48 Hours In Glasgow – 2 Days Itinerary For First-Timers
Glasgow is a great place to wander around and get lost. There’s a lot to do for a few hours or a few days, even for people with a strong desire to see the world. Put on your adventure hat and check out our guide to spending 48 hours in Glasgow. You’ll find everything from captivating street art to high-class opera. And go!
2 Days in Glasgow: #DAY 1
Good morning, sunshine! Today is the day to start exploring Glasgow, because it’s your oyster. People are happier when they have a hearty breakfast, so make room for Café Gandolfi, an artistic restaurant known for its tasty food. Those with a good eye will notice the stained glass windows by John Clark and the cool wooden furniture by Tim Stead. Try the Gandolfi Full Scottish and let the Stornoway black pudding, bacon, tattie scone, and sourdough toast speak for themselves.
After you’ve eaten and drunk, take your time getting to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It’s hard to believe that it’s free (happy days) because it’s so beautiful. After you’ve looked at the beautiful outside, look deeper into this treasure trove of art. You can look at works by artists like Renoir, Rembrandt, and Dal as you go from one gallery to the next. There are 22 themed galleries with more than 8,000 objects in each. Make time to see Dal’s 1951 painting Christ of St. John of the Cross and Van Gogh’s portrait of Alexander Reid, a respected art collector from Glasgow who helped Sir William Burrell put together such a beautiful collection of art.
Next, get a Mural Tour pamphlet and go explore the city’s famous collection of street art. This is a good way to see the interesting variety of architecture, which includes many Victorian buildings. However, the murals are the real stars of the show. Thanks to street artists like Smug, Rogue One, and James Klinge, the city is full of mesmerizing portals to other worlds where animals meet in cafes, a giant girl picks people off the street, a spaceman chills against the wall, and the world’s cheapest taxi rises into the sky on balloons.
After a day of excitement, try some of Glasgow’s delicious food. It’s true that Glasgow wouldn’t be Glasgow without its wide variety of Indian restaurants. It is known as the “Curry Capital” of the UK, after all. Shish Mahal is a tried-and-true local institution that has been around for a long time. It has an epic menu, so foodies can eat their way across India, which is a magical continent.
After a life-changing meal of Indian food, let loose at The Corinthian, a very fancy place to have fun. At Tellers Late Night Bar, you can listen to house and nu disco music, which is accompanied by a live sax player and an electronic violin on Saturdays. On the other hand, Charlie Parker’s cocktails and live piano performances are hard to beat (also inside the Corinthian). Gamblers can “gie it laldy” at the casino and enjoy the classy Glasvegas vibes at the slots and tables of the magical jazz era Harlem-themed dreamworld.
2 Days in Glasgow: #DAY 2
A big cup of coffee is the best way to clear your head after painting the town red. Glasgow has a lot of nice places to choose from, which is good news. Laboratorio Espresso, a coffee shop on West Nile Street that looks and feels like it’s from Italy, is a great place to pick yourself up. The long list of coffees and Italian pastries never fail to please.
When the coffee has done its magic, take a short walk until you see The Lighthouse. This was one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public projects, and it was a beautiful piece of architecture. Now that it is Scotland’s Center for Design and Architecture, be sure to look in every corner. If you want to learn more about this great artist’s ideas, you can take a Mackintosh Tour around Glasgow. His influence is all over the city.
Glasgow has been called one of the best places to shop in the UK besides London, so you can’t go there without doing some retail therapy! Use the Style Mile as your runway and walk into every store you can think of. Buchanan Street, which has a mall at each end (Buchanan Galleries and St. Enoch Centre), is where a lot of the magic happens, just like Ingram Street is a great place to go if you love designer things. Stick to “the Golden Z,” which is Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street, and Argyle Street, and you’ll be fine. Glasgow has a lot of used vintage shops, and one that stands out is Starry Starry Night.
After you’ve worked up a good appetite, go to Ubiquitous Chip for a meal you’ll remember. This is your chance to try the best of what Scotland has to offer in a setting that is truly magical. The feel is unbeatable, the atmosphere is laid-back, and the food is top-notch.
Glasgow is a UNESCO City of Music, so the only way to end a quick visit is to hear the sweet sounds of the city. You can choose between the Royal Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In the same artistic vein, a night spent watching the Scottish Ballet is more than fascinating. Don’t forget to check out who is playing at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, too.
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