Glasgow boasts some of the best shopping in the UK, and is Scotland’s premier retail hub. Whether you’re wanting high street names on Buchanan Street, or are looking to splurge a little in Merchant City, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you’re more interested in quirky shopping options, head over to the city’s West End for Nancy Smilies jewellery shop or The Glasgow Vintage Co, otherwise stick to the ‘Style Mile’, for all of your shopping needs.


It’s safe to say that if you love food, you’ll love Glasgow! With many restaurants, cafes and bars offering dishes for every dietary requirement, you won’t need to stay within your student union in order to find something tasty on a student’s budget.

If you’re wanting a cosy place to take a break from studying, visit The 78 on Kelvinhaugh Street, or if you’d rather be in the buzz of the city head over to Big Feed Glasgow, Scotland’s largest indoor street food market.


Glasgow loves everything rock, indie, folk and dance, and boasts a a vast selection of venues to enjoy. Bath Street is home to The Pie & Brew and The Butterfly and The Pig, both of which welcome local upcoming acts, whereas King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow’s centre has seen the likes of Oasis, Radiohead and the Killers through its doors.

For larger gigs, The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and The SSE Hydro provides a platform for many of the charts biggest names.


It’s hard to think about Glasgow without thinking about its amazing nightlife. For those wanting a quiet pint with friends, there are plenty of cosy atmospheric bars and pubs with quiz nights, live music and food menus.

For an energetic night out, try student super-club Bamboo, which is home to all the best in music and drinks to suit every budget. There is also The Berkley Suite, a stunning speakeasy-style bar that encompasses a more elegant and sophisticated era, all set to the sounds of some of the city’s most cutting edge DJ’s.


Glasgow has a strong history, and is a real melting pot of culture. With plenty of art galleries, museums, theatres and comedy clubs, there’s something for everyone.

Head on over to The Centre for Contemporary Arts for some of the best in performance art, modern art and film, or House for an Art Lover, a visual arts centre designed by Glasgow’s greatest architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. For museum lovers, the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest museum in Scotland and contains millions of items from meteorites tot mummies.

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