Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Glasgow

Glasgow is the 21st-century magnet of Great Britain, with an energetic, yet sophisticated vibe. Formerly Britain's major centre of industrial prowess, it has been rapidly transforming into a booming hub for art and culture in the past decades and prides itself on a never-ending stream of up-and-coming musicians and a thriving nightlife. Glasgow is also home to many excellent modern Scottish restaurants dedicated to preserving their Scottish heritage, and some of the best shopping in the country.

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West Highland Line (Train to Mallaig)

This train journey, starting from Glasgow, carries you through the breathtaking western wilderness of Scotland you probably would't get a chance to see if it weren't for these train tracks. Admire the highlands, lakes, national parks and some of the smallest stations in the network, and keep your eyes peeled for the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which you will recognise from some of the Harry Potter movies.
Adresse: North Hanover Street, Glasgow

A82 Road (Glasgow to Inverness)

This 167 mile (269km) long scenic road stretches from Glasgow to Inverness via Fort William. Mountains rising right and left of the road and numerous twists and turns await along the way, as well as the shores of the famous Loch Ness and Loch Lomond. Besides the stunning natural surroundings, there are plenty of attractions for stop overs, which include castles and climbing opportunities. Mind, however, that the road is regarded as one of the most dangerous routes in Scotland.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

The Gardens with the beautiful Kibble Palace are located in Glasgow’s West End and, after spending a day walking around the lively city, it is bliss to give rest to your senses here. Concerts, exhibitions, talks, guided tours and children’s activities run throughout the seasons.
Adresse: 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 276 1614
Åpningstider: Grounds: 7:00-dusk (all year) / Glasshouses: 10:00-18:00 10:00-16:15 (winter) / Tearooms: 10:00-18:00 10:00-16:00 (winter)
Transport: Hillhead (closest underground station)
Billetter: Free entry

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Visit one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. There is plenty to see at the state-of-the-art galleries displaying some 8,000 amazing objects. Kelvingrove is also a great place for children: in fact, the museum provides lots of interactive shows that will appeal the younger viewers.
Adresse: Argyle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 276 9599
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (Monday to Saturday) 11:00-17:00 (Sunday)
Billetter: Free entry

Glasgow City Chambers

The majestic building of the City Chambers, inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1888, is located in George Square, in the heart of the city. It has housed the Glasgow City Council since 1996 and is considered one of the city's most important and prestigious buildings. The place opens for public viewing and the amazing marble decor elements definitely worth a visit, so you would probably like to take a tour: they take place twice per day at 10:30 and 14:30 (Monday to Friday). You can purchase tickets at the City Chambers reception 30 minutes before the beginning of the tour.
Adresse: George Square, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 287 2000
Åpningstider: 9:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday) / Guided tours at 10:30 and 14:30

Auchentoshan Distillery

Scotland is the home of whisky. Auchentoshan Distillery is the closest to the city, offering daily tours where one gets unique insight into the stages of whisky-making, from malting to distillation and maturation.
Adresse: Great Western Road, Clydebank
Telefon: +44 138 987 8561
Åpningstider: Daily 10:00-17:00

House for an Art Lover

Designed inside and out by the internationally acclaimed Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the House for an Art Lover is open to the public, and is a popular venue of choice for grand celebrations and weddings. The House contains an elegant café and gallery.
Adresse: 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 353 4770
Transport: Ibrox (closest underground station)

Celtic Park

The Celtic Football Club was founded in Glasgow in the late 1880’s by two Irish priests, with the purpose of raising money in the poor East End of the city. Since then, the club has rapidly become one of the most successful in Scotland and its trophy room can boast 48 Scottish League Championships, 37 National Cups and even a European Cup. Celtic fans create a great atmosphere at every home game, which you will love to come and feel in person.
Adresse: Celtic Park, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 871 226 1888
Transport: From the city centre: bus n. 61/62/64/240/255 (stop at the Parkhead Forge Shopping Centre)

Glasgow Cathedral

The beautiful Glasgow Cathedral is one of the few Scottish medieval churches to have survived the 1560 Reformation without suffering any significant damage. The cathedral's origins date back to as early as 550 AD, when the tiny - at the time - wood church was central to a forming religious community.
Adresse: Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 8198
Transport: Glasgow High Street (nearest train station)

Cycling in Glasgow

Take a guided tour by bike and enjoy some of Glasgow’s main cultural sites along the way. Itineraries vary, and may run as far as Edinburgh for those confident enough in their cycling stamina. Guided tours can be arranged for small groups and individuals. Glasgow Bike Tours The Parlour, 28 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow +44 141 374 2342 / +44 788 426 8086
Adresse: The Parlour, 28 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 778 668 3445
Transport: Hillhead (closest underground stop)

