By | February 3, 2022
City Breaks In Glasgow

A City Break in Arty Glasgow

The Best City Breaks In Glasgow 2022 – Glasgow is a cosmopolitan and streetwise city perfect for those after an exciting city break packed with fantastic shopping, a thriving art community, and a pulsing nightlife. If you are planning a trip to Scotland’s largest city, you won’t be disappointed.

Glasgow is the UK’s second-largest shopping destination, behind London, and a must for fans of retail therapy. Head to the pedestrian crossroads of Sauchiehall and Buchanan Street, the epicenter of Glasgow’s shopping district where you will find the top UK and international high street chains as well as boutique designers lining the streets and in the surrounding malls of Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch Centre and Princes Square. You will also discover the legendary Argyle Arcade, tempting you with 32 jewelers all under one roof.

The Best City Breaks In Glasgow 2022

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For those after less polished, but just as a fun shopping experience, a ramble through the weekend street market ‘The Barras’ makes for an interesting few hours. Pick up an eclectic assortment of wares from antiques to furniture, to clothing and other knick-knacks.

Glasgow is an artistic matrix, with small, boutique galleries hiding in the shadows of their larger world-class counterparts. Dogged modern art fans will enjoy the discovery of these smaller spaces, exhibiting local works, such as Compass, off Blythswood Square or SWG3, disguised in the railway arches off Kelvinhaugh Road. Of course, Glasgow’s powerhouse art galleries such as the ones at Kelvingrove and Pollok Country Park aren’t tourist hot spots for nothing and are a must on the art lover’s trail of Glasgow. Glasgow has the best nightlife scene of any Scottish city, with something to suit everyone.

Live music is a big drawcard for the city with numerous venues ranging from trendy underground bars hosting quality local acts to larger international concert stages. A local institution, famous for staging up-and-coming UK bands such as Oasis in their early days is King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, or head to another favorite, Nice N Sleazy, where the live acts vary from indie to underground dubstep to good ol’ guitar rock. For larger rock and pop concerts, check out the events calendar of venues such as the O2 Academy, the O2 ABC, or the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). Planning your visit around the show of one of your favorite performers always makes for a memorable city break.

The Best City Breaks In Glasgow 2022

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For something a little more ‘cultured’ consider a stylish night out enjoying a classical or jazz performance at the Royal Concert Hall or marvel at the skills of sopranos and ballerinas on stage at the Theatre Royal. If you aren’t quite ready to say goodnight to the city, escape to the dance floor of one of Glasgow’s cavernous nightclubs. Some of the best include the underground Sub Club and the Garage. With two international airports, Glasgow flights are regularly available from most UK and major European airports, so for a quick escape, to dig out the artist in you, consider a long weekend in this thriving university city.

Disclaimer: All information contained within this article is the opinion of the author and is intended purely for information and interest purposes only. It should not be used to make any decisions or take any actions. Every link is included for information purposes only.

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