Planning on a group trip to Glasgow and trying to decide where to stay, eat and what to do? We’ve got you covered in this article with our best local tips that will be sure to satisfy all your friends.
Glasgow Group Holiday Guide
Maldron Hotel Glasgow City
50 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3BW
+44 141 340 9720
Our hotel in Glasgow city centre is the perfect place to stay when visiting Glasgow. Centrally located and less than twenty minutes away from Glasgow Airport, the hotel is ideal for weekend getaways and family holidays. Facilities include 4-star bedrooms, meeting facilities and the Grain & Grill Restaurant serving fresh flavours.
Hanoi Bike Shop
8 Ruthven Ln, Glasgow G12 9BG
+44 141 334 7165
Group holidays are all about fun and there aren’t many places more fun to eat at than Hanoi Bike Shop. In 2019, Wanderlust rated the small Vietnamese Canteen as being one of the 15 coolest places to eat in the world. With a delicious menu full of mouth-watering dishes and seating both indoors and outdoors, this restaurant is sure to delight.
89 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5TF
+44 141 248 9359
2-6 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1HA
+44 141 553 4060
If Japanese food is your thing, then Sapporo Teppanyaki and their delicious menu is the perfect place for you. The restaurant offers “exceptional Japanese food” with a “Western Twist” and the chefs put on a bit of a show with their theatrical style of cooking.
90 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5UB
+44 141 237 8020
It can be difficult to satisfy everyone’s taste buds when it comes to food. Thankfully, the solution to that is pizza. Pizza Punks makes a great variety of incredible sourdough pizzas as well as delicious fresh pasta and superb cocktails. Whatever the problem is, let pizza be the answer!
3 Nelson Mandela Pl, Glasgow G2 1QY
+44 141 378 5001
If you’re looking for cocktails in a fun environment then Absurd Bird is the place to go. A funky, unique interior lit up by neon signs, it’s sure to impress. And there’s food available too, from mouth-watering burgers to delicious chicken tenders plus a fantastic selection of vegan dishes.
71 Renfield St, Glasgow, G2 1LP
+44 141 353 2959
Gin71 is the perfect location for all gin lovers. With an extensive list of traditional, pink, fruity, spiced and world gins as well as a complete offering of cocktails and other drinks, Gin71 offers a fun atmosphere to unwind. The gin bar has two locations across Glasgow with their Merchant City bar also having a food menu.
118 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1EJ
+44 141 552 6907
There are six Tinderbox Espresso Bars in Glasgow offering great service, drinks and eats from local suppliers. Whether it’s kombucha, bento boxes, chocolate or baked goods, Tinderbox is a great place to try a taste of Glasgow.
44 W George St, Glasgow G2 1DH
+44 141 354 5154
It may seem odd to promote an Irish bar in Glasgow, but Waxy O’Connor’s is a must visit. The three floored bar has a gorgeous, warm, unique interior fashioned in the gothic style with lanterns hanging all over. There is a great menu filled with hearty eats as well as dedicated fan zones for different sports, weekly trad music and a new stage for live music ensuring everyone is well catered for.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Life, Commonwealth House, 38 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1LH
+44 141 287 4350
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a must-visit in Glasgow. It is suitable for all ages with a family-friendly atmosphere and was listed in Lonely Planet’s top 500 things to see and do in the world in 2020. Enjoy a journey through history at Kelvingrove with 22 galleries covering everything from Scottish history to ancient Egypt to dinosaurs.
The Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy St, Bridgeton, Glasgow G40 1BP
+44 141 550 2267
The Glasgow Women’s Library is the UK’s only accredited museum dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements. These fascinating stories are shared through heritage walks, exhibitions, film screenings, archives and programmes. The museum is also a fully operational lending library.
University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QQ
+44 141 330 4221
The Hunterian was founded in 1807 and is Scotland’s oldest public museum and art gallery. Located on the University of Glasgow campus, it is one of Scotland’s most important cultural assets. The museum is home to over a million different items and artefacts featuring galleries dedicated to Rome, ancient history and the history of medicine in West Scotland.
Scottish Football Museum
Hampden Park, Glasgow G42 9BA
+44 141 616 6139
The Scottish Football Museum is a must visit for every footie fan. Founded in 2021, the museum is one of the top visitor attractions in Scotland. It has 14 galleries which detail the history of the game in Scotland from its beginnings in the 19th century to the current day. One superb bit of memorabilia on show is the Scottish Cup, the world’s oldest surviving football association trophy.
Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis
Castle St, Glasgow G4 0QZ
+44 141 552 6891
The medieval Glasgow Cathedral is a truly beautiful place to visit. The first stone block was laid in 1136 and the building was consecrated in 1197. During its entire history, the cathedral has remained roofed and it has acted as a place of worship for over 800 years.
The nearby Necropolis is a 37-acre Victorian garden cemetery full of wonderful architecture, sculpture and stories dedicated to the 50,000 people who are remembered there. Walking tours are available through the charity, The Friends of Glasgow.
Glasgow Film Theatre
Going to see a film at the retro Glasgow Film Theatre is a great way to spend a couple of hours. The theatre started out as a single screen cinema over 40 years ago and is now the best attended independent cinema in Scotland, while also acting as the main hub for the Glasgow Film Festival.
Come the weekend, local traders of all sorts set up stalls in Glasgow. At these markets you can hunt for bargains, browse unique items and sample fresh local produce. There are a number of these markets to choose from, from Vegan Markets to the Merchant Square Craft Market to Farmers Markets.