University of Glasgow

The campus is open to the public and visitors are encouraged to stroll through and marvel at the imposing, medieval-looking University building as well as explore the premises. Wedding celebrations are frequently held at the local chapel and guided tours are offered to those interested. You will find a Welcome Point, for visitors information, in the McIntyre Building, right beside the University's main gate. Visit the University of Glasgow: [email protected] (open days) [email protected] (campus tours)
Adresse: University Avenue, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 330 4575

The Necropolis

With an eerie cinematographic quality to it, the Glasgow Necropolis is where many prominent figures of the time found eternal rest during the 19th century industrial boom. Today, the Necropolis is the place to go for contemplative walks and capturing some of the best views over the city.
Adresse: Cathedral Square, Glasgow
Åpningstider: Daily 7:00-16:30

Pollok Country Park

This is the largest and only country park in Glasgow and is a lovely place to have a picnic, take a walk and unwind. Nature trails are in abundance here, many of which fit for cycling, and it is also here that you will find the impressive Pollok House as well as the renowned Burrell Collection. Pollok House +44 141 616 6410 The Burrell Collection +44 141 287 2550
Adresse: 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is a popular visitor attraction located on the south bank of the River Clyde. The centre introduces science and technology to both children and adults in a unique and inspiring way. There is also an IMAX cinema here with Scotland's biggest screen that shows 2D and 3D films.
Adresse: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 420 5000
Transport: Cessnock (closest underground station)

King's Theatre

King's Theatre offers some amazing shows that make for a fantastic day or evening out. On the program one will find everything, from dance performances, to musicals, to comedy shows. Check out the website to see what's on the calendar and to purchase your tickets.
Adresse: 297 Bath Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 844 871 7648

Hunterian Museum

This rather peculiar museum consists almost exclusively of items donated by collector - and Glasgow University student - William Hunter. These range from rather normal geological artefacts to deformed animal skeletons, scientific curiosities, human organs preserved in jars, and even a mummy.
Adresse: The Hunterian, Glasgow University, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 330 4221
Transport: Hillhead (closest underground station)

St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

The museum tackles a rather complex task of exploring the global religious faiths and taking a closer look at what it is that makes them different from one another: their perceptions of life and death, as well as brief histories, are presented in an artistic way.
Adresse: Castle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 276 1625
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Saturday) 11:00-17:00 (Sunday)
Billetter: Free entry

Tennents Wellpark Brewery

One of Scotland's favourite breweries now offers tours conducted by knowledgeable guides, who provide visitors with an insight of the over 450-year old brewing tradition of Wellpark Brewery. Beer tasting is included in the tour price and bookings should be made in advance. Tennents Wellpark Tours +44 141 202 7145 [email protected]
Adresse: 161 Duke Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 553 0010
Åpningstider: 9:00-18:00 (Monday to Saturday) 10:00-18:00 (Sunday)

The Lighthouse

Mackintosh's first creation, the Lighthouse building today contains Scotland’s Centre for Architecture & Design, as well as the Mackintosh Interpretation Centre (with an overview of the life and work of the celebrated architect). Go up to the very top for drinks with a view.
Adresse: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 276 5365
Åpningstider: 10:30-17:00 (Monday to Saturday) 12:00-17:00 (Sunday)

The Tenement House

Visit the Tenement House and learn all about what everyday life was like in the early years of the 20th century. The house belonged to Miss Agnes Toward, whose personal belongings are still contained in the building, where gas lighting was installed to portray the original atmosphere of the home.
Adresse: 145 Buccleuch Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 333 0183

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

A unique attraction, the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre contains elaborate mechanic figures constructed by artist Eduard Bersudsky. The figures "perform" captivating shows engaging with rather existential topics, which both children and adults will find fascinating.
Adresse: 103 Trongate, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 7080

Glasgow Tigers Speedway

For motor sport fans, the Glasgow Tigers Speedway is a must with weekly competitions, excellent viewing points (including from the in-house bar) and even a children's "Growlers Club" where the young ones get to meet the Tiger's mascot. The Peugeot Ashfield Stadium 404 Hawthorn Street, Glasgow Administration Office 230 Balmore Road, Glasgow
Adresse: 404 Hawthorn Street, Springburn, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 808 256 5369
Transport: Bus 75 (Castlemilk/Milton) or 90 (Patrick/Braehead)

Glasgow West End

The West End area contains some of the best cafes, bars and stores in town (check Woodlands Road for eateries). It is home to the stunning Botanic Gardens, the University campus and Kelvingrove Museum & Park. Make sure to include Byers Road, Great Western Road and Ashton Lane into your itinerary.
Adresse: Byres Road, Glasgow

Ibrox Stadium

In the 1870s, four young fellows met to talk about their dream to have their own football club. Rangers Football Club was founded soon after and is, nowadays, the most successful Scottish football team and eternal rival of Celtic Football Club.
Adresse: Ibrox Stadium, 150 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 871 702 1972

