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  • Shopping (7173)
  • Nightlife (2305)
  • Live Music (1760)
  • Restaurants (1544)
  • Friendly People (1543)
  • Clothes Shopping (1530)
  • Culture (1491)
  • Food (1413)
  • Museums (1401)
  • Architecture (1026)

Glasgow was highly rated for shopping by 72 guests from the United States!

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Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Glasgow.

Aidan
Aidan, Ireland

2 days ago Report

It has all the diversity (and more) that you would expect to find in any major British city. However, the extra Scottish dimension offers more in terms of food items, literature and sporting enthusiasm - a game at Celtic Park is an experience.

Is there more to shopping in Glasgow than just brand-name stores?

Noelle
Noelle, Ireland

15 days ago Report

I think so - but I didn't have enough time to really check it out so will have to go back soon to really check the shops. Close enough by train to Edinburgh (12.50 off-peak return) and there seemed to be some quirky wee shops there too!

What makes the people from Glasgow so friendly? Tell us your story.

david
david, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

I flew up from London to Glasgow to meet my daughter and see a gig by Placebo at the O2 (fantastic venue for live music). We got the wrong address and finished up driving around Glasgow for 30 minutes even though the Taxi Driver was adamant that we had the wrong address. He was right and we were wrong. He charged us £10.00 for the entire trip although it would have been way more than that in terms of time/petrol. I have been suffering from an inner ear infection and the combination of the air flight pressure and the noise of the gig resulted in me passing out briefly about 10 minutes before the end of Placebo's set. 4 people rushed to my aid and made sure that I was OK.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Glasgow?

Kate
Kate, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

On our stay we went to the royal concert hall but across the road from the Tryst is the Theatre Royal and within a 15 minutes walk is the Kings theatre and cineworld cinemas

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Lorraine
Lorraine, Italy

11 days ago Report

Crabshaak on Argyle Street (seafood)
Red Onion on West Regent Street (contemporary Scottish)
La Vallee Blanche on Byres Road (French)
Sarti's on Bath Street (Italian)
The 13th Note on King Street (Vegan)
The Dhabba on Candleriggs (North Indian)
Balbir's on Church Street (Indian)
The Arches Cafe on Argyle Steet (contemporary Scottish)

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Glasgow?

Peter
Peter, United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Glasgow Film Theatre, mostly free art galleries and museums excellent. Get into the architecture especially Mackintosh! Wide range of eating places and interesting shops and cafés around the university.

Why do you recommend Glasgow for food?

Anonymous, Unknown location

22 days ago Report

Massive choice of nationalities with some of the best Indian restaurants in the country.

How can you enjoy the sights in Glasgow while avoiding the crowds?

Freda
Freda, Canada

13 hours ago Report

We enjoyed the bus tour and the access down the coast to see Prestwick, Troon, Ayr, Glaisnock House (where I was evacuated to during the war) in Cumnock.

What did you discover about the museums in Glasgow that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Glyn
Glyn, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

The guide books cannot really do justice to the museums - they have to be visited. There are many to choose from, but the Burrell Collection, the Kelvin Art Gallery & Museum and the new Transport Museum all stand out - each is worth a whole day's visit.

Which fine art museums should a first-time visitor to Glasgow start with?

John
John, United States of America

29 days ago Report

The Art Galleries in Kelvingrove is close to the city center and worth a visit but for a staggering collection of art travel out to Pollockshaws and visit the Burrell Collection. The range of art work there is amazing. Wander through room after room of old masters.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Glasgow?

douglas
douglas, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Do not book central Glasgow unless you yourself have an evening out - its not a place where an early night i.e. before 1am is possible on most nights in central Glasgow.

What is it in Glasgow that makes history come to life?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

Glasgow is full of super buildings and museums that depict the history of the city. Go on the guided 'hop on and off' open top bus tour to get a flavour of the city - then you can decide which venues you want to visit.

What can we expect to get our feet tapping in Glasgow?

Martin
Martin, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

Glasgow has a thriving music scene with loads of venues catering for all types of music. From the bigger venues such as The Hydro and SECC to the 02 ABC & Academy there's something for everyone. Don't forget places such as King Tuts for which we would have never discovered the likes of Oasis! Glasgow's got the vibe in spades!

Why is the atmosphere in Glasgow something people rave about?

Jeremy
Jeremy, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

Well it was the Commonwealth Games weeks, so the whole place was buzzing, but I say it's like this all year round (we had fun)!

Did the theater performances in Glasgow live up to their reputation?

Mandy
Mandy, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Definatly! Went to see Derren Brown's new show Infamous and the theater made the trip even better. A rustically posh and cultured theater that can hold 1700 people is the perfect place to spend an evening enjoying anything from comedy to opera!
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Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Glasgow?

Julie
Julie, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

Pretty challenging getting around during the Commonwealth Games but the authorities had worked hard at communicating all the different means of transport. We used train, bus and taxi but also walked a lot. Many visitors used bikes!

What makes Glasgow one of those classic city-trip experiences?

kevin
kevin, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

well the trip round the city , free admission to all museums, shopping its better than london easyer to shop.

What's the best way to make the most of Glasgow by foot?

Paula
Paula, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Explore the Botanic Gardens, University area, Kelvingrove Park, Art Gallery and Museum, and eat out at one of the vast number of Good Cafes or Restauraunts all of which are within a 30 minute walk of Kelvingrove Hotel.
  • Culturally Diverse Food 204 endorsements
  • 7 answers

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Glasgow has to offer?

John
John, United States of America

29 days ago Report

Historically Glasgow has some of the best Indian restaurants in the UK. Try the Shish Mahal just off Bank St in the University area. Alternatively in the center near Charing Cross there is the Shenaz. For other diverse cuisine there is always the Ubiqitous Chip off Byres Rd in the west end or Roganos for seafood off Buchanan St

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in Glasgow?

Jacqui
Jacqui, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

There are sooo many great pubs and wine bars to visit!

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