Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow is buzzing with things to do, and all against a stunning backdrop of world-class architecture. The perfect place for a city break, you can catch some live local music, weave in and out of the shops, watch a big Celtic game or plan your trip around a festival. And what’s really great about a city like Glasgow, is that every area is different. Whether you’re after trendy restaurants for brunch, excellent shopping opportunities or just a weekend of parks, picnics and relaxation, there’s an area with your name on it. And wherever you end up staying, there’ll be a Premier Inn Glasgow hotel close by.


With beautiful architecture, fun-filled parks and stadiums that are the stuff of sporting legend, Glasgow has attractions everywhere you look. And if you just want to scream until you’re hoarse at a theme park (or while watching your favourite band), it’s got that covered, too.


With over 1,500 shops to spend in, Glasgow is a shopping paradise. Blow the budget at Merchant City, or watch the pennies at one of the weekend markets. But the star of the retail show has to be the Golden Z, a 2.5 mile-long stretch that takes in Sauchiehall, Buchanan and Argyle Street.


Fancy yourself as an urban adventurer? A trip to Glasgow will be just the ticket. Go exploring on a walking tour, or let two wheels take you to all of the city’s hidden gems. If that’s not adrenaline-fuelled enough, there’s white-water rafting, indoor climbing and rollercoaster-riding to try.

Places to eat

Packed some adventurous taste buds, because the foodie scene in Glasgow is second to none. Forget deep fried Mars bars (unless you really want one!) because the restaurants, cafes and markets here are full of exciting new flavours to try, from new twists on haggis to authentic tastes of India.


From trendy craft beer drinking dens to traditional boozers, pub culture is an important part of Glasgow life. There’s a huge variety of watering holes to sample, but where will you choose to go for a 'wee dram'? And if going out means getting down, you’re in luck - Glasgow is a clubber’s dream!


From free museums and art galleries, to one-of-a-kind exhibitions and events, Glasgow is brimming with cultural offerings. And, with three top-name universities either in or just outside the city centre, plus an amazing art school, the arts scene is always hip and happening.


Music, comedy, theatre, events… you’ll be spoilt for entertainment in this town. Home of the Scottish Opera, the city is a classical music hot spot. And, if your fave form of entertainment is the beautiful game, there are not one but two legendary football teams to cheer on.

Getting around

With all of its streets built on a handy  grid system, there’s no need to feel lost in Scotland’s biggest city. Use our guide for more information on how to get around using public transport. Paying a flying visit? We’ve got all the quickest ways of travelling to and from Glasgow Airport.

Looking for a hotel in Glasgow?

If you want to immerse yourself in a city with incredible history, architecture and culture take a break in Glasgow. With a range of budget hotels in the City Centre on Buchanan Street and Argyle Street plus an array of  hotels near Glasgow University, we have something suitable to stay whatever the occasion.