April 2021: It’s been devastating to see Glasgow quiet and shuttered for the last year. But, finally, it’s about to kick back into life. In late-April Scotland will prepare to move back into its tiered level system, with non-essential retail, hospitality and cultural destinations all gradually opening up again from late spring as areas move down the numbered levels. Further details on how exactly this unlocking will happen are due to be announced this month. So, fingers crossed it won’t be long until Glasgow is once again the thriving, buzzing city we know and love.
Glasgow is nothing if not outgoing – even if its notoriously rainy weather doesn’t always encourage going out. Known for its vibrant music and clubbing scene, Turner Prize-winning visual artists, fast-rising food and drink culture, post-industrial architectural heritage and characterful museums – to say nothing of the distinctive ‘Weegie’ patter – this city welcomes the world.
Brilliant things to do in Glasgow endless, from hipster vegan restaurants to rolling parks, a river flowing with history to an eye-popping cathedral and at least one dusty old ballroom. Better still, it’s small and easy to navigate, making it possible to fit the majority of the sights on this list into a whistlestop weekend break. Ready to get out there? Just don’t forget your umbrella.
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