To the east of George Square is the Merchant City, a fashionable place to eat, drink and play. Further east is the East End, a traditional working-class stronghold, and to the north is the oldest part of Glasgow, around the medieval cathedral. West of George Square is Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street the city's principal shopping thoroughfares. From here the streets rise towards Blythswood Square, a much quieter area of elegant late Georgian buildings turned into offices. Beyond Charing Cross is the city's West End and home of some of the city's best museums.
Things to do in Glasgow
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove is the most-visited museum in Scotland, and the sixth most-visited museum in Britain.
Glasgow School of Art
The Glasgow School of Art specialises in the advancement of fine art, design and architecture.
St Andrews In the Square
St Andrews In the Square is an exciting new venue for performing arts and Scottish Dance