Glasgow West End
Glasgow’s West End is the bohemian and cultural heart of the city and a popular area with locals and tourists alike. The West End is also home to the University of Glasgow and the many students who live in the city, adding to the areas relaxed vibe. The main street is Byres road, just two miles from the city centre and easily accessible on foot, by subway or bus. This street and the surrounding area are bustling with cafes, restaurants and shops. The beautiful Victorian terraced buildings in this area are typical to Glasgow.
Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow Botanical Gardens, both in the West End, are two of the largest parks in the city. Scotland’s most visited art gallery, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, is located in Kelvingrove Park. The Scottish Conference and Exhibition Centre (SSE) also attracts visitors to the West End for exhibitions, trade fairs and concerts. There are also many smaller intimate concert venues and clubs attracting big names to the area, especially near the University Campus.
West End Festival, Glasgow
The highlight of the year is the week long West End Festival which takes place in Glasgow late May/early June. The festival was founded in 1996 and has gone from strength to strength. Since it began it has attracted over one million people. Each year there are over 400 free and ticketed events taking place in venues throughout Glasgow’s West End. Events include concerts, theatre performances, guided tours and walks, and activities for children and families.
Explore Glasgow’s West End and all that the West End Festival has to offer from stylish city centre accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. After a busy day of sightseeing, relax in the comfort of your hotel room and take advantage of premier guest services including Sports Direct and a swimming pool.