How can you define a city that is so many things to so many people…? To those of us who call it home, It has a warmth and spirit that will burn forever in our hearts… To those who visit us…come once, and it will be forever in your heart.
This city is not simply one thing…it is in fact a myriad of experiences, personalities and places with a magic other cities find impossiable to replicate.
Glasgow is what it is to you…and with almost 3 million visitors enjoying our hospitality and humor every year, you will soon find that no matter where you come from, Glasgow is where you belong….!
Over a century ago, Charles Rennie Mackintosh turned the eyes and imaginations of the world by shining a style spotlights on a city that was once perhaps known better for its squalor that its splendor.
Yet once shy of drawing attention to ourselfs, we are now proud to take our rightful place on the cultural world stage, and welcome all those wishing to visit with open arms. Our numerous offerings include House for Art Lover , Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Pollock House, The Burrell Collection, The Riverside Museum, and The Gallery of Modern Art.
Glasgow offers some of the most envied shopping experiences in Europe. In fact Glasgow is placed second only to London for our ability to attract some of the world’s leading designer names ( including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren). When it comes to style we are taken seriously, punching well above our weight for a city our size.
From Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street in the City Centre, to Byres Road and Ashton Lane in the heart of the West End. Fashionistas and bargain hunters brush shoulders in a place where high street sits comfortably with high end fashion. Whoever said you couldn’t offer the best of both worlds has yet to spend time in this unique city.
A wealth of shopping centres including Argyle Arcade, Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch Centre, Silverburn, and Braehead and department stores including House of Frazer, John Lewis and Debenhams offer the perfect contrast to one off boutiques, So that within just a few miles , we can showcase a shopping diversity envied the world over.
Glasgow firmily belives that art and culture should be treasures enjoyed by all, and so many of our galleries and museums offer free entry to the city’s residents and tourist alike.