In and about the city centre there are lots of great things to see & do for all the family.
Princes Square is a unique shopping mall, situated in Buchanan Street. It is home to some of the finest brands in the world and a number of restaurants, bars and coffee shops – see our food guide for full details of what’s on offer – and has over 30 retail stores ranging from jewellery to homeware including Kate Spade, Dermalogica, Carvela & Timothy Oulton. Don’t miss the chance to catch the latest movie at Everyman cinema in the courtyard area.
A firm favourite with locals & visitors alike is the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) just off Queen Street. Celebrating Glasgow’s artistic style, the Gallery’s modern art collection is inspired by the works the city owns. With 4 separate galleries there is something to suit all tastes!
Needing to recharge your batteries? Then a visit to the Willow Tea Rooms is a must. A favourite with young & old alike, the menu is available all day, every day!
Want to explore the city quickly, then jump on a City Sightseeing bus tour. With 21 stops around Glasgow you can hop on & off as many times as you like or stay on for the full tour. It’s a great way to get your bearings and plan the rest of your visit. The tour commentary is offered in 7 languages, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Mandarin via headphones as is the kids commentary. Live guide commentary is also available on selected tours.
Glasgow is not only an amazing city to explore, it’s also a fantastic gateway to explore the rest of Scotland with the award winning Timberbush Tours . With departure points in the city centre, there are some great tours to choose from:
Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & Stirling Castle – departures every day;
Oban, Glencoe & West Highland Castles – departures on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday;
Highland Lochs, Whisky & Braveheart – departures on a Wednesday and Saturday.
So what else can you do when in the city? Well Glasgow is not known as the 2nd city in the UK for shopping for nothing!! The Style Mile is right on your doorstep, with a fantastic selection of shopping malls at Buchanan Galleries, Princes Square and St Enoch’s Centre as well as lots of individual retailers and department stores – whatever you are looking for you’ll find it here.
On the outskirts you have another two of our great attractions, St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art and the neighbouring Provand’s Lordship, one of Glasgow’s few remaining medieval buildings.
Want to find out lots more about both our City and our country…
Open every day, the Visit Scotland iCentre is centrally located on Buchanan Street in the heart of Glasgow. Their knowledgeable and friendly staff have lots of inspirational ideas to enhance your visit, both in and around the City, as well as the rest of Scotland. They will even let you into a few local secrets!
Accessing the city centre and getting around the city is easy…we have our two main line stations, Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street as well as a great bus service both national and local and of course our Glasgow Subway.
Feeling energetic while you are in the City, then why not rent a bicycle. Available 24 hours a day from nextbike, there are 43 stations with 485 bikes across the city.