Glasgow Central Tours

One of Glasgow's most exhilarating guided tours is one that takes you on an adventure through the hidden, underground part of the iconic central train station building. Explore the tunnels, winding stairwells, abandoned stations and railway lines all hidden beneath the busy transport hub.
Adresse: Glasgow Central, Gordon Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 077 346 47381

The Riverside Museum

Winner of the European Museum of the Year award (2013), the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel contains some rare example of vintage vehicles, ranging from old-model trams to cars and even chariots. The exhibits are guaranteed to appeal to various age groups.
Adresse: Pointhouse Place, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 287 2720
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (Monday to Saturday) 11:00-17:00 (Friday, Sunday)
Transport: Partick (closest underground station)
Billetter: Free entry

Museum of Piping

Learn everything about the history and significance of the Highland Bagpipe, the quintessential Scottish musical instrument, and possibly get a chance to have a go at playing a tune yourself on one of the guided tours offered at the National Piping Center.
Adresse: The National Piping Centre, 30-34 McPhater Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 353 0220
Transport: Cowcaddens (closest underground station)

The Wee Food Tour

There is no better way to familiarise oneself with local ways than explore the area's culinary delights guided by a knowledgeable city dweller. Let yourself be taken to the best, out-of-the-way spots for haggis, deep-fried pizza, "cullen skink" (a Scottish haddock, onions and potatoes soup) and other edible delights on the popular Wee Food Tour.
Adresse: 272 Bath Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 345 3663

Scotland Street School Museum

Yet another successful project of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the building used to serve as an actual school until very recently, but has now been turned into an interactive museum with classrooms recreating a school environment of various periods: Victorian era, WWII and the 1950s-60s.
Adresse: Scotland Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 287 0500
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (Monday to Saturday) 11:00-17:00 (Sunday)
Billetter: Free entry

Provand's Lordship

Glasgow's oldest surviving building, Provand's Lordship, dates back to the 15th century and is located right next to Glasgow Cathedral, where it preserves a very authentic feel down to the furnishing. Entry is free of charge and explanation boards are there to guide visitors through the house.
Adresse: Castle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 276 1625
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (Tuesday to Saturday) 11:00-17:00 (Friday, Sunday)
Billetter: Free entry

The Tall Ship at Riverside

Formerly an operating cargo ship, SV Glenlee has now been turned into one of Glasgow's major attractions. Guests are welcome to explore every corner of the vessel, from captain's cabin to the engine room. Also, there is a special play area for the young visitors and audio guide are available.
Adresse: 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 357 3699
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (1st February-29th October) 10:00-16:00 (30th October-31th January)
Transport: Patrick (closest underground station)

Buchanan Street

One of Glasgow's main arteries is a lively, pedestrian-friendly street with an abundance of shopping locales, eateries, street performers, and some prime examples of fine Scottish architecture. A shopping hot-spot by day, it's also home to some very popular bars and remains busy until late.
Adresse: Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Scottish Football Museum

If you are a football fan, then head over to this museum and learn more about the history of Scottish football. The museum is located at Hampden Park and includes a great football collection, 2,500 objects on display to be exact. This is a great pastime pick for the whole family.
Adresse: Hampden Park, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 616 6139
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (Monday to Saturday) 11:00-17:00 (Sunday)
Transport: Mount Florida Station / King’s Park Station (closest train stations)

Ox and Finch

Despite being a rather new addition to the Glasgow dining scene (the restaurant has only been around for a couple of years), Ox and Finch quickly made its way to the top. Dishes served are nearly tapas-sized, which allows guests to pack a variety of flavors into one meal.
Adresse: 920 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 339 8627

Number 16

Undeniably among the best in Glasgow, Number 16 is a small gourmet restaurant serving artisan dishes of international - European - cuisine. Booking is essential, as the restaurant enjoys great popularity, even at lunch hours.
Adresse: 16 Byres Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 339 2544
Åpningstider: 12:00-14:30 17:30-21:00 (Monday to Saturday) 13:00-14:30 17:30-20:30 (Sunday)

Tiffney's Steakhouse

Tiffney's is a steakhouse on the pricey side, but the prime cuts of grass-fed beef cooked to perfection are certainly worth the investment. Fish is an alternative choice of main. The restaurant even boasts its own brew lager and a choice of wines and other spirits, if beer isn't exactly your thing.
Adresse: 61 Otago Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 328 9557
Åpningstider: 16:00-21:30 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) 16:00-22:00 (Friday, Saturday) 16:00-21:00 (Sunday)

Bibi's Cantina

Bibi's is a casual Mexican eatery that opened its doors in October 2007. The menu features some of the beloved-by-all Mexican food favourites. If you order fajitas, the tortillas, guacamole, grated cheese and salsa will be replenished free of charge.
Adresse: 599 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 579 0179

The Ubiquitous Chip

The Ubiquitous Chip holds somewhat of a legendary status in Glasgow. It's been around for several decades now, and houses more than just one restaurant, serving excellent modern Scottish cuisine: there are several bars each with its own individual character located on its premises.
Adresse: 12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 334 5007


