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Top 5 Glasgow shopping spots

Glasgow is second only to London as Britain’s most important shopping city, so you might want to book excess baggage for your return flight.

Chef Preparing Seafood In Plate At Restaurant.

The best restaurants in Glasgow

Make the most of an array of eateries and flavourful local produce in Glasgow. Head to Number 16 for food with a twist, for lunch or dinner. Savour the artistic presentation of your cuisine. From pork belly to scallops – relax in this cosy restaurant. Tuck into delicious Scottish seafood at Crabshakk. Enjoy a tantalising variety – lobster, oysters, shellfish chowder and more fresh dishes. Or enjoy the stylish Dakota Bar & Grill, with its delicious breakfast, A La Carte, dessert menu and more. Try bites from the taster menu and accompany this with a scrumptious cocktail. After eating, unwind in the Champagne room.

The staircase leading up to Glasgow School of Art.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

See the wonders of architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, around the city. From Art Nouveau, to an array of hot spots, there are plenty of Mackintosh pieces to be seen in Glasgow. Visit the Hunterian Gallery for a recreation of The Mackintosh House, or head to the Macintosh and Glasgow Style gallery at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Take a trip to the House of an Art Lover, see the monumental Glasgow School of Art and be sure to make a stop at The Lighthouse, for an interactive experience.

St Enoch Centre.

St Enoch Centre

You might need a couple of days to get around St Enoch Centre – it’s the largest shopping centre in Scotland. Expect to find high street classics, as well as world-famous toy store Hamleys and Scotland’s first Dr Martens store.

Kelvingrove museum at night, Glasgow, Scotland with lights.

A mass of Museums

Home to an array of intriguing museums, Glasgow boasts some fascinating free places to visit. Stroll along the River Clyde and pop inside The Riverside Museum of transport and travel. Take a look at world-class cars, the Glenlee ship, stormtroopers and more. Discover the variety of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with a selection of exhibits from across the world. Wander through 22 themed galleries and see mesmerising temporary displays which will inspire you. Or get tickets to the impressive Glasgow Science Centre for an out of this world occasion. Witness exciting experiments, see the space zone and get innovative.

Princes Square shopping centre.

Princes Square shopping centre

Princes Square oozes class, from the Art Nouveau glass roof to the luxury brands residing within the walls of the listed building. Shop at brands including Vivienne Westwood, Lacoste and Reiss, then relax in one of the many restaurants or cafés.

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