The Library, Glasgow

Places To Go

The apartment is so well located that whatever the weather or however you feel there will be something nearby to do. If you feel like just relaxing in the apartment then you can do just that in our comfortable lounge and read a book from our small library or watch TV or a DVD from our DVD library.

You may need to do some work or just want to browse the internet or check email in which case if you have brought your laptop along you can take advantage of the free internet access in the apartment.

Here are some suggestions for your visit anyway.

Local Amenities
Eating & Drinking
A Wee Stroll

Local Amenities

Night Shopping Mall The nearest SUPERMARKET is Sainsbury local in Queen St - less than 2 minutes' walk. There are also many other supermarkets nearby including Marks & Spencer foodhall in Argyle St.

Your nearest POST OFFICE is in Glassford Street - a few minutes' walk away.

The nearest CHURCH is St George's Tron Church which is again within very easy walking distance.

The main HOSPITAL is The Glasgow Royal Infirmary which is under 10 mins away by car.

Nearest CAR PARK is Glasshouse on Glassford Steet for short stay (less than 5 hours) or King St for Long Stay. See Parking information for more details about parking and location.

Eating & Drinking

Glasgow Bar Miller Street itself has at least 3 and maybe more places to eat and drink.

The nearest pub is just accross the road from the apartment and is called CAIRNS. It is an unassuming Glasgow pub with good prices on beer and food. They often have a karaoke session at the weekend.

Further up Miller Street in the direction of George Square you will find a CHINESE restaurant. Next door to the Chinese is SOHOS which is a Pizza Pasta restaurant and bar offering very good value in comfortable surroundings.

Turn the corner to your right and you enter Ingram Street where you will find the CORINITHIAN. This venue is a must just to see the interior as it has been restored to its former glory and is very spendid. It has a very good restaurant as well as a piano bar and the Light Bar which offers free wi fi (if you sit on the table to your left as you enter!) It is a favourite place for the night time lovers at the weekend but is also worth visiting midweek and lunchtimes when its not so busy.

The street parallel to Miller Street is Queen St and here you can find a few more pubs and restaurants as well as a take a way fish and chip shop. Ideal to try a real Glasgow fish supper (or try a haggis supper). Royal Exchange Square is on Queen Steet and this is the trendy where to be seen segment of the Merchant City. You will find nestling amongst Costa Coffee some very fashionable clubs and restaurants.

Rogano THE ROGANO is situated here and is a famous Glasgow institution well known for its Art Deco style and Oyster bar. Its a small intimate restaurant with a champagne bar, specialising in sea food but also has a less expensive cafe style brasserie downstairs which is affordable for a meal. If its not too busy then after the meal you can finish off your drinks sitting in one of the booths upstairs!

Walk through Royal Exchange Square into Buchanan St and beyond and you will find a plethora of bars and restaurants. One famous bar is in Drury Lane (near Central Station) called the HORSESHOE and again is a must see for its original traditional pub interior. If you ever watch TV shows filmed in Glasgow like Taggart, you will often find the pub conversations have been filmed in the HorseShoe. Upstairs there is a lounge bar serving food and it often has entertainment.

Of course you are in the heart of the Merchant City so there are many more bars, clubs and restaurants all located within a few minutes walk. The old Fruit Market in Candleriggs for example is home to the METROPOLITAN and ONEILLS to name but a few.

The diversity of Glasgow is such that you wont need to wander far to find what suits you for food and drink.

A Wee Stroll

Waterfront Promenade (see photo gallery for pictures from this walk)

An ideal walk on a weekend morning could take you first of all to the Barras and then through Glasgow Green and along the Clyde Walkway and back into the city centre. Turn left from the bottom of Miller Street into Argyle Street and walk on past the Tolbooth and stay on London Rd on your right. Round the bend you will see the entrance to the Barras. Though its not what it once was you might fancy a look round and buy some local produce such as cloutie dumpling or cheap DVDs. Cross the road again from where you entered the Barras and head left and you will se the entrance to Glasgow Green.

Walk through the Green and have a look at People's Palace; Daulton Fountain;Winter Gardens and the old Templetons Carpet Factory. You can stop for refreshments either in the Winter Gardens or at the restaurant in the West Brewery which is located in Templetons carpet factory.

Suitably fed and watered walk down to the river where you will find the suspension bridge. Stay on this side of the river and follow the city centre signs along the walkway to the Mclellan Arch and the main road. Cross the Main Rd and out of the Green and continue along the walkway until you enter Custom House Quay. This is looking a bit tired now but once was the place to be! Walk as far as the next pedestrian suspension bridge and you will find you are at the bottom of St Enoch Square. Now you have to prise the shoppers away from the St Enoch Centre and stroll back to the apartment.

This is a very easy walk and would only take about 30 minutes maximum if you didnt stop at the tourist sights en route.

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