This restaurant offers a global menu with house specials like "Stravaigin’s own Haggis, neeps, Maris Piper mash, whisky sauce". The menu also incorporates surprising culinary influences such as Indonesian and Indian.
Adresse: 28 Gibson Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 334 2665
Åpningstider: 11.00-1:00

Two Fat Ladies at the Buttery

One of the most well-known restaurants in Scotland with a relaxed, old-style feeling offering European and British cuisine as well as Scottish seafood. Here you can indulge in top-quality cooking and tasty desserts like warm chocolate pot and buttery "crème brûlée".
Adresse: 652-654 Argyle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 221 8188


This is one of the finest seafood restaurants in Glasgow, serving the finest seafood Scotland has to offer and a wide range of exceptional wines in a relaxing environment.
Adresse: 225a West George Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 572 0899
Åpningstider: 12:00-14:15 17:00-21:30 (Monday to Saturday) 17:00-21:00 (Sunday)


The Bothy is a cosy restaurant tucked away in a West End backyard with a couple of vintage fashion stores, a design boutique and a trendy hair salon. Try the pan-fried mackerel with herb sauce and rosemary potatoes.
Adresse: 11 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 845 166 6032
Åpningstider: 12:00-24:00 (Monday to Friday) 10:00-24:00 (Saturday, Sunday)

Cail Bruich

Cail Bruich is yet another contender for the title of Glasgow's best: the Scottish restaurant excels at providing a flawless dining experience from the moment you step through the door until the last bite. Go for the Tasting Menu with a chef-picked selection of dishes to share for the table.
Adresse: 725 Great Western Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 334 6265
Åpningstider: 12:00-14:00 (Wednesday to Saturday) 18:00-21:00 (Monday to Saturday) 13:00-19:00 (Sunday)

Café Gandolfi

One of the first modern Scottish restaurants in Glasgow that has been in business since 1979, and is still going strong. Celtic proverbs and a cosy all-wood interior adorn the space.
Adresse: 64 Albion Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 6813


In the heart of it all and a stone's throw away from some of Glasgow's finest entertainment venues is Nanakusa, an award-winning Japanese restaurant serving some of the best Japanese cuisine in town. The restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients.
Adresse: 441 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 332 6303
Åpningstider: 12:00-14:30 17:00-23:00 (Monday to Thursday) 12:00-24:00 (Friday, Saturday) 17:00-23:00 (Sunday)


Opium specialises in oriental fusion cuisine with a menu inspired by Chinese, Malaysian, Singaporean and Thai flavors. This is a restaurant where you can feast on a mix of traditional dishes like Thai red snapper, aromatic duck with pancakes and Malay spicy tiger prawns.
Adresse: 191 Hope Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 332 6668

Mother India

An Indian restaurant with a near-legendary status, Mother India serves Indian cuisine with a Scottish twist and places emphasis on healthy cooking. The establishment has spawned several daughter eateries, but itself remains a major draw for local connoisseurs and even visiting celebrities.
Adresse: 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 221 1663

Mussel Inn

The name is a bit of a giveaway: this is a mussel and seafood restaurant owned by mussel growers from the west coast and well worth a visit, especially for the Moroccan mussels. Apart from mussels, menu highlights include seafood chowder, king scallops, and oysters.
Adresse: 157 Hope Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 843 2892 283


Charcoals is an award-winning, authentic Indian restaurant. The food here is value for money and is known by many to be some of the best Indian in the central town area. The menu features dishes like tandoori salmon, lamb cooked with green herbs and fresh root ginger and tandoori mix grill.
Adresse: 26a Renfield Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 221 9251
Transport: Central Station (2 minutes walk)

The 78

This hip vegan eatery is know for its incredibly reasonable pricing policy. All menu items are completely meat-and-dairy-free, with a special lunch menu available. DJs play every week, and Sundays are reserved for live jazz. Try the classic (vegan) burger and a pint combination.
Adresse: 10-14 Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 576 5018


This tiny seafood restaurant has been on the radar of diners in the know for a long while. The seafood served here - from oysters to fish - is some of the freshest and of superb quality. It tends to get rather busy but there are always seats at the bar reserved for walk-ins only.
Adresse: 1114 Argyle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 334 6127
Åpningstider: 12:00-24:00

CAPRESE - Don Costanzo

This small, family-run Italian restaurant located in the heart of Glasgow city centre serves truly authentic, freshly prepared Italian food in a peaceful atmosphere. Don Costanzo is a great choice for dinner and lunch (a special business lunch menu is available).
Adresse: 13 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 332 3070

Malaga Tapas

For Spanish (Andalusian) food and tapas, head over to this popular restaurant with a friendly and vibrant atmosphere awaiting inside, along with some fantastic food. Check the daily specials listed on the board.
Adresse: 213-215 St. Andrews Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 429 4604
Åpningstider: 12:00-22:00

