
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
Weird? Very. Wonderful? Definitely. At Glasgow’s Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, idiosyncratic figures made from scrap metal dance and tell stories that seem to resonate profoundly with the audience.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh tour
Thanks to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow has an architectural signature all of its own. Download one of the CRM Society’s walking tours to see the Glasgow luminary’s legacy for yourself.
Glasgow is a handful of miles from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, so whilst you’re in the area, why not spend some time in nature to balance out all that urban activity?
A play, a pie and a pint
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this midday phenomenon takes place at one of Glasgow’s best known venues, Òran Mór. If you’re staying at one of our Glasgow business hotels, this could be a working lunch to remember.
Dubbed the ‘Guggenheim of Glasgow’, and designed by Zaha Hadid, this incredible building is home to the Glasgow Museum of Transport. Transport has never been so alluring.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Kelvingrove is one of the UK’s most visited museums for good reason. It features a mixture of iconic artworks, ancient artefacts and interactive displays across 22 themed galleries.
Centre for Contemporary Art
The CCA is an important hub of contemporary culture. Expect cutting-edge exhibitions from established and emerging talent alongside film, music and performance.