And, with a ton of great locations to live both in and out of the city (there are a number of flats to rent in Paisley for those after a quieter life just a short while from Glasgow), Scotland’s largest city is a fantastic place to take root. There’s a life to be lived in this great city, and a host of reasons to stay.
Glasgow has some of the finest nightlife you’ll find in the country, with a range of great bars and nightclubs to make sure your evenings are as wild or as placid as you want them to be.
If you’re after a bit of a drink and a dance, then Glasgow can offer you some great nightclubs, with The Garage, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy and The Cathouse offering a varied range of musical styles and special offers from night to night.
But, if live music is more your thing, head on over to King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, The Barrowlands or the Oran Mor to catch a wide selection of bands, from traditional Scottish ballads to cutting edge rock acts.
And, if you’re simply looking for a quiet drink and a natter with some friends, then a bar like Chinaski’s will give you the chance to knock back a few from an expansive range of rums and bourbons, inviting you in with its faux-trashy atmosphere.
Fancy a day of culture? Then you’ve picked no better city. Start off with the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and you’ll be able to take in today’s action-packed blockbusters, yesterday’s classics and smaller films that are sure to be the cult hits of tomorrow.
Afterwards, you could try a trawl around the many works of art in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which houses classic paintings such as Salvador Dali’s Christ of Saint John of the Cross, a stunning work with one of the most surreal uses of perspective you’ll ever view.
For a more modern look at the art world, why not try the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), which plays host to newer works from Glasgow and beyond, giving you a taste of the leftfield views of the Scottish arts culture.
Places to eat
The grub around Glasgow is renowned for its variety and high quality, with places like Cafe Gandolfi, the city’s longest standing restaurant, offering the chance to try the finest in Scottish delicacies from a menu that’s been tweaked to perfection since 1979, when it first opened.
And, in the cultural heart of Glasgow’s Ashton Lane, there sits the Ubiquitous Chip, which is, not unlike the Gandolfi, one of the finest places to eat in the city, with a menu that serves up a great meat selection, from rabbit saddle to deer haunch, and gives you a little taste of Scotland that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.