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**helen****helen** Mod malarkistPosts: 9,235 Listening Ear
Glasgow :razz: at the end of the week.

I've never been before - what's hot and what's not?

Help me out scotsland kids. :thumb:

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Never been but I hear there's a good drug and gang scene if that's how you roll Helen. :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Me thinks Kiezo's persuaded Helen to get all Ramone'd up ;)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The weather is not hot :razz:

    It's monsoon weather today after a nice sunny weekend.

    What kid of stuff are you after?
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Glittery wrote: »

    What kid of stuff are you after?

    Anything really - nice places to eat, good music venues, places of 'cultural' interest - probably not of the kind 'ed refers to :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You should check out the Tramway and also Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for your cultural stuff. And maybe go on one of the open top bus tours if it's a nice day.

    Foodwise I always recommend Cafe Andaluz to people, very yummy. Tchai-Ovna House of Tea is nice for something different too for afternoon tea and cake.

    Getting the subway to Hillhead and wandering about the West End is always a good shout, I love sitting in a random cafe and people watching. Lots of little quirky shops too.

    Hope that helps!
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Glittery wrote: »
    You should check out the Tramway and also Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum for your cultural stuff. And maybe go on one of the open top bus tours if it's a nice day.

    Foodwise I always recommend Cafe Andaluz to people, very yummy. Tchai-Ovna House of Tea is nice for something different too for afternoon tea and cake.

    Getting the subway to Hillhead and wandering about the West End is always a good shout, I love sitting in a random cafe and people watching. Lots of little quirky shops too.

    Hope that helps!

    :yes: that's brill - thanks!! :heart:
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Scotland is rubbish :p
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    JsT wrote: »
    Scotland is rubbish :p

    :lol: I've actually blown off Yorkshire for it!
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    **Helen** wrote: »
    :lol: I've actually blown off Yorkshire for it!
    More fool you sista! :p:p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Glittery's advice was great. If you are spending time in the city centre you might also be interested in the Gallery of Modern Art http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=3

    A classy shopping venue in the city centre is Princes Square http://www.princessquare.co.uk/ located off the main shopping street.

    There are lots of lovely places to eat as well as some nice bars in the Merchant City http://www.glasgowmerchantcity.net/edsp.htm also in the city centre.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ohhhhh! I've JUST seen this!

    Okay, well!

    Sunday you need to go to The Barras! Sunday is the best day for it, it's a bit like Portobello Road/Camden Market but a bit more naff. It's something you need to go see just for all the Glasgow chat and everyone you'll never thought existed in Glasgow!

    Then you can pop over to the People's Palace (Museum of Glasgow) on Glasgow Green (Glasgow's oldest park).

    Both The Barras and The People's Palace are just five minutes away from the city centre.

    All the shops on the high street are all within easy walking distance. The Subway is really easy, as it's just one big circle and will take you to most places.

    If you're going to be about Hillhead for the West End I'd reccommend Charles Rennie Mackintosh's inspired house which is about a 10 minute walk from Hillhead underground. As Shaz said, Hillhead is really good for wee nik nakky/craft shops but be prepared to pay a fortune for most things! It's student village there, too. The cafes I'll agree are brill to just people watch. :)

    At the bottom of Byres Road (Hillhead Subway is at the top) on Dumbarton Road you'll get a really shabby chic vintage/second hand shop called Handbags And Gladrags if you want a perusal! The Salvation Army is about 2 minutes away for other charity finds, too. :thumb: Found many a bargain (and books!) in there, always a recommend.

    Hmmm, what else. Oooh! There is The Tenement House, which has pretty much everything from 1900s until the 1960s, nothing's been touched. The woman who lived there didn't chuck anything out, so it's like going back in time! :D

    Merchant City is a bit pretentious and more often than not expeeeeeeeeeeensive. However, if you are to go for something to eat there, I'd vouch for Pancho Villas! and for a drink with a really nice atmosphere I like Home.

    I also like going to The Fixx pub for lunch when I'm in Glasgow, it's a sneaky pub in the city centre on Miller Street, just off Arglye Street (where the main shopping part is). Either there or Bacchus, which is just on Glassford Street just up near Tiger Tiger on the same street.

    I normally go to The Butterfly And The Pig, because it's attached to a club I go to called The Buff Club. I only recommend going to The Buff Club on a Tuesday as most days it's pants! But The Butterfly And The Pig is a cracking wee pub and the food is brill, they have the hugest portions for a pub I've ever seen! :yum: I like Bunker too. Both of those pubs are on Bath Street, which is home to many a good pub, too. Sauchiehall Street have a wad of pubs, too. It's just trial and error.

    I would advise you at all costs to stay away from Campus, Buffalo Joe's, The Savoy, Silver, Studio and The Garage as it's just a complete and utter meat market full of people even the tide wouldn't take out. :yuck:

    I've gave you a monumental lump, here. It took an age! But here, S1 Play is good to have a look at for restaurants and things to do in Glasgow for you to look ahead if all those ideas are naff! :razz:

    Enjoy, Helen! x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Good music venues has to be The Barras, King Tuts (where Oasis were discovered!) or Nice N' Sleazys! For a bit of 'Glasgow banter' and kareoke I'd offer you The Horseshoe Bar, pretty much anyone goes there. :)

    www.gigsinscotland.com is good to nosy at for this.

    You should go to Ayr and go to Robert Burns' cottage for the day!
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    You are amaze 1983, thanks!!

    My mates wanna go see Match Box 20 on Sunday night :crying:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    **Helen** wrote: »
    You are amaze 1983, thanks!!

    My mates wanna go see Match Box 20 on Sunday night :crying:

    :yuck: not my cuppa, I feel yer pain!

    But you should come to Sub Club after it, I'll be there, I'll buy you a Red Stripe!

    Failing that, go to Classic Grand, they have a really good sort of precussion band drum n' bass/electro thing on the go. Or you can go to the rock night at ABC or The Cat House. :)
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Glittery wrote: »
    Tchai-Ovna House of Tea is nice for something different too for afternoon tea and cake.

    I loved this place :heart:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    **Helen** wrote: »
    I loved this place :heart:
    I thought you would :)

    What else did you get upto?
  • **helen****helen** Mod malarkist Posts: 9,235 Listening Ear
    Well, if I'm honest, not a whole lot because it was quite a short trip and the main reason for going was to visit friends. We ate loads, drank a little ;) and partied till the wee hours. :)
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