Glasgow is one of the friendliest cities you'll ever go to...the people just love to talk to anyone! It's got a pretty bad image, due unfair t.v. sterotypes, but in reality its a cultured place with a real focus on fashion. Its also a great place to eat out with loads of great Indians, Scots, Chinese and Thai restaurants.

Cool Bars & Clubs
  • Tiger Tiger
  • Big Blue
  • Tunnel

Best Restaurants

  • Rotunda (Down by the Clyde)
  • Three Fat Ladies (Great Fish)
  • Amyrilis (Gordon Ramsay's

Top Hotels

  • Malmaison (Trendy Quality Hotel)
  • Sheraton (Typical Grand Hotel)
  • Cameron House (@ Loch Lomond)


  • Princes Centre (Cool Shopping Area)
  • Armani (in the Italian Centre)
  • Frasers (Classic Glasgow Shop)



A Local's Viewpoint

I've lived in the west end of Glasgow for most of my life, having moved away to attend University. Before that I lived in Glasgow, another very vibrant city, with some of the most friendly people in the world.

Glasgow's a great city...with a diversity of shops, bars, restaurants and parks, with great choice in walking distance. Glasgow has continued to develop beyond all recognition since it won the City of Culture. As elsewhere in Scotland there has been a housing boom, with huge wave of property redevelopment, and house prices rising by over 30% in the last year.

The best times to be here are during the Celtic Connections Music Festival in January and after Christmas for Hogmanay and the start of the New Year. Both are world famous, attract people from all over the world and help to dramatcially swell the numbers of people living in the city.

If you're visiting Glasgow there a few things you must not miss. These include People's Palace, Science Centre and the Burrell Collection.

Have a great time when you visit.

Iain Beveridge.