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 – whether it’s ice skating at Christmas, open-air concerts, or pop-up events!
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 Galleries, St. Enoch Centre, and Princes Square among many others. So whether you’re looking for independent boutiques or specialty shops – you’re sure to find a treat in the Style Mile.
The Corinthian Club
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
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
Known as the “place of useful learning”, the University of Strathclyde is the third largest university in Scotland with approximately 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.