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it has been a long time since i was there. what's going on there these days?
anyway i'm wondering this too, there's a course i want to do at the university of strathclyde there but idk, it's too far from home. are planes from scotland-london cheap and doable? or do people just take trains?
sorry c_r hijacking your thread
you are welcome to join the quest for glasgow based knowledge
trains up to Scotland from London take about 4hrs. unless you're coming from Cornwall or something it isn't really "far"
plus isn't the point of uni to move far far away
at warwick i lived an hours train away from home, close enough to get back whenever i want and far enough to get away. was perfect
Flights are £40ish if you do that.
moving up from Norwich, I would generally recommend it.
Think there's a decent exhibition on at the minute of Richard Wright works which are always beautiful things.
i remember going there ages ago. was really nice
You'd be as well coming up here immediately, there's no guarantee when we'll get this kind of sunshine again.
chinaskis - quite pricey pint but good selection of booze and great tunes
nice n sleazy - "best jukebox in glasgow",full of cunts in bands
captains rest - as above but with no jukebox, does loads of great gigs
stereo - more vegans here but still decent
mother india cafe - best indian in town
asia style - best chinese in town
there's also shit loads of gigs/arts/film stuff always on the go, and i live here
but i do struggle to remember which is which. one of them moved about 5 or 6 years back? was that stereo? new stereo? and mono has a record shop in it?
mono has a record shop in the pub and is run by stephen from the pastels
its called The 78
far too many vegans in there though
i always said that leeds is like manchester except people bother to go to gigs
but leeds is worse. it's a city with its soul ripped out by its desperation to be some kind of northern version of west london
i used to go a lot about a decade ago. i just remember being at gigs at the packhose, jo's well, the brudenell etc where the place was always packed and people were always giving bands they hadn't heard a chance. manchester can be really shitty for that sort of thing some times
rather than confining them to depressing suburban estates
everytime I say I ask people where should I go in Scotland they always say Glasgow.
I have actually been there but it was years ago, we went to the Barrowland and we tried to go to a pub afterwards and they wouldn't let us in because we were English, I think.
pretty grim area round about the barrowlands called the gallowgate
Also I've spent the weekend in Bridgeton so gimme a break eh
Union Jacks, wierd paintings of the Queen, Orange Lodge flags and BNP posters everywhere and the constant fear of impending attack. I wish I was making this up.
which i often have to do when going to games, certainly gets the adrenaline pumping :D
WHY AM I WEARING THIS, but then my accent would be my undoing there probably
Bet it was this one
the louden tavern?
...and I would add the Belle to the list of bars, for a more relaxed atmos for conversational pints, and if your're in town and like wine then head upstairs in Gandolfi and get stuck into some bold reds - nice food too but maybe a bit pricey.
West End festival is on at the mo but I havent actually seen 'owt - looks like a cracking finalle in Oran Mor with Aidan Mofffat, RM Hubbert, We Were Promised Jetpacks amongst others... might pop along.
Was in Asia Style on Sat night as it goes... the Malaysian pancake starter is a thing of rare beauty.
Look, didnae get me wrong, I’m a big fan of the Scotch people. I love Lulu, and if Taggarts on, I’ll tape it. I was very tired that night, and I was pissed off I was in Glasgow. Colleagues of mine have since visited it during the day, and they say they've had a cracking time. I'm sorry. I was wrong; I see that now. My life is yours.
or better than it was a long time ago when i was last there?
just gonna move
I miss not being able to see my team play. I miss how cheap everything is. I think I mostly miss the people (who are in my mind the most wonderful people in the world) and the scenery and the slightly more chilled out lifestyle.
that'll be great
and you are always online, so i figured you must have deleted mne. but i checked, and you haven't and you're still offline. i'm well confused. i've never seen it before. you use the internet more than me!
I'm still there just showing as offline so people don't chat to me until I've got my work done. So here I am instead :/
I have 3.5 hours to do this presentation. Gah
but I wont be very quick replying is all, though normal service resumes on Thursday when both events are out of the way....
I have nothing to add to this thread. Too scared to even look at it on a map
sometimes i need to talk to her like this
everyone should move here for a while at least (except not, cuz it would ruin it)
My flatmate once told me she'd bought 'hundreds of nice foods'.
