Things To Do In Glasgow
The home of Billy Connolly, Glasgow has a history of looking life in the eye and refusing to take it seriously!
No other British city has the same feel with so many activities and nights out you just won't find anywhere else.
From globe conquering bands to awesome nightclubs, things to do in Glasgow at night are loud and unapologetic!
While Glasgow is by no means a small city it does have an underground system to get you to all your Glasgow activities with zero hassle.
If you're feeling active and in search of things to do in Glasgow, NextBikes can be picked up at seventy docking stations around the city.
A ZoneCard allows you to hop on and off trains, the subway system, buses and some ferries. You can buy cards online ahead of your journey.
This is a hugely vibrant party city and there is a massive variety of things to do in Glasgow at night. Deacon Blue, Primal Scream, Simple Minds, Mogwai, Glasgow has produced some massive bands and has an excellent music scene. There are also some excellent comedy clubs if funny is your thing. Foodies can have a field day, every taste and cuisine is catered for from top quality street food to Michelin starred restaurants.
To Do List
- Brewery Tour - If there's one thing Glasgow knows how to do, it's food. To support this it has a great brewing history you can learn about.
- Glasgow Science Centre - No, not boring science, this is cool hands-on science with a cinema, planetarium, galleries, cafes and more.
- Whisky Tasting - One of Scotland's finest distilleries sits just outside the city, it has its own ghost and, more importantly, you get to taste the stuff!
- Gallery of Modern Art - Head to the GoMA and you can get all deeply intellectual, lightly philosophical or just wander and enjoy.
- Pollok Country Park - Grab life by the Polloks and head to Pollokshawe where the green open spaces reveal some fascinating works of art.
- Shop - While all the big brands and designer names can be found, Glasgow has some superb independent and designer stores to enjoy.
- Glasgow Green - A huge park in the centre of the city with some sports facilities, cafes and a gallery which houses Billy Connolly's banana boots.
- Watersports - Glasgow has a watersports centre where you can go upstream without paddles, from hotdogging to whitewater rafting.
- Barras Art and Design - Packed with local artisans, designers, artists, you can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail. Cheers!
- Highland Games - Where men are men and haggis are nervous. Battle it out in one of Scotland's oldest and most famous sporting events.
- Chicken tikka masala was invented in Glasgow (allegedly).
- Victoria Park has fossilised trees that are twice as old as dinosaurs.
- The first ever international football match was held in Glasgow. Scotland vs England ended in a 0-0 draw.
City Centre - Naturally it's where the party's at. The best bars, clubs, shops and restaurants. George Square is the hottest ticket on NYE.
West End - Home to the hipster crowd, art galleries, funky cafes, bars and live venues, The West End is the thinking man's Glasgow hang out.
East End - While not as glamorous as it's polar opposite, it is where you'll find Glasgow Green and Barrowlands and some neat independent breweries.
Shawlands - Close to the River Clyde, you'll find good food, Queen's Park and the vibrant Skirving Street, a must for foodies.
Scotstoun - A riverside neighbourhood within walking distance of many of the larger museums, galleries and attractions.