08 Jun Where To Go
Where To Go This Weekend
Our hotel is situated right in the heart of the Glasgow’s vibrant West End meaning there’s plenty to do right on your doorstep. For inspiration on what’s close by and further afield, read on and find out exactly what the city has to offer.
Kelvingrove Park and Museum
Just a short stroll from your door, Kelvingrove Park is a must-see for any Glasgow visitor. Leafy, tree-lined walkways lead you along the river Kelvin with plenty of play areas for little ones on the way. Grab a coffee and enjoy it al fresco or head into the free, super family-friendly museum. Famed for reportedly being back-to-front, the grand architecture is a sight to behold while inside there’s a host of eclectic collections showcasing everything from a World War II plane to Glasgow’s very own social history.
Cathedral and St Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art
The city Cathedral sits proudly on the edge of town and is just as impressive inside as it is out. St Mungo’s Museum is just next door too, along with the Provand’s Lordship, so if you’re feeling like a real culture vulture then the Cathedral precinct has it all. If you’re up for a walk then continue on to the Necropolis, a famous Victorian cemetery where over 50,000 individuals have been buried.
Apparently one of the most expensive places in Britain to rent a commercial space – second only to Oxford Street in London – Buchanan Street is also known as the Style Mile. It boasts high street and high-end names like H&M, Zara, Pretty Green and Michael Kors and for great eats head to Princes Square mall.
The Riverside Museum
The newly refurbished museum has over 3,000 items on display with a focus on transport – think vintage bikes and cars, bullet trains and boats. There’s something for everyone here as you can visit a reconstructed cobbled Glasgow street and its shops, or head out into the elements to the Tall Ship, the only Clydebuilt tall ship in existence floating atop the river and, best of all, free to take a look around!
Part installation space, part office for cutting edge businesses, part city viewpoint, The Lighthouse is a relatively recent addition to Glasgow’s cultural scene and one not to be missed. Free photography and architecture exhibitions are usually on offer and if you head up to the top floor you’ll be treated to a breathtaking vista showing all the city’s best bits.