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GLASGOW TRAVEL GUIDE

EXPLORE GLASGOW'S VIBRANT CITY CENTRE

As one of Glasgow’s most famous sons, Billy Connolly said: “It is as if someone has just opened a skylight.”

The city with a hardened, ship-building industrial past, Glasgow has been reborn as one of the UK's brightest, whip-smart and cosmopolitan destinations. 

Set against a backdrop of Victorian architecture, the city has been revamped with world-renowned art collections, high-end shopping galleries, vibrant nightlife and an acclaimed music scene.

They say ‘People Make Glasgow’ and true to reputation, visitors looking to explore Glasgow will be assured of a warmer welcome at Apex City of Glasgow, with our team’s wealth of local knowledge.

Shopping

Glasgow has secured its place as one of, if not, the top shopping destination in the UK.

With flagship stores from all the major brands, designers, and independent retailers, Glasgow’s shopping district is compact enough to walk round but large enough to cater to all tastes.

And bang in the heart of it all, Apex City of Glasgow is one of the best located hotels in Glasgow city centre.

Just off the city’s Style Mile – a square mile of retail nirvana featuring three modern and attractive shopping centres with the bustling Buchanan, Argyle and Sauchiehall Streets linking them together – it is perfect for shopaholics looking for hotels in Glasgow city centre.

Music and Culture

Glasgow’s unrivalled music scene, which has launched more than a few big names to stardom, is right on the bleeding edge of cool.

The Hydro, SEC, O2 Academy and Barrowlands have all played host to a plethora of stars and events including: Beyoncé, Britney, Kylie, Rod Stewart and the MTV Europe Music Awards – while the world famous King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, best known for being the venue where Britpop superstars Oasis were discovered, is less than a mile away from the hotel.

If art and culture is your thing, there are museums and galleries aplenty with many offering free entry.

Sport

Fitba’, as it is known locally, is in the DNA of Glasgow – the two giants of the Scottish game, Rangers and Celtic, eye each other from opposite sides of the city, while Hampden Park, home of the Scottish national team, sits proudly on the South Side.

Hampden is also home to the Scottish Football Museum, where visitors can step back in time to learn about the history of the beautiful game in Scotland.

Glasgow also played host to the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and part of its legacy - the Emirates Arena – in the East End regularly attracts big sporting events.

Central location

There's something to suit everyone wanting to explore Glasgow. Apex City of Glasgow Hotel is among the top hotels in Glasgow City centre.

The hotel features standard, superior and family rooms as well as duplex suites. All include king-sized beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and luxurious Elemis toiletries. 

Use our guide to Glasgow to plan your stay at our Bath Street hotel.