Glasgow city life
Glasgow is a captivating city that will provide you with a long list of different things to do and interesting places to visit, during your leisure time.
First off, Glasgow is a city teeming with arts and music, having been awarded UNESCO city of music status and hosting around 130 music events weekly. Art places to visit include: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Burrell Collection, the Mackintosh Ten, the Gallery of Modern Art or the House for an Art Lover.
Other landmarks you should not miss in Glasgow are: the Glasgow Necropolis, the Stand Comedy Club, the Glasgow Science Centre, St Andrew's Cathedral, the People’s Palace, the Winter Gardens, Kelvingrove Park, the botanic gardens, Kibble Palace and the Loch Lomond Aquarium.
Glasgow is consistently voted as one of the best places to shop in UK, from the high street chains and chic boutiques to second hand shops. Good places for shopping in Glasgow include: the Buchanan Galleries, St. Enoch Centre, the Barras market, or Argyll Arcade.
A city that enjoys sports, Glasgow has major international sporting arenas and offers many opportunities for practicing and watching football, rugby, ice hockey, swimming, basketball, cricket, etc.
Some of the most crowded students’ clubs in Glasgow include: the Sub Club, Bamboo, the Garage, Stereoe, Missoula, SWG3 or La Cheetah.
Glasgow has magnificent links into the highlands and islands for you to get around.
International atmosphere in Glasgow
Glasgow is one of England’s most diverse cities, hosting a large percentage of ethnic minority groups, and receiving annually thousands of visitors and international students. Some of the most populous communities are formed by Pakistani, Africans, Chinese, Indians, Bangladeshi, as well as by European expats, including Polish and Italians. Most students agree the highly international environment in Glasgow has greatly influenced their perspective on the world and introduced them to many career opportunities that opened up their future.
The weather in Glasgow can be quite changeable, matching the proverbial “four seasons in one day”. Summers are warm and begin in mid-June, with an average temperature of 19°C (67°F). Winters are typically cold and begin at the end of October; average temperatures range from 1°C (35°F) to 7°C (45°F).