We recently asked our fans and residents of Glasgow about their favourite places and hidden gems in Glasgow's West End - here's what they came up with:
A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT
Òran Mór's groundbreaking lunchtime theatre programme, A Play, a Pie and a Pint, began in 2004 and now commissions around 37 new plays every year year across every genre. Highlighting the work of some of the UK's most well known writers as well as new and exciting theatrical voices, it's a must-do in the West End.
For those in the know, Valhalla's Goat in Glasgow's West End is a must-visit - it's a veritable treasure trove full of fine wine, beers, and hand made chocolates. With an astounding choice of fine drinks from around the world, we challenge you to go in and not pick something up...
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one that almost needs no introduction as one of the perennial favourite attractions of Glasgow's West End. Housing one of Europe's great art collections amongst many other great exhibitions, it's one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom outside of London.
THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
The University of Glasgow has an amazing history - it's the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world and is often ranked as one of the top universities in the world. With a huge list of famous alumni that have contributed to the university's astounding output, it's well worth a stroll through this historic and important institution of Glasgow.
HANOI BIKE SHOP
Propelled into the spotlight earlier this year when Beyonce was rumoured to have visited during her tour stop in Glasgow, the Hanoi Bike Shop is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant hidden in Ruthven Lane run by passionate foodies. Definitely a hidden gem!
STARRY STARRY NIGHT
Established since 1986, Starry Starry Night is a small vintage boutique located in Dowanside Lane. Known as one of the best vintage shops in Glasgow, inside you'll find an experienced team to help you sift through their extensive range of clothing to find that special item.
Situated right next to the River Kelvin, the Botanic Gardens provide a welcome break from the bustling city outwith the park. A tranquil blend of formal gardens and woodland walks, there's also the beautiful Kibble Palace glasshouse to have a stroll in.
QUEEN'S CROSS CHURCH
Also known as the Mackintosh Church, Queen's Cross is the only church designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh to have been built. After it was decommisioned as a church in the 70s, the church became home of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, regularly hosting art events and exhibitions.
Ashton Lane is a charming cobbled lane full of character, popular throughout the day and also as a late night stop, with a great choice of bars and restaurants. Film lovers should also check out its famous picture house, The Grosvenor Cinema, which boasts big comfy seats for its guests.