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What are the best restaurants in Glasgow City Centre?
Miller & Carter Glasgow is for lovers of steak, steak and did we mention award-winning prime steak? The chefs here use only British and Irish beef making sure it's cooked to perfection. Don't forget to book a table in advance! On the flipside, Saramango Cafe Bar is a laid-back vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Central Glasgow on Sauchiehall Street. Renowned for its buzzy atmosphere and inexpensive Mediterranean-inspired dishes, this is the perfect place for heading just before heading out to catch a show. After something a little different? Go for five-star Scottish haute-cuisine at Brian Maule at Chardon d'Or - even better, it's just a 6-minute walk away from your citizenM hotel.
Where are the best places to shop in Glasgow?
Take a stroll down Sauchiehall Street and admire the stunning gothic architecture of the 19th-century buildings while bagging a few bargains as well. This is Glasgow's main shopping area so expect big brand names and bright lights. Go undercover to the Buchanan Galleries on Glasgow's Buchanan Street, home to big department stores like the British staple John Lewis. And then if you fancy something fancier, Princes Square close to Glasgow Central Station carries all the designer names. For something a bit further out of town, Glasgow Fort just off Junction 10 on the M8 motorway is a shopping-lover's perfect day out with all your favourite brands in one epic centre.
Where are the best bars in Glasgow?
So, you're heading out on the town? Nice ’n’ Sleazy is where all of Scotland's biggest bands started out - this basement venue is the perfect place to grab their signature White Russian cocktail before that big night out begins. For a 60s throwback, The Laurieston Bar will definitely make you double-take as you sip your drink. Right on Bridge Street, this famous bar attracts clientele of all ages so expect an eclectic mix. And come back to the modern day at The Spiritualist. This Glasgow cocktail bar on Buchanan Street calls itself "enticingly elegant" and it's easy to see why - its stylish modern decor and beautiful drinks will have you posing for selfies in no time.
Where are the best breakfast places in Glasgow?
Check out The Wilson Street Pantry in Glasgow city centre for delicious eggs benedict or sourdough toast to set you up for the day. Côte Brasserie will add a French twist to your morning - stop off here (just a 6-minute walk from citizenM) for the best croissants and croque monsieur in town. Exploring further afield? Urban West in Glasgow's West End will make you wonder why you don't have bagels for breakfast every day. Why does everything taste better with cream cheese?
Where are the best pubs in Glasgow?
Super-cosy or relentlessly cool – Glasgow has both kinds of pub. Head to The Belle in Glasgow's West End for snuggling up with a wee book by the fire and a hot toddy (or a dram of something stronger). For classic pub grub and a bar that dates back to 1903 (that's just a 10-minute walk from citizenM), go for The Griffin. And just next to Glasgow's Necropolis, you'll find Drygate Brewery with their laid-back vibe and experiential beer list. Why not go mad and try them all!
What are the top things to do in Glasgow?
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a masterpiece in and of itself. This turn-of-the-century museum on Argyle Street is a 30-minute walk from your citizenM bed. Leave a good few hours to explore the area and don't forget to visit the Glasgow Botanic Gardens while you're close by. But no trip to Glasgow would be complete without a spooky trip to the Necropolis. This mesmerising labyrinth of gothic statues and tombs on the hill next to Glasgow Cathedral makes life feel like everyday is Halloween. Be warned - don't visit after dark if you are easily spooked.
What is the weather like in Glasgow?
Don't forget your jacket and umbrella in any season. Summers can be lovely and cool with temperatures of 15 degrees, while winters can get nippy - especially in January. Don't forget to warm up with a hot citizenM cocoa before you step out.
Where is best to watch the theatre in Glasgow?
This is a city with no shortage of places to catch a musical or get engrossed in a play. Glasgow's King's Theatre will have you rolling in the aisles with its musical and comedy shows. For something a bit more serious, the Theatre Royal is Glasgow's oldest theatre and brings ballet and opera lovers out in their numbers. Or how about something a little more experimental? Try Tramway, just south of the River Clyde - an international arts space where you might just catch the next big thing.
What is Glasgow famous for?
Officially the friendliest city in the world (it's a fact), Glasgow is also known for its striking Victorian architecture, its classic shipbuilding, for being a UNESCO City of Music, its distinct regional accent and being the home of much whisky and haggis (both of which are recommended on a visit to Scotland's second-largest city).
How can I get around Glasgow?
Glasgow is one well-connected city. Hop on the subway to get from Kelvinhall to St Enoch. There are two major train stations - Central Station and Queen's Street Station - with excellent connections across the UK. Step on a train and be on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond in under 90 minutes. And, of course, Glasgow is an incredibly walkable city so be sure to take in the sights on foot so you don't miss a thing.