Sights

The key sights are in a fairly tight area in the neighbourhood's centre. These include the magnificent Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvin Hall just opposite and the nearby University of Glasgow, whose worthwhile assets include the fine Hunterian Museum and Hunterian Art Gallery, the latter incorporating Mackintosh House.

Sleeping

The pleasant terraces of the West End are home to lots of worthwhile places to stay, from a hostel and excellent B&Bs to one of Scotland's plushest urban hotels.

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Eating

In many ways, the West End is the powerhouse of Glasgow's foodie scene, with the area around Byres Rd a hub of quality eating and Argyle St in Finnieston a heartland of fashionable new eating options. Great Western Rd and Gibson St also offer excellent choice.

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Eating

Drinking & Nightlife

The West End is liberally sprinkled with places to drink, from cheap and cheerful student dives to quirky bars and cosy cafes. Ashton Lane is a notable focus of nightlife, and Great Western Rd seems to have a pub on every block.

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Shopping

The West End is great for bohemian shopping, with Byres and Great Western Rds the main strips. Off the major roads, small laneways shelter offbeat outlets selling vintage fashion and more.

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