The Southside of Glasgow is bustling with places to see and things to do – here’s the top choices from our fans and residents of this up and coming area of Glasgow:
THE GLAD CAFE
Located in Shawlands, The Glad Café is well known for their excellent menu packed with freshly prepared seasonal food as well as their high quality coffee from local company Dear Green Coffee Roasters. But there’s more! The café also operates as a well-equipped venue to showcase up and coming local musicians alongside international acts, so there’s something for you no matter what time of day.
THE BURRELL COLLECTION
The Burrell Collection is the home to over 8000 objects gifted to the city of Glasgow by Sir William Burrell, with an eclectic mix of medieval art, ancient Egyptian and Chinese artefacts, the works of the Impressionists, alongside much more. Situated in the picturesque Pollok Country Park, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon in the Southside!
PIERROT ET COCO
This mini department store is a little slice of luxury in Glasgow’s Southside, selling a hand-picked variety of goods that are wonderfully unique and beautiful. So if you’re looking for a gift that you won’t find on the high street, Pierrot et Coco is a must visit!
The Southside Fringe is an annual celebration of all things South in Glasgow, run by the passionate community to give locals the chance to experience culture, comedy, arts, drama, and music, all with an emphasis on Southside performers.
THE HIDDEN GARDENS
Tucked away at Tramway, the home of Scottish Ballet, The Hidden Gardens provides a tranquil green space to relax in Glasgow’s Southside away from busy city streets. However that’s not all – with a whole host of community led workshops and classes, The Hidden Gardens provides the Southside with a friendly place to learn and share their horticultural skills.
THE HAMPDEN EXPERIENCE
You might not know it but Scotland’s national stadium also houses one of the best football museums in the world, with over 2,500 exhibits in 14 galleries! So take in the Hampden Experience to learn all about Scotland’s football heritage in this amazing stadium.
HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER
You’ll find this brilliant building hidden away in Bellahouston Park – designed by the famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is an excellent cultural attraction and tourist destination, whilst also being one of the city’s finest wedding and event venues in Glasgow’s Southside.