Glasgow | What's on | Shopping


You know a city is going to be a great place to shop at Christmas when it has its own ‘Style Mile’ dedicated to retail therapy. Known as the second largest retail centre in the UK after London, it’s a shopper’s paradise to say the least. From designer to High Street, vintage to one of a kind market finds, there is something for everyone on your gift list.


Housing over 100 shops, Silverburn shopping centre has all your favourites under one roof. Alongside Debenhams, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer, high street favourites Zara, H&M, New Look and Next are on hand to keep you updated on the latest fashion trends. When you’re shopped out or just simply need to refuel before another spree, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. Look out for regular events at the centre too, where past ones have included make up masterclasses.

Buchanan Street and Buchanan Galleries

Often compared to London’s Oxford Street, this buzzing street is awash with dazzling shops for fashion lovers. Named after a wealthy tobacco lord, Andrew Buchanan, it’s now completely pedestrianised and runs through the centre of the Scotland’s largest shopping district.
At the end of the street are the Buchanan Galleries - four floors of the classic High Street brands, plus small independents and a pretty huge John Lewis.

Merchant City, Glasgow

Merchant City

A true representation of Glasgow’s history, Merchant City sees old 18th century warehouses, once owned by tobacco lords, transformed into some of the city’s coolest shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Luxury awaits as this is undoubtedly the place you could pick up that designer handbag you’ve been dreaming of. Versace, Armani and Ralph Lauren, the list goes on. Need to pick up a unique, one-off gift? You’ll find something different at the Merchant Square’s weekend crafts fair - there’s over 70 stalls to browse!

Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Argyle Street

Not content with just back to back shops, you’ll also find the modern St Enoch’s Centre mall and the sparkling delights of the Argyll Arcade - one of Europe’s oldest indoor shopping centres, specialising in jewels and gems. Fashionista favourites include River Island and Topshop, bargain hotspot Primark as well as Scotland’s biggest TK Maxx. After you’ve shopped ‘till you’ve dropped, our Argyle Street hotel is waiting for you to kick back and relax in a warm, cosy bed before you hit the shops all over again.

Looking for a hotel in Glasgow?

Immerse yourself in Glasgow’s incredible history, architecture and culture with a weekend break in Glasgow. With a range of budget hotels in Glasgow City Centre on Buchanan Street and Argyle Street plus hotels near Glasgow University, we have something suitable whatever the occasion.