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Buchanan Street

Cutting through the heart of Glasgow, this bustling pedestrianized street is lined with sleek shopping centers, restaurants and several cultural highlights.

Buchanan Street is a common part of any trip to Glasgow as it is bookended by two major stations. Spend time on this wide, car-free street during your trip to the cosmopolitan city. Walk along the length of “Style Mile” for an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing.

At the northern end of Buchanan Street is a set of iconic steps that lead up to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Lounge with the locals who like to gather on the stairs as a focal point in the city. Not far from this meeting point is the statue of Donald Dewar, the first leader of a devolved Scottish Parliament.

Spend an evening in the concert hall, which hosts orchestras, legendary musicians and experimental performances. The modern auditorium, shaped for the best listening experience, is the Glasgow home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, who perform here frequently.

Head south from the hall to reach the Buchanan Galleries, an expansive mall. This street is the main shopping destination in the city, with fashion boutiques and several stylish retail centers. Spend hours browsing the latest trends in Princes Square Shopping Centre, which is built around an elegant, glass-roofed atrium. The jewelry shops in Argyll Arcade are equally enticing.

Take a small detour off Buchanan Street in either direction to admire art in beautiful surroundings. Turn to the west to the Lighthouse, a center for design and architecture created by famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A few yards east of the street is the neoclassical Gallery of Modern Art, which combines permanent exhibits with touring exhibitions to display the best in contemporary painting, sculpture and multimedia.

After filling your shopping bags, relax in one of the cafés and restaurants facing onto the street. Choose from Indian restaurants, pizzerias, American food joints or more informal coffee shops.

Walk from Buchanan Street to Glasgow's two major train stations. Trains from Queen Street head north and east into the rest of Scotland, while Glasgow Central links the city to the west coast as well as regular routes into England.


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Lodging Near Buchanan Street

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Point A Hotel Glasgow

Point A Hotel Glasgow

80 Bath Street, Glasgow
4.5
of 5, from 131 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Buchanan Galleries, George Square, and Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Cathedral and The SSE Hydro are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$90
Grand Central Hotel

Grand Central Hotel

99 Gordon Street, Glasgow
4.2
of 5, from 798 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The hotel is joined to the architectural marvel that is Glasgow Central Station, surrounded by top boutiques. The 12th-century cathedral is 7 minutes away by car, and it's a short walk to the Gallery of Modern Art, as well as to great restaurants like Rogano Oyster Bar, a local institution.

$69
Jurys Inn Glasgow

Jurys Inn Glasgow

80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow
4.1
of 5, from 554 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This modern hotel is situated in the heart of Glasgow; the Gallery of Modern Art is within 800 meters, and Hunterian Art Gallery is two miles away.

$87
Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

301 Argyle Street, Glasgow
4.2
of 5, from 447 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

A modern architectural landmark, the Radisson Blu is in the city centre, across from Central Station and steps from the financial district. Buchanan Street, Glasgow's main shopping thoroughfare, is a 5-minute walk.

$65
Apex City of Glasgow Hotel

Apex City of Glasgow Hotel

110 Bath Street, Glasgow
4.6
of 5, from 103 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The hotel is located only a few minutes walk from Glasgow's main shopping district and theatres including the King's Theatre, Royal Concert Hall and the Pavilion Theatre. The Hydro and SECC are also just a 10-minute journey from the hotel.

$117
Carlton George Hotel

Carlton George Hotel

44 West George Street, Glasgow
4.4
of 5, from 290 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is steps from Merchants' House and George Square. Gallery of Modern Art and Glasgow Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.

$70
Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square

Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre George Square

74 Miller Street, Glasgow
4.6
of 5, from 163 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is steps from Gallery of Modern Art and George Square. Glasgow Cathedral and The SSE Hydro are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$66
Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre

Park Inn by Radisson Glasgow City Centre

139 - 141 West George Street, Glasgow
4.2
of 5, from 203 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lighthouse, George Square, and Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow Cathedral and The SSE Hydro are also within 2 mi (3 km).