Weekenders: Glasgow

Welcome to the first in our ‘Weekenders’ series. We have Habitat Mini’s all over the country, from big cities to small towns. So how would you feel about getting to know these places a little bit better? You could indulge in afternoon tea…a spot for dinner…maybe you’ll even stay overnight and make a weekend of it (see what we did there? Crafty!). And who better to give us the local-lowdown than our store staff; from where to stay to what to do, you’re in good hands. Oh, and don’t forget to pop into Habitat Mini whilst you’re there, and tell them we said ‘hi’! First up: Glasgow.

Somewhere to stay…

citizenM is a trendy boutique hotel offering affordable luxury with inspiring interiors. It also offers meeting rooms or hot desking if you are on business and is located in the heart of the city centre.  If you crave sheer indulgence, Blythswood Square & Spa is the place to stay, unwind and sip some delicious cocktails in sumptuous surroundings.

A spot of lunch…

Whether you are in the city centre or Glasgow’s vibrant West End you will be spoiled for choose to eat lunch.  Cafe Dandofi in the city centre or Ox & Finch in Finnieston will not disappoint.

Retail therapy…

Take a break from the bussle of Sauchiehall and Buchanan Streets (aka ‘Style Mile’) to visit the Byres Road in the West End for quirky and unusual independent shops and traders.

An afternoon pick-me-up…

It has to be one of three branches of Tinderbox for quite sit down & recharge the batteries before more shopping or meandering.

A pre-dinner drink…

The Corinthian for a refreshing pre dinner tipple or try Brew Dog to sample from Scottish craft beers in the Merchant City.

An evening meal…

Guys Restaurant in the Merchant City is small but big enough to delight the taste buds.

Something else we should make time for…

Take the Glasgow Bus Tour by day time to hop on & off at the great architecture that catches your eye, grab a space in Botanic Gardens and a wee ice cream cone as a treat. By night the Ghoulish Tours will have your hairs on end with dark stories of the cities past.

Top tip…

You can easily walk around the city centre or ride the subway to the West End. If the sun is shining why not hire one of the People Makes Glasgow bikes with stations all over the city and cycle to the many museums, art galleries. visitor centres, parks and cycle routes along the River Clyde.

Habitat Mini (within Homebase), Main St, Glasgow, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire G62 6JP

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