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A Day in the Life in Glasgow!

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself with a free day in Glasgow, you won’t be at a loss for things to do, places to go and some of the best food to eat. Here’s a guide to the Day in the Life of a local, with recommendations of the top things to do and see.

Brilliant Breakfast Begin the day the right way with a hearty, healthy breakfast from Singl-end Cafe and Bakehouse. Conveniently located on Renfrew Street, a short walk from the city centre and West End, the cafe is famous for its delicious breakfasts and outstanding cake selection. With plenty to offer to suit vegetarians, vegans and Gluten Free options, there’s sure to be something for everyone. 265 Renfrew Street, Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6TT.

Time to Explore Now your belly is full, you have plenty of energy to explore one of the most fascinating cities in the UK. The best way to find out the history and see all the main sites of Glasgow is to participate in one of our walking tours. Walking Tours in Glasgow offers a broad, captivating tour, led by well-informed, enthusiastic locals. Tours take place in both the City Centre and the West End and are undoubtedly the best way to get an overview of the city. Our tours are very affordable and informative, and are especially handy if you don’t have a lot of time to spend in Glasgow. Tours take place at 10:30am and 2pm. More info can be found at

Relaxation… After the tour, your legs will be quite tired so the best place to revive yourself with some food and drinks is Paesano pizza restaurant. The delicious Italian opened in 2015 and rapidly expanded due to it’s amazing food and great service. Fresh ingredients and a wood-fired oven is the perfect combination for a delicious meal. It is very popular among the locals, and since the restaurant don’t take reservations, we’d recommend getting down early for the best pizza outside of Italy. Tasty and affordable, what more can you ask for? 94 Miller Street (City Centre) or 471 Great Western Road (West End).

Party Time! Glasgow is also well-known for its night life and party scene. It is considered to be a city of art and culture and the music capital of Scotland. With many music events being held over the past few years, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and TRNSMT festival to name a few, good live music won’t be hard to come by. With the world-famous Glasgow Barrowlands, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, the SEC Hydro, or smaller venues such as Broadcast, Mono and Bloc, it is a guarantee that you’ll be able to catch either a local, upcoming band or an international star playing every night of the year. Head along Sauchiehall Street and pop into any venue for a refreshing can of Irn Bru or a golden pint of Tennents, the local drinks of choice. Having seen all the best music that Glasgow has to offer, you can then dance the night away in many of the pubs and clubs scattered all over Bath Street and Sauchiehall Street.

If live music isn’t your thing, then head along to Sloan’s, Glasgow’s oldest bar, on a Friday night for the greatest Ceilidh in the city. With a great compere providing instruction for those who aren’t seasoned ceilidh dancers, it is a great night with traditional music and is the perfect opportunity to experience a real Scottish dance, you’ll maybe even see a kilt or two. It is usually a sell-out so we recommend booking in advance. 108 Argyle St, Glasgow G2 8BG

Now we’ve given you a guide to having the best experience in the greatest city, the only thing left to do is to go out and do it…

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