If you’re headed to Glasgow to start your university life then you’re in for a treat. Scotland’s second city is a lively, exciting place to live and to study, so read on to make sure you get to know the lie of the land in good time.
Start in the central Style Mile to enjoy a vast array of shops, from popular high street names to designer brands and unique boutiques. Open later than many UK city centre stores (till at least 7 pm on weekdays, if not later), Glasgow’s Style Mile lets you shop to your heart’s content, whether you’re on a strict budget or looking to blow the family fortune. Check out ANTA and bluebellgray in particular for those ultra-stylish bits and bobs to give your student accommodation the coolest finishing touches. Of course if you’re wise enough to have opted for a room at Woodside House student accommodation then you really won’t need to do much in terms of adding to the design of your home – the apartments are already fabulous!
When you’re tired of shopping, it’s time for some culture. The Glasgow student lifestyle means access to an impressive range of museums and galleries, including the award-winning Riverside Museum and the vibrant, artsy Briggait. If the weather’s fine, opt to relax in the stunning surroundings of Pollok Country Park – 146 acres of outstanding countryside to the south west of Glasgow city centre.
If all that fresh air makes you hungry then Glasgow’s restaurants are ready and waiting. Glaswegians love their food and this is reflected in the quantity and quality of eateries available in the city. Feast on Mexican food at Topoalabamba, enjoy posh fish and chips at Old Salty’s, dine in style at Cail Bruich and soak up the atmosphere at Two Fat Ladies. Oh, and sushi lovers will adore the exquisite treats on offer at Sapporo Teppanyaki.
Glasgow student living also offers some great spots to enjoy your down time with a drink in hand. The Flying Duck and Hillhead Bookclub offer quirky ways to relax in your free time, while Bar Bloc makes for a great night out, whether you want to chat, drink, dine or dance. Indie/rock music and inventive cocktails are the order of the day at Firewater or, if you prefer a laid back vibe while you sip your cocktails, check out Flat 0/1. Clubbers looking for a night out that’s a little more sophisticated than the norm will be delighted by Nice’N’Sleazy, while The Stand Comedy Club and Yesbar Glasgow provide a side-splittingly funny alternative night out.
Glasgow is a city full of delights just waiting to be discovered, so make the most of your Glasgow student living experience and be sure to enjoy all that they city has to offer!
Check out Collegiate’s Glasgow student accommodation today for a glimpse of the ultimate student lifestyle experience in this glorious city. Book now to avoid disappointment!
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