Anyone who knows me well, knows that one of my favourite pastimes is shopping! And Glasgow really is a great place to shop. Its second only to London in the UK for shopping. The main shopping streets in the centre of the city are Sauchiehall St, Buchanan St (pictured) & Argyle St and there are also a few shopping centres such as the St Enoch Centre, the new Buchanan Galleries, Sauchiehall Centre, Princes Square right in the city centre also.Then further out you have the Braehead Shopping Centre [off the m8 at Hillington] & new Silverburn [just off the M77] on the south side of the river. Plus the Glasgow Fort near Easterhouse just off the M8. You can definitely spend a good day shopping until you drop here!
If you want to try shopping away from the city centre then Braehead is for you. Head toward Renfrew and Braehead will be there on the edge of the city.
There are plenty of places to eat and an ice rink too.
Xscape is right beside Braehead, has better restaurants and a multi screen cinema. Xscape also has activities for the keen. There is Sno! Where you can ski, toboggan and ice slide. Pre book at www.snozoneuk.com
Also at Xscape (the spelling is dreadful in this place!) a climbing wall, aerial assault course, adventure golf and soccer circus.
This is the place for bored teenagers!
Rather than wearing your legs away tramping about the city here`s a suggestion to help you relax. The bookshops Borders and Waterstones are ideal for passing some quiet time. Borders is in Buchanan Street and has a Starbucks coffee shop on the first floor while Waterstones has a Costa coffee in the basement beside the children`s books.
Both shops are open later than the surrounding shops.
Glasgow has always been a busy City with many different shops, restauarants and cafes. There are a number of large shopping centres and these are worth a visit - Buchanan Galleries and the St Enoch Centre to name but two!
glasgow is fantabulas for shopping there is something for everyone theres argyle street, the st enoch centre and loads of out of town shopping centres, theres also the barras WOW,
there is something for everyone in this city wether your looking for a bargain or splashing out this is the place for you
Glasgow is the second best city for shopping in the United Kingdom after London.This picture was taken at SAUCHIEHALL STREET,this is main shopping street in the city.Apart of all nice shops that you can see along the street,at the end you will find the largest Departament Store in the city THE BUCHANAN GALLERIES.Also there is another very nice shopping area next the riverside.
As you can see on the picture this street is always crowded!!!.
Also in Glasgow you will find a few more huge shopping centres and department stores,see my shopping tips for more information for shopping in Glasgow.
Must go to Buchanan street, Sauchiehall street and argyle street.
I also think you should go to:
St. Enoch Shopping Centre:
Braehead Shopping Centre:
The Italian Centre:
The Barras Market:
The largest shopping center in Scotland and Europe’s largest glass structure.With a wide variety of shops including large department stores such as Debenhams, Boots, TK Maxx and Bhs.It's a friendly Centre catering for all age groups and tastes.In front you see a Scottish historical building.
We have many interesting shopping places, malls in Glasgow. It is a true fact that, outside London in United Kingdom, Glasgow has the next best shopping precincts, etc. Many UK people make a trip to Glasgow instead of London for a change. It has, of course, many other attractions.
Glasgow is a great place to go shopping. With three largely pedestrianised areas - Sauchiehall St, Argyle St and Buchanan St - Glasgow houses some of the trendiest shops. From cheap and cheerful to downright expensive, there is something for everyone's budget...and even if you are broke, it is worth having a little peek in the windows! I actually went shopping today, first time in a while...stuck it all on my visa card! My favourite place to go shopping has to be the St Enoch centre which is just off of Argyle St. A shop in there, called TK Maxx, is great, it provides designer clothes at a discount, and it is huge!!
My favorite store in Glasgow is in an alley off Byres Road. The store is called Relics, and it is a huge collection of all kinds of valuable old books, music, toys...absolutely everthing and anything you could think of.
I was amazed at the collection of good antiques...
Glasgow is a great place for shopping.
It was so much fun when we were there - on our last day in Scotland, the next day we had to go home. We went shopping until we only had a few pounds left for a few pints in the evening. Of course that's when we found some great clothes.
We sat down on a bench in the pedestrianised area and thought about getting more money but actually we couldn't afford it. Suddenly we saw banknotes 'flying' over the streets. Somebody must have just lost them... We ran there, stopped them with our feet and couldn't believe our eyes: 2 20 Pound bills!!! One for each of us. Enough for one more shirt ;) Great :-)
Buchanan St and Argyle St, are important shopping streets.
Buchanan galleries and other up-market stores are located on Buchanan street.
Most of the stores are located on Buchanan St, near to George Square. There's no must-sees and with a 18% sales tax, there's no great buys either.
Very elegant fashionable shopping center housing excluvise shops,bars and cafes under a stunning art noveau glass roof.Lookout for the Scottish craft center.