Things to do in Glasgow

As versatile as it is iconic, Glasgow has always offered something for everyone. This is a city that boasts fine dining, tranquil parks, superb live music venues, famous cultural landmarks and world-class sporting venues. Whether you're looking for soul, supper, soccer, serenity or sightseeing, you can find it with relative ease.

Music GigIf you're looking for fun on a Friday night, you will find yourself spoilt for choice in the city centre. Here you'll be able to choose from traditional Glasgow pubs with all the trimmings, chintzy restaurants offering romantic candle-lit corners, cool bars aiming to tempt you with exotic cocktails and stylish casinos to entice the casual gambler.

The truth of the matter is that you could go out for twenty evenings on the trot and find something different every time. Comedy nights, movie nights, date nights, theatre nights and all other nights are a way of life in Scotland's busiest city, so be sure to wrap yourself up in a social whirl whenever you get the chance.

As close to the excitement as you want to be

Wherever you happen to make your base in Glasgow, you can be sure the action won't be far away. For example, those who are living in Gorbals will be within easy reach of the rightly celebrated Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for daytime culture and some eclectic bars and clubs for when the evening comes around.

Kelvingrove Art GalleryAs well as the Kelvingrove, the city is home to a superb array of cultural landmarks. The Burrell Collection, located in Pollok Country Park, is a must-visit, while the People's Palace and the Science Centre are rightly regarded as both important and fascinating. If you seek something a little stranger but no less intriguing, spend an hour at the Glasgow Necropolis, a huge Victorian cemetery on a very grand scale.

If you're currently looking for flats to rent in Glasgow but you're not sure which area is the right one for you, it's a good idea to think about what type of neighbourhood you'd prefer. If you like to be close to the centre of the action in the city, you'll be delighted to know there are a great many properties to be found in the iconic centre of the metropolis.

It's all about the music or the tranquillity... it's up to you

MusiciansThere are a number of exciting clubs in and around the city centre, each of them bringing an exciting but friendly vibe. Many of them serve as a magnet for the university crowd, looking to let their hair down after some hard studying. There are also plenty of live music venues for those who prefer to see bands rather than DJs. One thing's for sure - if you love music, you'll adore Glasgow.

Needless to say, there will be many people who'd rather stay away from the excitement, and that's why so many of the city's more peaceful neighbourhoods have always proved to be popular. If you prefer a little peace and quiet, you'll be pleased to know that not all the things to do in Glasgow include music and mayhem!

This is a city that prides itself on offering plenty of fresh, clean air for the people to savour. It's easy to get away from the hustle and bustle even when you find yourself in the centre of Glasgow, so you're never too far away from the serenity. In the centre of town you'll find Kelvingrove Park and Alexandra Park. You will also be able to escape to any one of a number of country parks that ring the city, including Pollok, Cathkin Braes and, to the north, Mugdock.


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