While a lot of people may consider Glasgow a party hub, there is a lot more to the city than the drinking and dancing scene. While the parties may be awesome, and the students do love to have a drink, if you have the chance you should really try and make the most of this city, and all of the amazing things it has to offer. While London is often seen as the best big city of the UK – this reputation comes with a price. In the South, everything is expensive and enjoying day trips, festivals, concerts, or even a meal out followed by cocktails can bankrupt you, in the North it’s possible to have an awesome time in a big city without breaking the bank. The following are some of the best aspects of the arts and culture scene in Glasgow.
- Traditional Entertainment – there are some great classical options available in Glasgow. These include the Orchestra, Theater, Opera, and Ballet. These shows are available all year round, and provide great alternative entertainment for the whole family.
- Riverside Museum and Kelvingrove Art Gallery are home to some great works of art. Whether you like classical art like Van Gogh, Dali, or Monet, or you prefer to check out recent Turner Prize winners held in contemporary architecture, there is art to suit all tastes.
- Music and Comedy – boasting an O2 arena, a Hydro Arena, and some major sports venues, some of the world’s best comedians and musicians perform within the city. Some of the major performers in rock, pop, and country tour in the city, as well as world-class acts like Cirque de Soleil or Disney on Ice.
The culture is one of the jewels of the city and should not be overlooked when considering a trip to the UK. Glasgow is breathtaking in so many ways