City Centre

There's so much packed into Glasgow's City Centre that it can be difficult to know where to start - so take a look at our fans and followers' suggestions below for the best of the City Centre. 

George Square

George Square

Opened in 1787, George Square sits right at the heart of the City Centre and you'll find it's home to various statues of prominent historical Scottish figures, including Thomas Graham, Sir Walter Scott, and James Watt. As the centre of Glasgow, you'll usually find something happening in the Square.

The Style Mile

Glasgow is shopper's paradise, recognised as the best shopping experience outside London's West End. You'll find the biggest brands and retailers in the Style Mile, including Buchanan GalleriesSt. Enoch Centre, and Princes Square among many others. So whether you're looking for independent boutiques or speciality shops - you're sure to find a treat in the Style Mile.

Taste Buchanan

Taste Buchanan in Buchanan Galleries
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And if you need to take a break from shopping for refreshment, try Taste Buchanan in Buchanan Galleries, Scotland's first indoor street food hub and cocktail bar. Featuring a regularly-changing line up of Scotland's best street food producers, you can pick up affordable and tasty eats from 11am daily.

The Corinthian Club

The Corinthian
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Built in 1842 on the site of the 18th century Virginia Mansion, The Corinthian Club is one of Glasgow's most elaborate and richly decorated buildings both internally and externally. Faithfully restored in 1999, it now houses a stylish restaurant, bar, and club with private spaces available for hire.

Glasgow City Chambers

Glasgow City Chambers

The City Chambers is one of the city's most important and prestigious buildings, overlooking George Square as the headquarters of the council for over a hundred years. Make sure to take a free guided tour to see the grand interior and learn about the history of this magnificent building.

University of Strathclyde

Strathclyde University

Known as the "place of useful learning", the University of Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland with approx 16,000 full time students and was recently recognised as the UK University of the Year in 2012/2013. The campus is open to the public, so take on a self-guided tour and learn more about this fantastic City Centre institution.



Located at Royal Exchange Square, Rogano is the oldest surviving restaurant in Glasgow. The inimitable Art Deco inspired interior provides the perfect setting to enjoy the Rogano's seafood specialities, making it perfect for a special night out.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse stairway

Found in a quiet lane in the City Centre, The Lighthouse is housed in the former Glasgow Herald building. As the first public commission completed by famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it's the perfect place to begin a Mackintosh tour of Glasgow.

Cup Tea Lounge

Cup Tea Lounge

If you like your afternoon teas grand then Cup Tea Lounge on Renfield Street is the place for you. Housed in a beautiful listed building with a stunningly tiled Victorian interior, Cup's huge selection of teas are complemented by their indulgent scones and cupcakes. Champagne and cocktails are also served and the whole place turns into a gin bar, Gin 71, at night.


Check out the other neighbourhoods in the city: West EndSouthsideNorth GlasgowSauchiehall Street, East EndMerchant City and Finnieston.