Glasgow has a disarming blend of sophistication and earthiness. Scotland’s biggest city has evolved over the last couple of decades, to become one of Britain’s most intriguing metropolises. At first glance, the soberly handsome Victorian buildings, legacies of wealth generated from manufacturing and trade, suggest a staid sort of place.
They are packed with stylish bars, top notch restaurants, hedonistic clubs and one of Britain’s best live music scenes. Glasgow’s sheer vitality is gloriously infectious and the combination of edgy urbanity and the residents’ friendliness is captivating.
Glasgow also offers plenty by day. Its shopping whether you’re looking for Italian fashion or pre-loved denim, is famous and there are great museums and galleries. Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s sublime designs dot the city, which are proud of its working-class background. Also innovative displays its industrial heritage. The River Clyde, traditionally associated with Glasgow’s earthier side, is now a symbol of the city’s renaissance.