Merchant Central Building

There is plenty to do and see in Glasgow, you won’t miss out on having a great time in this city

The West End

The West End is home to cafés and bars hidden down cobbled lanes, world-famous restaurants and comedy clubs blended with a mix of boutique shops and Victorian architecture – all underpinned by museums, galleries and parks.

The area has a strong cultural identity, taking part in events such as:

  • Celtic Connections folk festival
  • Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival
  • Bard in the Botanics – the outdoor Shakespeare festival; and
  • Its very own West End Festival each summer.


In an average week Glasgow hosts 123 bands, 72 classical composers, 49 choirs, 38 orchestras and 21 jazz bands. Renowned for discovering acts including Oasis, Franz Ferdinand and Primal Scream, the city has fantastic venues for live music and has recently been awarded UNESCO city of music status.


Major high street outlets, chic boutiques, department stores and the best designers – it’s no secret Glasgow is the 2nd largest centre for shopping in the UK.

Argyll Arcade

32 jewellery shops close to St Enoch subway station

Buchanan Street and Buchanan Gardens

More than 70 stores from Topshop to Urban Outfitters
Buchanan Galleries (90 top stores from H&M to Mango)
Princes Square (five floors of stores, bars, restaurants and cafes, plus a nightclub)St. Enoch Centre (wide selection of stores including Folli Follie, Hamleys, and Pulp)

Merchant City

The Merchant City features bars, restaurants and high-end boutiques
its Italian Centre is full of designer names from Armani to Versace
Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow’s most famous road with numerous shops including a three-level Primark, as well as bars, restaurants and cafe

Princes Square

An indoor shopping centre with designer shops, restaurants and bars

West End

eclectic mix of unique bookshops, independent shops, antiques and vintage clothing stores

The Barras: open-air weekend street market in the East End
Glasgow Farmers’ Market (South Side and West End) featuring fresh and organic produce from around 40 farms and producers