Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Nearby Glasgow attractions

Get to know Scotland’s biggest city

The central location of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow is perfect for both business and holiday travellers. It’s near to art galleries, museums, shopping areas and business districts. Enjoy a thrilling night on the town by visiting the array of bars and restaurants in the area, and take your pick of the following attractions:

Visit Scotland’s jewellery hub. This beautiful Grade A-listed arcade was built in 1827 and is now home to more than 30 jewellers and diamond merchants selling contemporary and antique designs. Tucked away from Glasgow’s main shopping street, The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, and hosts a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events. In a city known for its shopping, Princes Square is certainly the most glamorous destination. Browse its designer boutiques or enjoy first class food and drink in its stunning, spacious interior. Named after Buchannan Street, Glasgow’s main shopping street, this stylish precinct is the best place to find the biggest high street stores. Housed in a neoclassical building in the heart of the city centre, GoMA is the base for the city’s modern art collections and hosts regularly changing exhibitions. A Glasgow legend since 1990, this live music venue is famously the place where Oasis were signed. The small, intimate gig space is a must-visit for music fans. This neighbourhood was once Glasgow’s trading centre. Today the beautiful 18th century buildings are home to the coolest bars, clubs, restaurants and boutiques in the city. Recognisable by the iconic Tron Kirk spire, this medium-sized theatre has a thriving reputation for producing new work in-house, or presenting great touring productions. Formerly a dance hall, Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom is now a fabulous music venue, known for its great sound system, unique atmosphere and the vast, kitsch neon sign on its façade. The famous Barras Market sits underneath the ballroom. It has been operating in Glasgow’s east end since the early twentieth century and is now a major street and indoor weekend market. Glasgow Green is the lungs of the city. Situated to the east of the city centre, this relaxing green space is the oldest of Glasgow’s many parks and home to the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens – a museum and glasshouse. Cinema going is a popular pastime in Glasgow, and there’s nowhere better to check out new films and old classics then Glasgow Film Theatre, a beautiful, art deco cinema, purpose built in 1939. Take a tour around Glasgow School of Art, just one of the city's iconic buildings designed by hugely influential Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This breathtaking Victorian cemetery covers 37 acres of slow rise just outside the city centre. Its ornate monuments create a striking backdrop to Glasgow Cathedral and it is a popular tourist spot. Also known as St. Mungo’s Cathedral, this beautiful medieval kirk is a wonderful place to view traditional architecture, or enjoy regular recitals and services.  ‘The Hydro’ is a contemporary events arena, known for hosting international concerts, sporting events and tours. The striking red sandstone building, which sits to the side of Kelvingrove Park, is the most popular free-to-enter-visitor attraction in Scotland. It houses major art and natural history collections. These beautiful gardens, in the heart of the city’s vibrant west end, contain beautiful glasshouses and a popular tearoom. In the summer months, you can watch open-air Shakespeare productions here.  Scotland’s national stadium is the home of football. Take a trip over the river for Scottish cup and international football fixtures, plus major international music concerts. Visit this unique and elaborate residential villa, constructed in the nineteenth century by renowned Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.