The Hanoi Bike Shop

The first of Glasgow's Vietnamese eateries, the Hanoi Bike Shop is a no-fuss eatery with a casual yet quirky vibe. Pho soup comes in many delicious varieties, with chicken, beef, pork, seafood and tofu. Try the authentic Vietnamese beer and/or the sweet, strong coffee.
Adresse: 8 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 334 7165
Transport: Hillhead (closest underground station)

Lychee Oriental

Lychee Oriental offers a sophisticated dining experience in the heart of Glasgow. This is a place where you can enjoy oriental fine dining, dishes like roast duck with ginger and onion, Szechuan beef and wok fried crispy scallop. The great food and staff create an unforgettable dining experience.
Adresse: 59 Mitchell Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 248 2240
Åpningstider: 12:00-22:00 (Monday to Saturday) 12:30-22:00 (Sunday)


A restaurant that certainly deserves larger fame, Thairiffic serves excellent Thai food with flavors able to surprise even seasoned diners with its novelty approach. The establishment admittedly does not look too inviting from the outside, but do not let appearances deter you.
Adresse: 303 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 332 3000
Åpningstider: 12:00-14:30 17:00-22:30 (Monday to Thursday) 12:00-23:00 (Friday, Saturday) 17:00-22:30 (Sunday)

Cafe Strange Brew

It is said to be one of the best brunch spots in Glasgow, and you will understand why as soon as you appear inside. Try the amazing waffles, pancakes and poached eggs, along with other quality food and cappuccinos.
Adresse: 1082 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 440 7290
Åpningstider: 9:00-17:00 (Monday to Saturday) 9:00-16:00 (Sunday)

The Wild Olive Tree

The Wild Olive Tree offers high quality coffee, made by highly trained baristas. The cafe has a peaceful atmosphere, in contrast to the busy city centre, and is located in Nelson Mandela Place. The friendly staff serve breakfast, cakes and lighter meals. Try the scones, which are simply delicious.
Adresse: St Georges Tron, Church of Scotland, 163 Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 229 5746
Åpningstider: 10:30-16:30 (Monday to Saturday)

The Hidden Lane Tearoom

It might be a bit hard to locate this place, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Expect a warm welcome and friendly service in addition to a lovely retro atmosphere and excellent homemade cakes. The tearoom is an excellent choice for an afternoon break.
Adresse: 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 237 4391

Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse

This out-of-the-way cafe stays busy despite being far away from the frenzied tourist crowd, and well-deservedly so. To see why, take a look at the glorious desserts or pick from the extensive menu, where also a good balance of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes is kept.
Adresse: 265 Renfrew Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 353 1277
Åpningstider: 9:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday) 10:00-17:00 (Saturday, Sunday)

Riverhill Coffee Bar

Enjoy a great cappuccino and superb breakfast food at this popular cafe located in Gordon Street. People love the Riverhill for its friendly service, delicious sandwiches and home made pastries, so you will very likely enjoy spending some time inside to take a break from the city bustle.
Adresse: 24 Gordon Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 204 4762
Åpningstider: 7:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday) 8:00-17:00 (Saturday) 10:00-17:00 (Sunday)

Tchai Ovna

This one-of-a-kind tea house boasts an impressive selection of teas: there are over a hundred varieties to choose from. Enjoy a fresh brew in the quirky, atmospheric insides of the establishment, popular with students thanks to its convenient location in the bohemian West End close to the University.
Adresse: 42 Otago Lane, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 357 4524
Åpningstider: 11:00-23:00


ZIQUE'S is an establishment that does breakfast, lunch and dinner, keeping all three up to a very high standard (breakfasts are even rumored to be some of the best in Glasgow). There is a rather extensive wine and beer list on offer and, for non-drinkers, there are good cakes and coffee.
Adresse: 66 Hyndland Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 339 7180
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–10pm

The Hyndland Café

A brilliant cafe in West End, this family-run establishment offers a concise, yet well-thought out menu. Several breakfast options are available (ones with poached eggs have visual impact on top of the flawless flavor). Outdoor seating available.
Adresse: 96 Clarence Drive, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 334 2719
Åpningstider: 8:00-17:00 (Monday to Saturday) 9:00-17:00 (Sunday)


Whether you opt for the Rogano restaurant or cafe - located downstairs - you are certainly guaranteed a first-class dining experience. The restaurant specialises in seafood caught along the Scottish coast, and the elegant cafe is ideal for an afternoon tea break.
Adresse: 11 Exchange Place, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 248 4055

Bon Accord

Based in North Street, Bon Accord Pub is an award-winning ale house and malt whisky bar. Now one of the most popular in the city, with a huge selection of malt whiskies, international bottled beers, Prosecco and Champagne.
Adresse: 153 North Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 248 4427

