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A Perfect Day in Glasgow

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A perfect day in Scotland's largest city can take on a number of different permutations. This particular schedule though is a classic mix of lowbrow, highbrow, and a few things in between. With a judiciously sourced cooked breakfast providing the foundation for the day, the itinerary veers its way around a contemporary arts hub, a fascinating kinetic theater, and some of the city's best shops. With Scottish culinary treats providing ballast, the journey concludes with a few well deserved drams.
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42 Otago Ln, Glasgow G12 8PB, UK
Any tea aficionado best sharpen their sleuthing abilities and set out to find Tchai-Ovna. Squirrelled away on a residential street in the Glasgow Uni ’hood, this cosy tea house is a welcome reprieve from the damp cold that seats itself into your...
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920 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G3 7TF, UK
Right in the heart of Glasgow's up and coming Finnieston, Ox and Finch is a trendy, high-ceilinged venue with a casual vibe, offering creative and contemporary tapas-style dishes. Definitely one of Glasgow's most inventive, refreshing tables at...
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350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD, UK
"If I’m out drinking, I’ll go to the bar at the CCA, which has a great vegan café as well.” -Stewart Laing This appeared in the January/February 2014. Read more about Stewart Laing's Glasgow neighborhood.
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154 Hope St, Glasgow G2 2TH, UK
My boyfriend and I are scotch drinkers so we absolutely had to find the best bar to sample great scotch while we were in Glasgow. After a little research we found this bar. First we went and had dinner at a nearby spot where we had great food...
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164 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
“Let’s have a Greggs!” This refrain is certainly something you may overhear while roaming the rather handsome streets of Glasgow. Is Greggs a chain? Yes. Does Greggs have a rather ubiquitous presence? Certainly. Did somehow I find myself back...
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Princes Square, 48 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3JN, UK
A restored Victorian atrium space with boutique shops and restaurants, Princes Square is a key shopping destination on one of the busiest retail streets in the United Kingdom. The mall is set across four levels, with fashion options ranging from...
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103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD, UK
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is a hidden treasure of Glasgow. The theater is located in an art centre 103 Trongate street. The show is played by sculptures made by Eduard Bersudsky.The characters are very cute, yet there is a deep meaningful story...
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730 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 0UE, UK
The Gaelic translation of Glasgow, Glaschu, literally means “dear green place”—an appropriate name for a city which boasts over 90 parks and gardens within its city boundaries. A fantastic example of this is the sprawling Botanic...
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729-731 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2AA, UK
The Scottish penchant for fried food is well known, but Glasgow's best cooked breakfasts are growing ever more sophisticated. A case in point is Gusto and Relish in the city's southside which uses only the best quality ingredients from local...