24 hours in Glas­gow

You’ll find cul­ture, cre­ativ­ity and a whole lot more.

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8am GO WEST

Get your caf­feine fix at West End favourite Ar­ti­san Roast (15-17 Gib­son St; ar­ti­san­roast. co.uk), where freshly roasted cof­fee ar­rives daily from their own roast­ery in Ed­in­burgh. Pick up a pas­try and take a slight de­tour to beau­ti­fully land­scaped Kelv­in­grove Park (6 Pro­fes­sors’ Square) be­fore brunch.

10am EAT AND BE MERRY

Slip down to Singl-End (265 Ren­frew St; thesingl-end.co.uk) and en­ter the be­low-street-level hub alive with colour and chat­ter. The menu cov­ers ev­ery­thing from cooked break­fasts and home­made gra­nola to baked goods and open sand­wiches.

11.30am SAY YES TO ART

Check out an ex­hi­bi­tion at GoMA, Glas­gow’s Gallery of Mod­ern Art (Royal Ex­change Square; glas­gowlife.org.uk). With four gal­leries and a ro­tat­ing sched­ule of con­tem­po­rary ex­hibits, plus the stun­ning 18th-cen­tury neo-clas­si­cal build­ing in which they are housed, it’s the ideal place to while away a few hours.

1.30pm SET OUT ON FOOT

Join one of The Glas­gow School of Art’s Mack­in­tosh’s Glas­gow Walk­ing Tours (164 Ren­frew St; gsa.ac.uk). Led by cur­rent or for­mer stu­dents, you’ll dis­cover the works of in­no­va­tive ar­chi­tect Charles Ren­nie Mack­in­tosh and learn about his style and life.

3.30pm HANG WITH THE HIP­STERS

Head to bustling Fin­nieston and se­cure a booth at The Fin­nieston (1125 Ar­gyle St; thefinnieston­bar.com). Show­cas­ing more than 60 gins, a sul­try in­te­rior and a menu fo­cus­ing on eth­i­cally sourced seafood, it’s ex­actly what you de­serve af­ter the walk.

5.30pm AS THE SUN GOES DOWN

Take a stroll down the River Clyde to The

Hid­den Lane (1103 and 1061 Ar­gyle St) to browse the stu­dios and arty bou­tiques, or hop over to stylishly retro Kelv­in­grove Café (1161-1163 Ar­gyle St; kelv­in­grove­cafe.com) for an ex­pertly mixed cock­tail.

8.30pm NEXT-LEVEL DIN­ING

Make a reser­va­tion for din­ner at Al­chemilla (1126 Ar­gyle St; thi­sisal­chemilla.com) and sa­ti­ate with Ot­tolenghi-alumna Rosie Healey’s stun­ning Mediter­ranean-in­flu­enced plates that change daily.

10.30pm END ON A HIGH

Check in to Mal­mai­son (278 W Ge­orge St; mal­mai­son.co.uk) and fin­ish with a night­cap in the Chez Mal bar, or head to your room for an in­dul­gent soak in the tub, or sim­ply to fall sleep in the plush bed.

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