Looking for an apartment in Glasgow? Your journey starts here. Glasgow's post-industrial cool can't be understated; the city is known as a cultural capital with a thriving music scene, world-class street art, boutique Scotch distilleries, breweries, and a burgeoning sense that the city's urban renewal has only just begun. During a serviced apartment stay, don't miss out on some of the top things to do in Glasgow. Catch a show at one of Glasgow's many theatres, stay out late enjoying the latest dance music in Glasgow's best clubs, or go on a street art walking tour of central Glasgow. There's so much to see and do; you'll be glad you came.
Set in a gorgeously-renovated Victorian property in the Merchant City quarter of Glasgow, Fraser Suites Glasgow offers a timeless appeal during your stay. The property's 98 Gold-Standard, contemporary residences are ideal for extended and short-stay travellers arriving in Glasgow for business or leisure. Solo travellers and couples will enjoy our studio apartments, while families or small groups will benefit from our one and two-bedroom suites.
Once a bustling centre of the Industrial Revolution, Glasgow's streets and architecture still echo with the industry and largesse of merchants, shipbuilders and the city's 'tobacco lords', who gentrified the city and left behind some of Glasgow's grandest buildings. Fast-forward over 200 years and Glasgow is once again undergoing an urban transformation, this time as a city known for its live music and arts scene, boutique breweries and distilleries, Scottish Gothic architecture, and emerging foodie scene.
And it's more than mere bluster from Glaswegians keen to talk up their city's credentials. Glasgow is consistently voted one of the UK's top food destinations, with more than the average amount of award-winning dining venues for a city of its size. Time Out ranked Glasgow's Dennistoun eighth in its 2020 index of the world's coolest neighbourhoods for its offbeat independent streak, street art and burgeoning cafe scene. Step out the door of your Glasgow serviced apartments, and you're close to many of the top things to see and do in Scotland's cultural capital.
During your serviced apartment stay, don't miss out on seeing Glasgow's top attractions, and experiencing the best Glasgow has to offer.
Glasgow has more than its fair share of thriving, vibrant museums, galleries and attractions - more than enough to keep you enchanted for days on end. Some of the top venues in Glasgow can be found conveniently close to your serviced apartment in Merchant City. For small boutique gallery viewing, head south down King St to Transmission Gallery, an artist-run contemporary gallery with rolling exhibitions. Around the corner on Parnie St, Street Level Photoworks is a modern gallery hosting photographic exhibitions from some of Europe's best-known photographers.
Further afield but still close by your apartment in the Glasgow city centre, site the Gallery of Modern Art in Royal Exchange Square. Opened in 1996, GoMA hosts the temporary collections by local and international artists. Over on the western side of Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum boasts works by Scottish masters, natural history exhibits, arms and armour and Salvador Dali's masterpiece, Christ of St John of the Cross.
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Love music? You'll love Glasgow. Music seems to run through Glasgow like blood through a vein; the city's vintage record shops, bars, theatres, clubs and cafes serve as a kind of circulatory system pumping energy into the city's nightlife and attracting budding artists from across the UK. Some of the top live music venues are within easy walking distance of your apartment in Glasgow. The 13th Note on King St features live music almost every night of the week in its basement venue, while upstairs you can grab flavourful vegetarian grub and an exceedingly decent Bloody Mary.
Glasgow's clubbing scene is also second-to-none. The Sub Club is regularly voted one of the world's best nightclubs, pandering to house music lovers of all creeds. SWG3 is less a single venue than an artistic complex, with four distinct values offering an absolutely jaw-dropping variety of musical styles for Glasgow's partygoers to devour.
The home of Scotland’s national orchestra, the Royal Concert Hall is at the centre of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music. The venue hosts musical performances of all kinds, from classical and jazz through to pop and rock. Our hotel is one of the closest to the iconic venue, putting memorable evenings in easy reach.
Located about 20-minutes on the subway from your serviced apartment, Glasgow's leafy West is the ideal place to indulge in a bit of urban exploration. The area houses some of the city's top historical sites, best restaurants and cafes, and charming boutique shopping. Start in Ashton Lane in Hillhead, a picturesque cobblestone street lined with al fresco dining, a craft brewery, and the charming Grosvenor Cinema showing indie films. Cross Byers Rd and into Dowanside Lane for more cafes and boutique stores. Southeast of Hillhead, you'll find the Hunterian Art Gallery, Scotland's oldest public museum. At the venue's rear, pay a visit to Mackintosh House, once the home of renowned Glaswegian architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Cross the River Kelvin and enjoy a leisurely stroll through Kelvingrove Park before heading south to the stylish neighbourhood of Finnieston, known for its overabundance of gourmet restaurants.
A mere one-hour journey by train from your apartment in Glasgow you'll find Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, a breathtakingly beautiful and wild region known as the gateway to the Highlands. The loch's proximity to Glasgow makes it an ideal day trip out of the city and to get a dose of nature. Activities on Loch Lomond and surrounds include cruises, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and camping, but even a simple picnic by the shore is enough to enliven the soul.
There are few more obvious signs of Glasgow's rise as a cultural hub than the wealth of high-quality street art adorning some of the most prominent walls throughout the city centre. The Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail is a collaboration between a collection of the city's top street artists and the local government - a way to bring colour and vibrancy to the city no matter the weather. The trail is easy walked and conveniently close to your serviced apartment in Glasgow. Start at the Strathclyde University mural, a massive 200-metre long mural depicting the achievements of the university's brightest over its many years of operation. The closest murals to your apartment in Glasgow are numbers five, six and 10 on the trail. On nearby Wilson St, you'll find the large street mural entitled 'Badminton' (No.5), which was installed as part of the promotion for Glasgow's inclusion in the Commonwealth games. Right onto Trongate, and after a block you'll come to the aptly entitled 'Spaceman' mural, depicting a slightly psychedelic astronaut. The trail is worth a day all on its own, and it's categorically one of the best ways to get to know Glasgow from the ground up.
Glasgow Airport is the main international hub when arriving by air to Glasgow. The Glasgow Express bus will take you from the airport to the western side of the city centre in about fifteen minutes. Alight at the Waterloo Lane stop and transfer onto the Motherwell train line from Glasgow Central Station to Argyle St Station. A walk of around 200 metres will see you to the door of Fraser Suites Glasgow on Albion St.
What is the best way to get around in Glasgow?
The subway is the best way to get around Glasgow’s city centre and the western side of the city. Other forms of transportation include trains, taxis and buses.
What is Glasgow known for?
Glasgow is known for its mercantile and manufacturing past, as a university city and for its world-class live music scene.
What are the top 5 things to do in Glasgow?
The top 5 things to do in Glasgow include the Riverside Museum, Glasgow Cathedral, seeing a live music gig, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and a day trip to Loch Lomond.
When is the best time to go to Glasgow?
The best time to visit Glasgow is between March and August in the spring and summer months. Winters in Glasgow are cold and regularly wet.
Where is the best area to stay in Glasgow?
The best area to stay in Glasgow is central Glasgow including the Merchant City. Other places to stay include Glasgow East with its university, and Glasgow’s West End.