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What's it like to live there?
Where's less good?
it has an urban outfitters.
where's less good - probably edinburgh.
Don't ask them nothin'
this is pretty out of date now
kelvingrove was destroyed in a fire
the west end is good. Kelvingrove park is good.
most of sauchiehall street (at night) is less good but it does have a couple of very nice pub/bar things and music venues.
Glasgow is wonderful to live in. Do you know where in Glasgow you will be living? The West End is the best area probably. What sort of things so you want recommendations for?
He lives right in the centre near Cineworld(?) I think...otherwise I'm going to be working on St Vincent Street, so would want somewhere no more than about 20 mins from there...
I'm going to be pretty much alone and mateless, apart from my workmates...so I dunno, good bars/pubs/restaurants/takeaways/hidden gems of shops/galleries etc...
within walking distance to the west end, but near the subway and the huge tescoes. nicely done.
for what? there's lots of different things. i like ichibans.
the buses are less good. you edinburgh types are lucky in that respect.
Don't worry about picking a team. It's Partick Thistle.
Cineworld is the tallest cinema in the world. You're also near the GFT which is a very good art deco cinema, shows all the hip films.
I would still recommend living in the West End if you had the chance. The underground runs every 5 minutes from a few places in the middle of the West End, and is less than 10 minutes into the city centre.
I'm probably not that good at pubs, but some ones I go to are the Bell, the Halt, Stereo (does nice food), 13th Note. The Rio is a really nice diner like cafe which has live music and serves meals and alcohol. Tchai Ovna is a nice tea house.
Hidden gems of shops: Ruthven Lane, Otago Lane.
The Barras is really cool. The Burrell Collection is really cool. GoMA is ok. The university museums and gallerys are probably better than the council ones.
Glasgow has some veery good Indian restuarants, but these can be pretty expensive eg. Balbirs. Mother India's cafe does a good lunch deal. Italian: La Fiorentina in Govan is really nice, and in a slightly run down area with a subway stop, which is good. It's more authentic than like Di Maggios or Paperinos and places like that. Thai Siam on Argyle Street also has a good lunch deal. For Japanese good, Ichiban is best value for money. If you like fish, An Lochan in Broomhill is good and does affordable pre theatre menus
It's the third oldest in the world, after London and Budapest. Until the '70s staff were still wearing the black lace uniforms issued in 1901 for mourning Queen Victoria. The transport museum is rad place to be too.
weekender noise thing, free of course
I work on St Vincent street too! Where are you working?
I've been with the firm for nearly a year - working in Edinburgh and now I'm going to do six months/a year on the west...
I've lived in Edinburgh for the last six years, and as much as I love the place, most people seem to think the Weeeeedge is better...
I am, however, concerned about having to pick a football team, bucky drinking neds and orange oompa loompa type girls...eek
everyone is leaving town.
I think everyone I went to university with now lives in Clapham...I think it's only temporary though - 6 months - a year...we shall see...
that glasgow is so much better than edinburgh for gigs. and i fear edinburgh is going to get even worse coz shitty people seem to be running the show (tho bring on jeffrey lewis, super excited!).
and I took your advice...I have a nice flat on Dunearn Street and am currently looking at the large poster of Kate Jackson on the wll of my bedroom in Edinburgh with some sadness...as I pack up the last of my stuff...so what's so good about Woodlands anyway?
woodlands has the halt (free gigs) and captain's rest (good pizza, some good gigs)
for me it's nice because it is near uni but also near the city centre
it's close to most fun things but is still pretty and residential
and kg park is a good place to relax in the summer
is teh awesomeness!!111!
Well, it's pretty damn fine on a whole bunch of levels. Grim on others, but the goodness wins out.
DarwinDude's given you a good start.
I moved up here and stayed in a city centre flat to start with. There's a helluva lot to be said for living slap bang in the city centre. Sounds like you might be in the Renfrew Chambers flats if you're gonna be near Cineworld. I looked at some in there. They're alright, and in a handy spot.
Those looking for better value and convenience know Dennistoun's where it's at. Hush to the WEndies. Get over yourselves.
Yeah, you'll be wanting to follow Partick Thistle (or Queen's Park).
It's cheap for a start: cheap rent, cheap food, cheap public transport.
I lived in Hillhead for only £195 a month, and the flat near Ibrox on Paisley Road West was £150 a month?!
The circular underground is fast and easy to navigate and fantastic for drinking games.
For gigs, Glasgow is alive, I loved the Subclub, the Barrowlands and the Woodside Social club.
The city can be beautiful, haunting and wild at times. The Glaswegian melancholy and down to Earth sense of humour and warmth... priceless.
(and probably will)
It's so true- it's such a complex city but I love and miss it.
For partying, the subclub, sunday circus, and melting pot are fantastic. Stereo is a great little place- lovely food and drinks by day, some great bands and club nights in the downstairs bit at night. For pints, pizza and football, I like the admiral. I find the west end overrated- it's great if you've got half a mill to blow on a massive townhouse in westbourne gardens, but otherwise the accommodation is overpriced and not that great. There are some absolutely great restaurants there, but I find the pubs are generally populated by the braying yahs or people who are desperately trying to be "different". I much prefer the city centre and obscure little corners of town.