The Horseshoe Bar

This one is a classic Victorian pub with a lot of character, popular with business people who congregate around the longest continuous bar in the UK: the establishment has been in business since as early as 1884. The menu was recently re-designed and now offers an even wider array of dishes.
Adresse: 17-19 Drury Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 248 6368
Åpningstider: 9:00-24:00
Transport: Glasgow Central Station (1-minute walk)

The Corinthian Club

Several floors, multiple bars, upscale dining venues, a fashionable night club and a casino make for an unforgettable night at the Corinthian. Start your night off with drinks and swiftly proceed to floor one, where the city's hottest DJs spin tunes.
Adresse: 191 Ingram Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 1101
Åpningstider: 10:00-2:00 (Sunday to Thursday) 10:00-3:00 (Friday, Saturday)

The 13th Note

Two bars, two dance floors, and a relaxed vibe await at this award-winning club that manages to continuously draw a crowd of regulars. It also offers live music on some evenings.
Adresse: 50-60 King Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 553 1638
Åpningstider: 12:00-24:00

The Pot Still

Whisky connoisseurs will certainly appreciate the wide selection of the noble drink present at this classy establishment, while those new to the scene are free to enquire with the knowledgeable staff and ask for readily available recommendations as to the best pairing choices. Bar food is served.
Adresse: 154 Hope Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 333 0980

The Bunker Bar

A stylish bar with bargain prices for both food and drinks - incredible deals Tuesday through Thursday - open seven days a week. The venue holds a pool table and conducts quiz nights on Mondays. On top of this, resident DJs play music mixes during the weekends.
Adresse: 193-199 Bath Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 229 1427

Bar Soba

Bar Soba has been around for more than a decade, which has given it time to perfect and polish its cocktail menu and Asian specialities. They offer Cocktail workshops if you’re interested in learning more about mixing drinks and learning to make your own (apple & ginger mojito is a must).
Adresse: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 204 2404

Oran Mor

Having pints at the church is business as usual at Oran Mor, a former place of worship transformed into a multi-purpose entertainment venue. Live shows are held here on the regular, with the likes of Amy Winehouse having made an appearance in the past. The lunch theatre show is one not to miss.
Adresse: Top of Byres Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 357 6200


Chinaski's is a bar and restaurant named after the up-to-no-good character of Charles Bukowski's novels. The venue is one much classier than those watering holes where both the author and his literary were spotted. It does, however, carry a legacy in the form of an extremely extensive whisky list.
Adresse: 239 North Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 221 0061

The Flying Duck

This eclectic, hip space is furnished with mismatched items that create an effortless chic look. The bar is styled like a kitchen and people have fun playing board games and quizzes there, and of course dancing.
Adresse: 142 Renfield Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 564 1450


Broadcast is a live music bar that has managed to stay afloat despite the tough competition of its immediate neighbours and other no less successful Glasgow establishments. The secret must lie in its high-profile musician guests, solid bar food and a pleasant audience.
Adresse: 427 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 332 7304
Åpningstider: 17:00-3:00 (Sunday to Friday) 12:00-3:00 (Saturday)

La Cheetah

Located in the basement of Max’s Bar and Grill, this tiny, insiders-only nightclub tends to get quite cramped, but the discomfort should by no means deter music-lovers as local stars and even international names often make appearances in this - both literally and figuratively - underground venue.
Adresse: 73 Queen Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 221 1379


West End's SWG3 Studio Warehouse is a music venue that hosts a plethora of musicians and DJs in its unpretentious large space. The venue is also used for exhibitions, concerts, festivals and parties. Check the programme to see what's on the days you're in town.
Adresse: 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 337 1731

Blackfriars Bar

A gastropub-cum-nightclub (the party lives on in the basement till 3 am), Blackfriars is a two-time winner of the Pub of the Year award. The atmosphere is laid-back and very unpretentious. One of its standout features is the incredible selection of beers, and the pub food served is very decent.
Adresse: 36 Bell Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 5924
Åpningstider: 11:00-24:00 (Monday to Thursday) 11:00-3:00 (Friday, Saturday) 12:30-24:00 (Sunday)

Sub Club

Sub Club is known for the incredible energy generated within its walls. For years now, it has topped the list of Glasgow's hottest nightlife venues, not least due to the very high-quality sound system installed here. Plays dance, house and techno music.
Adresse: 22 Jamaica Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 248 4600

Stereo Café Bar

In tune with the times, Stereo is the place to go for live gigs of up-and-coming local bands and already established musicians beloved by the hip young crowd. Food served is all vegan, so good that it puts meat-eating sceptics at the risk of being converted.
Adresse: 22-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 222 2254
Transport: St Enoch / Buchanan Street (closest underground stations)

The Glad Café

A rather average, family-friendly eatery by day, Glad Café is a distinguished player on Glasgow's booming cultural scene. At night, the venue hosts live shows, talks and music performances. For drinks, it serves Scottish draft beers (and not only).
Adresse: 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 636 6119