See, that's kinda the thing. It's great and it just gets on with being great, without banging on about how great it is (and is more likely to have a wry laugh at the less great aspects). Manchester, on the other hand, never ties of telling everyone else how great it is (which it defo is, but self deprecation is way cooler than braggadocio innit).
quotes all the reasons that make it shit. it's really weird.
It looks quite nice when the suns out, I'll give it that. From the window of my hotel I've got a charming view of the top tier of a multi-storey car park and several tall, skinny tower blocks. But there are some lovely looking hills off in the distance.
is the Jurys Inn on Jamaica St.
none of the above! Try again.
Let's just say the hotel is aptly named...
From the window of my hotel I've got a charming view of the top tier of a multi-storey car park and several tall, skinny tower blocks. But there are some lovely looking hills off in the distance.
This is where I normally stay
...nmainly because you get a great selection of free porn on the TV
Clean, big tellie, big bed, fairly quiet. I ain't complaining.
this is my first time in Glasgow for nigh on 20 years. I was hoping to get out and about a bit tonight but it looks like I might be doing some work. Last time I was here it had recently been "European City Of Culture".
I let that one hang there, I think.
Have been in the Thistle once for a Christmas night out, seemed nice. The hills you can see will be the Campsies to the north (I think, someone with better knowledge can probably correct me).
Killermont St/Renfrew St, behind Buchanan Galleries, next to the bus stop, across from the Cineworld.
If it's that one, I once saw a fruity photoshoot taking place from the top level viewing area of the cinema, whilst waiting for a film; window open, with some lass in her smalls in a variety of poses.
(oh, too late, and i think it's changed into a holiday inn, so dinoman had already mentioned it)
we don't want you.
it's just a really pleasant place to be. Unlike Manchester, it has nice parks near the centre and lots of trees and stuff so there are more nice places to walk about that aren't suburbs. Don't think I'd call that many places in Manchester 'beautiful' but Glasgow is beautiful. Tenements are also a really brilliant way to live. And it has an underground (third oldest in the world).
Don't mean to sound like a total snob but the West of Glasgow is by far the nicest part.
there was an actually ok band on market street today and it was sunny and for a change I enjoyed being on market street (and stopped to talk to a chugger about tigers for a bit which was nice too).
in September. This thread has got me looking forward to it so much more. Give me tips for living in the city. Also where to move to (near the uni).
Names of decent letting agents/landlords would also be good actually!
I'm guessing you mean Glasgow, but you know, there are 3 unis and like 5 colleges.
If it is Glasgow, then its the West End, and basically anywhere round there is totally sound
I should have made clear that I meant Glasgow Uni.
that was meant to be a reply to mfmcd57, by the way
It's cheap to live (in terms of rent and living), fairly small, easy to get around, the people seem to be more down-to-earth than most big British cities and often have a particularly warm kind of charm and wit, there's always something on (probably second only to London for gigs), there's parks galore, plus you're really close to the Highlands, and large parts of the city are beautiful!
Don't get me wrong, it can occasionally be an intimidating place, but as with any city there's just places to avoid (and you'd basically never have any reason to go there anyway).
A friend of mine once described it as a 'grimy, green, grandiose goddess' of a city, and it almost made perfect sense...
do think it's really annoying that borders closed though. it was nice if I had nothing to do of an evening and could go in and use it as a library till 10pm.
i don't think i've mentioned this.
also, u get mail?
did i not mention that already? i thought i did. they are totally amazing. i'm going to work out something good to do with them like mount them on some card and have it framed or something. thanks!
This thread should be titled West End of Glasgow though.
why sugar coat it?
a lot of folks replied with things in/around the west end.....
Should have read properly.
Just waiting for a reason to do so i.e a job
We can start a PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BAND and be loved and adored!! Might aswell get sorting a dwelling out now, friend!
This is gonna be totally fuckin mexico
gonna be awful, none of my friends will be there
having been in guildford for the last seven weeks. i am sooooo happy, glasgow is the best - the more time i spend living away from it the more i realise this is true. In terms of variety, parks, culture, people etc. etc. etc. it's just great.