Travel to Glasgow
The city of Glasgow is built around the River Clyde, where the old shipyards still stand as a reminder of the city's industrial roots. Nowadays, however, it is just as well known for its vibrant music scene, bustling shopping streets and wide range of attractions. From award-winning museums and music venues to the clubs and pubs that line Sauchiehall Street
, the options are endless for those keen to take Glasgow's pulse.
Keep some extra cash in your pocket by arranging a car share to get you there. Not only will this get you a cheap ride to Glasgow, but you'll also be able to enjoy easy travel to nearby destinations such as Edinburgh
and the Highlands.
Exploring the city
Few cities can match Glasgow when it comes to shopping, with an array of high street fashion retailers, independent boutiques and designer stores located in the heart of the city – often referred to as 'the Style Mile'. Stop by the Buchanan Galleries or House of Fraser for a wide selection of stores under one roof, or simply wander around the shops that line Buchanan Street.
Of course, no trip to this fine city is complete without sampling the night life. And if you just so happen to be a car share passenger, then all the better! Sauchiehall Street is by far the biggest and busiest district, with a range of lively bars and night clubs on hand to deliver a good night every day of the week. If you prefer a more laid back atmosphere, however, then saunter down the cobbled streets of Ashton Lane, where cocktail bars and cosy restaurants await.
Music, culture and the arts
Glasgow's music scene has long been considered one of the finest in the UK, thanks to a combination of excellent live music venues and talented local artists. Few can compete with the intimate Barrowland Ballroom in the east end - once voted the second best small venue in Europe. It holds just shy of 2,000 revellers (standing room only) and regularly features a mix of established and up-and-coming acts.
is another Glasgow institution and a great place to catch top bands. It was in this very building that rock giants Oasis were first discovered way back in 1993. Elsewhere, the brand new SSE Hydro
has played host to the likes of Beyoncé and Rod Stewart since opening its doors just a few years ago.
More of an art connoisseur? Head along to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
to view an extensive collection of portraits and ancient artefacts – all free of charge. Alternatively, the award-winning Riverside Museum
enables you to walk through a 20th century Glasgow street, as well as check out everything from vintage cars to bikes and skateboards.