Things to do in Glasgow
Glasgow is bursting at the seams with activities from venturing around the many free galleries to sitting back and enjoying a fantastic local show at Citizens Theatre. Museums are also a big drawcard of the city. Kick off with the Scottish Football Museum in Hampden Park and learn all about the ups and downs and milestones that Scotland's football teams have seen over the years. With football practically a religion in Glasgow, this museum is your chance to brush up on knowledge that will probably come in handy later in the pub.
If football isn’t your thing (and it's probably best not to mention this fact to the locals!), then the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow, complete with artifacts and paintings, may be more your cup of tea.
In addition to museums, another nice way to spend a rainy Glasgow day (and there are a few!) is at the city’s old-style cinemas such as Glasgow Film Theatre located on Rose Street. Experience the authentic feel of a fully functioning retro cinema where you can see unusual films with customer service like the good old days.
If you get to experience nice weather in Glasgow, take advantage of the sunshine with a sightseeing cruise down the Clyde. Night-time and fantastic whiskey distillery tours are also available. For more of what to see in Glasgow, read on.
Home to one of Europe’s largest collections of public art, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is currently the most-visited attraction in Glasgow. The large, red sandstone building houses around 8,000 pieces including a complete Spitfire airplane from the 1940s.
This grassroots music venue with a capacity of 300 once famously booked a young unsigned band called Oasis. Following their famed performance, the young band was then swiftly signed by a keen music executive in the crowd. Since then, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut has cemented its iconic status in Glasgow and the international music industry as a venue for discovering new talent.
The Xscape Braehead Glasgow centre is filled with so many activities it would be impossible to do them all in one day. From skiing down the UK’s largest indoor real snow slope to rock climbing and even navigating a sky-high assault course, this centre has it all. If extreme sports aren’t your thing, you can always rest your legs at the IMAX cinema or take advantage of the onsite shopping and dining.
Dedicated to the people of Glasgow, People’s Palace tells the story of past generations all the way to the present day. The huge palace and surrounding grounds were offered to hard-working Glaswegians and is a great place to get to know more about the city's past.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens is a beautiful public park situated in the West End area of the city. The parklands was founded in 1817 and used by University of Glasgow for study purposes. Today, the site offers the perfect opportunity to get to know the city’s greener side.