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Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and it also happens to be the most lively and fun too! There are many things to do in Glasgow at night or after work. Perched on the famous River Clyde, Glasgow boasts beautiful architecture and a thriving nightlife. The cities slogan is ‘People Make Glasgow’ which reflects how friendly and warm the Glaswegian people can be.
Klevingrove Art Gallery & Museum is a must-see in Glasgow if you have a weekend. It’s a world-renowned Art Gallery and Museum set inside a beautifully grand building that is an attraction in it’s own right. Best of all the Art Gallery is free for everyone to enjoy.
How to Get to Glasgow
Glasgow Airport is the closest International Airport. Glasgow Central Station is connected to train stations all across the UK.
There’s no need to rent a car if you don’t need to leave the city. The Subway is the most efficient way to travel within the city. It connects all the major stops in the city in a simple loop so it is really easy to use!
Where to Eat in Glasgow
Paesano // This place specialises in pizza, its the only thing on the menu but it’s the best pizza you will taste outside of Italy.
Cafe Andaluz // For authentic and truly tasty Spanish Tapas you have to go to Cafe Andaluz it’s my favourite place to eat in Glasgow!
Brel // This is a cosy little bistro tucked away at the end of the trendy Ashton Lane area. Enjoy the outdoor beer garden with fire pit in the summer months or get cosy indoors with warm cheesy fondue in the chilly months.
The Anchor Line // Situated in one of the most iconic spots in Glasgow; George Square, The Anchor Line serves up mouth-watering seafood and sophisticated cocktails. It’s the perfect place for a drink and a bite to eat at the end pf a long day.
Blue Lagoon // Had to sneak this on as there is nothing more Glaswegian than a good takeaway chippy! Blue Lagoon have several shops in Glasgow and they make amazing fish and chips, you won’t be disappointed.
What to Do in Glasgow
Glasgow Science Centre // Just as fun as it is fascinating. The science centre is a great way to spend a rainy day or evening in Glasgow as it has so much to see and many of the exhibits are interactive.
The Botanic Gardens // There’s no better way to spend a sunny day than by taking a picnic to the Botanical Gardens in the picturesque West End of Glasgow. The glass houses are large and grand and filled with so many exotic rainforest-like plants and flowers, you’ll forget your in rainy Glasgow.
Hunterian Museum // My favourite museum in Glasgow! The Hunterian Museum is unique and a little bit gross but really interesting. The museum is filled with glass jars and test tubes of alien-like body parts and specimens from centuries gone-by. It’s an educational insight into medicine and surgery from different era’s though maybe not for people with a weak stomach!
The Necropolis // If you want to get a little spooky then take a wander through the Necropolis that looks out over Glasgow. It’s one of the largest and most famous ‘graveyards’ in Europe and has featured in many films and TV series’.
Visit The West End // Many Glaswegians will say The West End is there favourite part of Glasgow and it’s because it’s just so pretty and quaint. There are many cobbled alleyways in which you will find cute coffee shops, bars and boutique clothing stores.
Shop on Buchanan Street // Should till you drop, this is the most popular shopping strip in Glasgow. It has everything you need and all the big hughstreet and designer brands your heart could desire.
Also check out:
- Freiburg, Germany After 5:00 pm
- Glasgow, Scotland After 5:00 pm
- Dublin, Ireland After 5:00 pm
- Paris, France After 5:00 pm
- Madrid After Five: Spain’s Capital City
- Barcelona After Five: Exploring Architecture and Tapas