Buchanan Street

In the city’s main street, the shopping options are rather varied and you will find, on its either sides, both the usual cadre of mid-range chain stores and the upmarket boutiques.
Adresse: Buchanan Street, Glasgow

West End

In the West End area, most shops are on or around Byres Road. Drop into small boutiques like bag retailer Pink Poodle or vintage fashion store Starry Starry Night and the Fopp record store.
Adresse: Byres Road, Glasgow

Barras Market

Don’t miss the Barras, a vintage flea market in the East End. The atmosphere, people watching and hearing the city’s own working-class slang - the Patter - make a visit worthwhile. On the way to the market, pop into G1 Interiors, a contemporary Scottish interior design store in desolate Trongate.
Adresse: Gallowgate, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 4601
Åpningstider: 10:00-17:00 (Saturday, Sunday)

My Home Bakery

A line is always forming at the door of My Home Bakery, a West End establishment whose beautiful displays draw many a customer inside, only to uncover an even wider array of freshly baked cakes and pastries. There is a small seating area, but one would have to be in much luck to find free spots.
Adresse: 59 Hyndland Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 752 147 0993
Åpningstider: 8:30-16:00 (Tuesday) 8:30-17:00 (Wednesday to Friday) 9:00-17:00 (Saturday)

Buchanan Galleries

One of the venues that helps Glasgow keep its great reputation when it comes to shopping opportunities, Buchanan Galleries is a large mall with around 100 stores selling fashion, beauty items, electronics, and more. It houses coffee shops and cafes, and also the innovative "Scotland's Street-Food hub".
Adresse: 220 Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 333 9898
Åpningstider: 9:00-19:00 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) 9:00-20:00 (Thursday) 10:00-18:00 (Sunday)
Transport: Buchanan (closest bus station)


Located outside of Glasgow city centre, Silverburn is a go-to if you're looking to do some substantial shopping. The array of shops and stores is endless: there is a Debenhams department store, a TESCO and a Marks & Spencer. Free car parking available.
Adresse: Barrhead Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 880 3200

Braehead Shopping Centre

Braehead is a shopping and entertainment complex just outside of Glasgow. Along with an abundance of stores and boutiques, visitors are invited to check out the Laser Station Gaming Arena, the cinema, a tenpin bowling alley, a curling rink, a freestanding climbing wall and more.
Adresse: Kings Inch Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 885 1441

Dowanside Lane & Ruthven Lane

The place to go for vintage-lovers: these two rather compact lanes pack a punch with boutiques specialising in antiques, vintage clothing, rarities and collectables. There is a lot to browse through and plenty of eateries to choose from for a lunch break.
Adresse: Dowanside Lane, Glasgow


The area around Hillhead underground station, in the city's West End, is home to many independent boutiques. Shop around to see what quirky designs each outlet holds, and you're guaranteed to find a non-generic souvenir or clothing item in one of these.
Adresse: Hillhead, Glasgow


Slaters is an iconic, longstanding establishment that specialises in high-quality menswear, women's clothing and even traditional Highlander costumes. What makes it stand out from the competition is the impeccable service: staff are very well-trained and alterations are made free of charge.
Adresse: 165 Howard Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 7171

The Good Spirits Co.

This particular liquor store is noteworthy especially for its tasting room, a space where wine, gin, whisky and tequila tastings are frequently held (sign-up in advance necessary). Staff are very knowledgeable and always ready to make a recommendation upon request.
Adresse: 23 Bath Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 258 8427
Åpningstider: 10:00-19:00 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) 10:00-20:00 (Thursday) 12:00-17:00 (Sunday)

Young's Interesting Books

Book-lovers need to put this gem of a book shop on their Glasgow itinerary: it holds a wonderful selection of literature, from books of local interest (by architect Mackintosh, for example) to rare and collector items (and everything in between, of course).
Adresse: 18 Skirving Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 649 9599

Glickman's Sweetie Shop

This family-run sweet shop has been around for at least a century. The flavours are guaranteed to evoke childhood memories in those who grew up in Scotland, and will certainly not leave a curious visitor from elsewhere indifferent. Try the old classics and new creations from the industrious owners.
Adresse: 157 London Road, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 552 0880
Åpningstider: 10:00-16:00 (Tuesday to Friday) 10:00-17:00 (Saturday, Sunday)

House of Fraser

House of Fraser (or just Frasers for short) is a shopping centre with a variety of upmarket boutiques. Selling everything, from clothing to cosmetics to speciality items, Frasers is an easy shopping stop right in the heart of Glasgow's City Centre area.
Adresse: 45 Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 221 3880

Robert Graham's Whisky Shop

One of the best souvenir to bring back home with you surely is a locally produced whisky. The choice of this noble drink might be overwhelming at first, but do not despair, as the helpful staff are there to help with your queries. The shop has been in operation since 1874.
Adresse: 111 West George Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 248 7283
Åpningstider: 10:30-18:00 (Monday to Saturday) 12:30-17:00 (Sunday)

