Glasgow Westend

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Discover one of the coolest corners of a Glasgow, a trendy student district with historic streets, popular arts venues and offbeat places to eat and drink.

Relax in Glasgow’s West End, an increasingly popular quarter located near the campus of the University of Glasgow. Hang out in characterful bars, tour world-class museums and spend your evening at an independent arts venue.

Wander around a district that emerged in the 1840s upon completion of the Great Western Road. The area became even more popular when the university relocated to the area in 1870.

Make your first stop in the West End the eye-catching Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. This vast, red-brick museum first opened in 1901 and today it hosts 22 different galleries, over 8,000 objects and paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir, alongside interactive exhibits for younger viewers.

Take some time to explore the Botanic Gardens, one of several green spaces in the West End. Here, enjoy a Victorian iron glasshouse named the Kibble Palace, a tranquil arboretum and several themed gardens.

Explore the campus of the University of Glasgow, a stunning Gothic building that can be explored as part of a guided tour. The university owns the Hunterian Museum, one of the oldest public museums in Scotland. It features natural history and science collections.

Stroll down the cobbled Ashton Lane to find stylish restaurants on atmospheric, pedestrianized roads. Bars with open fires and outdoor seating make this a charming dining destination throughout the year.

The West End is one of the cultural hubs of Glasgow. Watch comedy and music at Òran Mór, a converted church building, or attend an open-air gig at Kelvingrove Bandstand.

Visit the area in June every year to take part in the West End Festival, one of the largest cultural events in Glasgow. Hundreds of events pop up throughout the West End over the course of the festival. Previous years have included events such as performances by local heroes Belle and Sebastian, classical music from touring orchestras and outdoor ceilidhs.

Glasgow’s subway system stops in Partick, Kelvinhall and Hillhead in the West End. The district can be explored on foot and sights such as the Kelvingrove Museum and the Botanic Gardens are free to enter.


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Campanile Hotel Glasgow - SECC
Campanile Hotel Glasgow - SECC
3 out of 5
10 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8HL
The price is £44 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions OVO Hydro ...
3.8/5 Good! (915 reviews)
"Great location in Glasgow. The staff made our stay superb"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2022

Campanile Hotel Glasgow - SECC
Radisson RED Glasgow
Radisson RED Glasgow
4 out of 5
Finnieston Quay; 25 Tunnel Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8HL
The price is £95 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (826 reviews)
"Staff went above and beyond, especially Alan at the front desk. Experience was amazing. Bed incredibly comfortable. Hotel and room impeccably clean. Bravo to all involved for making our stay so special."

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2022

Radisson RED Glasgow
The Belhaven
The Belhaven
3 out of 5
15 Belhaven Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0TG
The price is £72 per night from 18 Jul to 19 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly guesthouse in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (444 reviews)
"The room was lovely and the staff matched! I would go back"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2022

The Belhaven
Moxy Glasgow SEC
Moxy Glasgow SEC
3.5 out of 5
FINNIESTON STREET, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8HB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night from 21 Jul to 22 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and breakfast. Popular attractions OVO Hydro and George Square are located nearby. Discover ...
4/5 Very Good! (25 reviews)
"It was OK. very hipp. Maybe too hipp. Rooms very basic, e.g. no desk no mini fridge"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2022

Moxy Glasgow SEC
Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
4 out of 5
1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0TB
The price is £90 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions OVO Hydro and George Square are located nearby. Discover ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (17 reviews)
"Staff were really friendly and helpful. Definitely enjoyed my stay."

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2022

Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Congress Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8QT
The price is £93 per night from 24 Jul to 25 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (916 reviews)
"There was absolutely nothing that I didn’t like!!"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow, an IHG Hotel
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