Shopping in Glasgow

Arrive in Glasgow by bus or train and you can't help but be immediately surrounded by Glasgow's city centre shopping district. Opposite the Buchanan Bus Station could be the Royal Concert Hall, which sanwellsr2fiwriu forms the north end of the Buchanan Galleries - certainly one of Glasgow's best loved shopping destinations.

Situated in one's heart of Glasgow's shopping district, where Buchanan Street meets Sauchiehall Street, the Galleries boasts over 80 shops, including fashion, cosmetics, jewellery, food and drink retail outlets. The Buchanan Galleries are often accessible by bus, train and underground and, with an award-winning 2000-capacity car park, by car too from the nearby M8 Motorway, which connects Glasgow to one's heart of central Scotland.

If you like to browse independent boutiques or international branded fashion outlet stores, then you could find all you need on nearby Buchanan and Sauchiehall Street. Here, you'll find branches of big names in fashion, sport, books and music, all within walking distance of a number of other shopping malls in Glasgow's city centre.

Off Buchanan Street you may also access the elegant Princes Square shopping centre, which houses exclusive boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Further towards the Clyde on Buchanan Street you can discover Scotland's largest shopping centre, the St Enoch Centre. This shopping mecca is also Europe's largest glass structure, rendering it something of a historical site of interest too. Here, you can indulge in a number of high street and big brand name stores while its family friendly atmosphere means you can relax with the kids in play areas or grab a mouthful to eat in the St Enoch Centre's huge food court, which serves food to suit all palates.

Glasgow's shopping district also boasts the historic Argyll Arcade. Built-in 1827, this Parisian style Arcade is certainly one of oldest covered shopping centres in Europe. Here you'll find 32 jewellers and diamond merchants, catering to modern and antique tastes in diamond rings and watches, under one historic iron-framed hammerbeam roof.

Elsewhere in Glasgow's busy shopping district, you'll find modern shopping in the nearby Merchant Square Indoor Shopping Centre, which offers bars, restaurants and arts and crafts retail outlets.

No shopping visit to Glasgow could be complete, however, without a trip to the city's Barras Market. A mix of covered and open market stalls abound with eclectic goods available at great prices, from antiques to DVDs. Well loved as you of Glasgow's less salubrious shopping destinations, but much more fun for the inimitable Glasgow banter, you can well grab a bargain and while away a day in this character-full historic shopping market.


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