Sloans Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, the stretch between Buchanan and Argyle Streets gets flooded with independent local vendors, turning the lane into a colourful display of fresh produce, artisan gifts, jewellery, clothing and more. The central location makes it an easy stop for a city tour.
Adresse: 108 Argyle Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 221 8886
Åpningstider: 11:00-17:00 (Saturday, Sunday)

Argyle Street

One of the city's main arteries and certainly the primary shopping one, Argyle Street is home to some of the most recognisable mid-range fashion brands from all over the world.
Adresse: Argyle Street, Glasgow

St. Enoch Shopping Centre

It doesn't get much more central when it comes to shopping centres in Glasgow: St. Enoch, at the crossing of Buchanan and Argyle, is as good as it gets. The store selection is rather impressive, with multiple mid-market brands represented and a decent food court inside.
Adresse: 55 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 204 3900
Transport: Buchanan (closest bus station)

Glasgow International Airport

Glasgow’s main airport, located a mere 15 km from the city, is very well-connected to the city by bus and train. Glasgow Airport Express is the official airport's bus service, with multiple buses departing every 10 minutes from the airport (Stance 1), most passing through Buchanan Street Bus Station along the way. Tickets can be purchased directly on board, pre-bought online or using the "First Bus mTickets" app. The closest train station to the airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, a mile away from the terminal building. McGill’s 757 bus service operates that stretch ( and tickets can be purchased at any Scottish train station or online, via the ScotRail website. There is also a taxi stand at the airport: booking with the airport's official service in advance at +44 141 889 1813 (or [email protected]) secures you a 20% discount.
Adresse: Paisley, Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
Telefon: +44 344 481 5555

Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Glasgow's second busiest airport is located in the town of Prestwick, approximately a 40-minute drive away from the city centre (depending on traffic). The Stagecoach Western X77 Express Service runs to and from Glasgow Buchanan Street Station directly (the bus stops on A79 just outside the airport). There is also a late night and early morning service (the X99 Service), for which it is highly recommended to pre-book tickets in advance (, as it guarantees you 45 minutes of waiting time upon landing of your flight), but purchasing the ticket on board is possible as well. Prestwick Airport is the only one in Scotland served by its own railway station, accessible by a covered walkway to and from the airport. For further information: Also a taxi service, provided by Streamline Taxis (, is available just outside the terminal building and can be pre-booked. In the arrivals area of the terminal, you will find the office of Avis, a car rental company (
Adresse: Aviation House, Prestwick, United Kingdom
Telefon: +44 871 223 0700


Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements:

Best Time to Visit

The warmer spring and summer months - from March to August - are definitely the best time to visit the city, with nice temperatures and long days that will let you enjoy long walks around the centre. The first reason why you should visit the city in summertime, particularly in August, is the iconic "Piping Live!" festival, an annual unmissable appointment in which bagpipes parades and other events are held during an entire week. Piping Live! +44 141 353 0220 [email protected]

Public Transport

SPT ( provides transport services in Glasgow, which consist of a circular underground line with 15 stations and a range of train and bus routes. There are several ticket options including day passes for both the city and the surrounding areas. Tickets for underground can be purchased at any underground station: a single ticket is a fixed price and will take you in every station of the system. The bus plan, with its 4 stations around the city, is designed in a way to take you everywhere as quickly as possible: tickets can be bought on board (prepare exact change). Maps of the entire transportation system are available at the Tourist Office (Gallery of Modern Art in Royal Exchange Square). Travelcards are the best way to save time and money and are designed for both regular commuters and tourists.
Adresse: 131 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
Telefon: +44 141 332 6811


The classic London cabs are available all over the city and can be hailed on the street, or also ordered by phone. Glasgow Taxi Ltd +44 141 429 7070 (booking) Hampden Cabs +44 141 429 1122 / +44 141 332 5050 (booking)


Stamps are available from post offices and newsagents. The post offices are generally open 9:00-17:30 (Monday to Friday), but some are open until 22:00 or 23:00. There is a number of post offices around Glasgow and the closest to the city centre are: 1. Glasgow (136 West Nile Street, Glasgow) 2. Dundas (87 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow) 3. Sauchiehall Street (177 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow) 4. Merchant City (59 Glassford Street, Glasgow) 5. Hope Street (47 Hope Street, Glasgow)


1. Boots Pharmacies: Glasgow St.Enoch Square 55 St.Enoch Square, Glasgow +44 141 248 7387 Glasgow Buchanan Galleries 220 Buchanan Street, Glasgow +44 141 333 9306 Glasgow Central Station Central Station, Glasgow +44 141 221 7107 2. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde: High Street Pharmacy 128 High Street, Glasgow +44 141 552 5929


Country code: +44 Area code: 141


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