Ah feck, I'm going to have a little homesick weep now.
Dude is coming from EDINBURGH, remember? :D
1) it's great to live there, everything about Glasgow is great
2) the West End fo' sho'
3) well the entire city is less good since i don't live there anymore :/
if you like looking at nice, interesting buildings and town planning, eg. area developed for the 1901 exhibition.
I have a broad definition of the West End anyway, including Partick, Maryhill, maybe even Scotstoun. I'm so not being snobby.
I love them in their thousands, especially on hills as in Hyndland, and the way they compare as you go down Partickhill, and the history of why they are different to the ones in Partick near the river.
I'm thinking more of stuff like its layout and contrast from parks and green things, rather than stand alone buildings. I guess when people hear West End they think of big blonde sandstone houses and middle class things, but it's the brashness and rustic beauty that forces through that I like. It's a bit of a cliche, but it's how I make my ideal of Glasgow/Unthank/Lanark. Pretty much anywhere the Kelvin goes is nice. I like places like around the top of Gardner Street, the view towards North Kelvinside from the Botanic Gardens, the view from the top of Queensborough Gardens towards Hyndland train station, the expanse of great western road towards anniesland, gartnavel royal hospital grounds. You get a lot of really nice views in the west because it's made up up of little hills. I've heard you saying you don't like the transport museum building before, so we probably have very different tastes.
If you like Park Circus, do you like Crown Circus? http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4RNWE_enGB308GB308&q=glasgow%20map&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl Google street view isn't very good at showing curves...
The Merchant City is also way more gentrified than the west end. I wouldn't like to live around expensive clothes shops and nightclubs and stuff. Trongate would be cool though. I also would really like to live in Garnethill. I would say parts of Partick are in the west end, I mean, it starts from the bottom of Byres Road.
I find quite amusing that “weegies” take upon themselves to tell the rest of the UK how bad Edinburgh is!?!?
Let me tell you how bad Glasgow is…
It’s by far got the most overrated Music scene in the world
I mean ffs you have only about 2 decent bands and 25 utter pish
Ones. Sure you have more venues than Edinburgh but a pub in the middle
Of nowhere with a stage is not really a venue now is it???
It seems that anyone with a Belle & Sebastian album has nothing better to do than prance around Glasgow Green wanking over paintings and shit clothes. All venues/Clubs are third rate at best but with great drug connections (underworld). Look at the people that attend the gigs they are self absorbed twat’s coz they know Alex & Stuart on a first term basis
And which city is it which is wrecked by parochialism, bigotry, tension and violence? Sure as eggs isn’t Edinburgh. Glasgow may be the larger city but the larger the city the smaller the outlook. Most Glaswegians are utterly ignorant of their Edinburgh cousins and if they exercised a little imagination and got over themselves occasionally they might actually find they could go to Edinburgh and have a great night out.
I was offered a job in Glasgow but turned it down straight away as I could not bring myself to live there with all those spoilt idiot gig goers who are oblivious to the fact that the rest of Scotland can’t stand/hear the sight of them at gigs
Don’t listen to anyone who says that Edinburgh is Rubbish they are just Idiots who can’t stomach the fact we are The Capital and always will be…
but Edinburgh is better than Glasgow.
I especially enjoy the Random Capitalisation.
I think you'll
Find that you Are the idiot!!!
SURE AS EGGS
fyi I used to travel through to Edinburgh regularly for gigs but don't go as much now because Edinburgh doesn't really have much of a music scene, certainly not compared to Glasgow. I still go through though and enjoy myself. In Glasgow if a venue closes it is replaced by a new place, sometimes two, in a short space of time. In Edinburgh if a venue closes it stays closed and is generally not replaced by anywhere new
Edinburgh is a nice city but it's a transient city, mainly for overseas students and students from other parts of the UK who make up the population of the centre of Edinburgh. The outskirts contain a number of crime ridden hellholes, just like Glsgow has, but Edinburgh papers over these unsightly blemishes to maintain the shortbread tin image of a Scotland which probably never was to attract tourists
your bitter, hysterical rant was entertaining though, keep up the good work on behalf of your city
but that 'rant' is actually the most recent press release from the Edinburgh Tourist Board.
as being misleading because Glasgow and the other swarming, fetid refugee camps were painted as being part of Auld Reekie ?
Park Circus, Kelvingrove park, the area around Kelvinbridge/Great Western Road - all wonderful to walk around.
But living right in the city centre is hardly going to be a big problem.
In fact in a lot of ways it'll be far handier for you, especially if you're working on St Vincent Street.
I have writen a Glasgow Guide, click the imaginatively titled "Glasgow Guide" link at www.pinup-nights.co.uk . There's a Google Map to accompany it.
You are going to have a great time in our wonderful city (provided you can dodge the admittedly and unfortunately high ned population).
Glasgow on the other hand is probably the most vibrant city in the uk outside London.Great venues mono, stereo-captains rest and so on great records stores volcanic tongues,monorail, most of all the people are fantastic especially me