Shopping and Eating in Glasgow, U.K.
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Shopping in Glasgow
There is a great selection of shops in Glasgow defined by AbbreviationFinder. You will find a good overview of shops and addresses on this website: See Glasgow. Glasgow has well-known fashion houses and designers, but also offers national products such as whiskey, cashmere, tweed and Celtic jewelry.
On Sundays, stores are usually closed. The streets of Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street are often referred to as the best in shopping in Glasgow.
The best shopping centers in Glasgow
The best shopping centers are Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch Center.
Buchanan Galleries is a relatively new shopping center. Getting there from anywhere in Glasgow is easy. Here you will find the latest fashion when it comes to clothes, bags, shoes and gift items of all kinds.
St. Enoch Center is the largest shopping center in all of Scotland. Here you will also find several good restaurants. The address is St Enoch Square, right on the Argyle Street shopping street.
The London-based shopping malls Selfridges and Harvey Nichols are other good choices when it comes to shopping. If you are looking for art or furniture, try Savoy Shopping Center. The place has a great deal. The address is Sauchiehall Street No. 170.
Specialty Shops in Glasgow
At Princes Square and The Italian Center there are more specialized shops. At Princes Square, the most elegant shops are under one roof. The Italian Center is located in the Merchant Center area, not far from the city center. The center is surrounded by exclusive buildings with bold architecture. You will find a large selection of luxurious fashion clothes as well as trendy cafes and fine restaurants.
If you are looking for gold and diamonds, The Argyll Arcade is the place for you. The entrance is at 30 Buchanan Street. Here are 32 goldsmith shops in one place. With the purchase you get a unique architecture that is also worth a look.
Slaters are definitely a place to visit if shopping includes men’s clothing. Slaters are mentioned in the Guiness Book of Records.
They sell 8,000 suits a week and with most of the world. With prices that are normally 25-50% lower than in other stores, there is a good chance of making a good trade. The address is 165 Howard Street., Tel. 0141 552 7171.
Markets in Glasgow
The Barras Market is a market full of life and touch, and it offers many products, both new and used. It’s allowed to bargain. Even if you are not going to shop, the market is an experience in itself. The market is located in Gallowgate Street, in the East End.
Eating in Glasgow
Glasgow was formerly known for its Indian restaurants. In recent years, the city has become equally known for its diversity of restaurants. And especially Italian cuisine dominates. Glasgow formally abounds with pizzerias and restaurants.
The national dish in Scotland is haggis, which consists of liver, lung and heart from sheep. The intestines are ground and seasoned with kidney fat, flour, onions and cooked in the sheep’s stomach. You can buy haggis all over Glasgow.
The other local specialties are usually seafood, lamb and bird. The dishes are often served with fresh vegetables, including potatoes and carrots. Cheese is also popular, and in Galloway cheddar cheese is produced. Also remember that it is mandatory to taste Scottish whiskey during the trip.
Food and drink tips in Glasgow
We give you a small selection of restaurants, which are recommended both for quality and price.
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If you love Asian food, Mother India is the place for you. The restaurant is located right in the center, at 28 Westminster Terrace, Sauchiehall Street, tel. +44 141 221 1663. It is named one of the best Indian restaurants in the UK.
Are you in the mood for a real full evening of traditional Scottish and international cuisine, Ubiquitios Chip is the place. The restaurant is located at 12 Ashton Lane, a very special alley in the city’s West End, tel. 0141 334 5007. The restaurant is one of the best in Scotland and if you are only going to one restaurant while in Glasgow, this is the place.
You may find the best seafood in City Merchant. The address is 97-99 Candleriggs.
Italian food in Glasgow
During the Second World War many of the Italian prisoners of war ended up in Scotland. Some of these prisoners thrived so well that they found Scottish ladies and stayed there. Some started restaurants. Therefore, Glasgow should have good Italian restaurants.
If you prefer Italian cuisine, L’Ariosto Ristorante is the place. The restaurant, which has been running for over 30 years, is known for its great food. The address is 92-94 Mitchell Street, tel. 0141 221 0971. In addition to good food, there is often live entertainment at the weekend, with the opportunity to try out the dance foot. Informal, nice and good food.
Pubs in Glasgow
Pubs are part of Scottish culture. It is said that since it rains so often in Glasgow, there is a pub at each bus stop, so you can go in and have a pint and wait until the rain has settled. Now this is a truth with some modifications, but it is an undeniable fact that there are many pubs to choose from in Glasgow.
The itinerary we recommend the beer garden to popular West located in the Templeton building in Glasgow Green (East End). There is also the opportunity to eat.
Also try Glasgow’s oldest pub, Old College Bar, at 219 High Street. Such is a proper brown pub. And yes, Old College Bar doesn’t have live music right as it is either.
An alternative tip is to take the “back alley” to Ashton Lane, refer to the tip about the Ubiquitios Chip restaurant on the previous page. There are plenty of exciting pubs in Ashton Lane that you can actually stay in this stump all night.