People make Glasgow – so the saying goes. And it͛s true, you'll struggle to find a warmer welcome.
But Glasgow is also home to exquisite architecture, fascinating museums and a pulsating nightlife. With a live music and festival scene to rival any in the UK and the country's great wilderness on its doorstep, Glasgow has serious character.
Glaswegians love a good time. A pub singsong, a boot-thumping ceilidh, ear-pounding clubs, rocking venues… even the street buskers get the locals dancing.
You’ve not really done Glasgow until you’ve emerged ears ringing from a Saturday afternoon karaoke session. Try out the Horse Shoe Bar (Drury Street) – the Victorian bar is said to be the longest in Europe – or take in some foot-tapping traditional sounds at the 230-year-old Scotia Bar (Stockwell Street).
Rock out at the legendary Barrowlands in the East End, or follow in the footsteps of Oasis who honed their style at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (St Vincent’s Street).
Glasgow can do sophisticated culture too. A former European City of Culture, its Theatre Royal is home to Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Cutting edge drama is found at the Tramway Theatre for a highbrow night out.
Glaswegian audiences are prone to sing along during musicals at the King's Theatre, and happily compete with the comedians for laughs at the comedy clubs.