Places We Love

If you’re short on time or just want to visit the best of the best, here’s a roundup of the places we would recommend to anyone visiting Glasgow.

Entertainment

The Stand Comedy Club
333 Woodlands Road
Glasgow
G3 6NG
0141 212 3389

www.thestand.co.uk

Subway: Kelvinbridge

A great place for laughs. The club has featured some of Scotland’s best comedians and surprise visits from some of comedy’s hottest stars.

Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT)
12 Rose Street
Glasgow
G3 6RB
0141 332 6535

www.glasgowfilm.org

Subway: Cowcaddens

Glasgow loves the cinema. This 1939 beauty was the first purpose-built art house cinema outside of London. It’s a great to place escape on a dark and rainy day.

Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
113-117 Trongate
Glasgow
G1 5HD
0141 553 0840

www.britanniapanopticon.org

Subway: St. Enoch

The world’s oldest surviving music hall was founded in 1857. Stan Laurel of the classic duo Laurel & Hardy made his debut here in 1906.

Museums and Galleries

The Riverside Museum
100 Pointhouse Place
Glasgow
G3 8RS
0141 287 2720

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

Subway: Partick

A comprehensive exploration of Scotland’s contribution to transportation, all under one roof.

The Govan Stones
Old Govan Parish Church
866 Govan Road
Glasgow
G51 3UU
0141 440 2466

www.thegovanstones.org.uk

Subway: Govan

One of the best-kept secrets in Glasgow. These incredible Viking stones from the medieval era show the importance of the City of Glasgow in Scottish history.

The Burrell Collection
Pollock Country Park
2060 Pollockshaws Road
Glasgow
G43 1AT
0141 287 2550

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

Train: Pollockshaws West

How the well-to-do become truly wealthy: donating beautiful treasures for all the people of Glasgow to enjoy.

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Royal Exchange Square
Glasgow
G1 3AH
0141 287 3050

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

Subway: Buchanan Street

A great space in the heart of Glasgow to come together and appreciate working contemporary art. Make sure to grab a photo of the Duke of Wellington and make use of the Public Learning Library in the basement of the building.

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow
G1 3NU
0141 276 5365

www.thelighthouse.co.uk

Subway: Buchanan Street

Architectural views of the city of Glasgow along with history, design and exhibition space.

The Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow
G3 6RQ
0141 353 4500

www.gsa.ac.uk

Subway: Cowcaddens

The magic of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and numerous Turner Prize winners started here.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
1371- 1391 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8AG
0141 353 9500

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

Subway: Kelvin Hall

A little bit of everything for everyone. The free admission and great location make this a terrific place to spend a lot of time exploring.

Glasgow Cathedral
2 Castle Street
G4 0QZ
0141 552 8198

www.glasgowcathedral.org.uk

Subway: Buchanan Street

Small in size, but go explore downstairs to find the Holy Well and hear about the important role that the cathedral played in the formation of the University of Glasgow in 1451.

City Chambers
80 George Square
Glasgow
G2 1DU
0141 287 2000

www.glasgow.gov.uk

Subway: Buchanan Street

More marble than you can shake a stick at. Brilliant free walking tours are offered daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm.

Gardens

Botanic Gardens
730 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0UE
0141 276 1614

www.glasgowbotanicgardens.com

Subway: Hillhead

A stroll through the Botanics and a walk through the glasshouses is a great way to warm your bones on a cold day. In warm weather, it’s a lovely place to spread out on the grass and enjoy an ice cream cone.

People’s Palace & Winter Gardens
1 Glasgow Green
Glasgow
G40 1AT
0141 276 0788

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

A perfect time machine showing life in Glasgow over the decades. Enjoy an inviting and heartwarming glimpse of the past at this “Dear Green Place”.

Shopping

Prince’s Square
48 Buchanan Galleries
Glasgow
G1 3JN
0141 221 0324

www.princessquare.co.uk

Subway: Buchanan Street

A great spot to grab lunch and indulge in retail therapy.  If we die at the Vivienne Westwood shop, it will be with a smile on our face.

Kilts and Unique Men’s Clothing
Slanj Kilts
80 St. Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5UB

0141 248 5632

www.slanjkilts.com

Subway: Buchanan Street

Slanj Originals T-shirts are modern and humourous gifts for the men in your life.

Timorous Beasties
384 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G4 9HT
0141 337 2622

www.timorousbeasties.com

Subway: Kelvinbridge

Our favourite cushions in the world, hands down.

Transportation

Glasgow Airport
Caledonian Way
Paisley
PA3 2SW
0844 481 5555

www.glasgowairport.com

Buchanan Bus Station
Killermont Street
Glasgow
G2 3NP
0141 333 3708

www.spt.co.uk

Subway: Buchanan Street

Buses to other parts of Scotland, the UK and beyond.

First Bus Greater Glasgow
0141 420 7600

www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/glasgow/

Local bus service around greater Glasgow.

Scotrail

0845 755 0033
0330 303 0111

www.scotrail.co.uk

Glasgow Taxis

0141 429 7070

www.glasgowtaxis.co.uk