Celebrating all things Glasgow, we asked our fabulous team at PURE West Nile Street to recommend their top 10 things to do Scotland’s style capital. Start planning your perfect day out!
1. PURE Spa & Beauty
Did you really think we’d leave ourselves off this list? Whether you’re starting your day or winding down, a visit to PURE West Nile Street belongs on any day plan. And if you can’t make it to the city, visit us in Silverburn Shopping Centre instead.
Beautify your nails and eyes before hitting the town (did you remember to wax, too?), or finish a long hard day in our cosy spa upstairs. Turn those aches into tingles with a massage, or bring out your best features with an Elemis facial.
Check out a few snaps of the location taken by our therapists!
2. Cup Tea Lounge, Renfield Street
“Afternoon Tea” — two words that inspire the perfect GDO, overdue catch-ups with friends and reminiscing with your dear old mammy. And where better do this than the Cup Tea Lounge in the city centre?
Choose from over 40 blended teas and artisan sandwiches/paninis to satisfy your tastebuds. Located only around the corner from PURE West Nile Street, afternoon tea and a treatment with us makes for a fantastic day!
… And we know, we’ve done it 😉
3. Shopping in Princes Square
Buchanan Galleries? Where? What? No, we’re kidding. We love the Galleries but a shopping spree in Princes Square has that added element of luxury alongside high street staples.
Their designer boutiques are the green to our green-eyed monster (Vivienne Westwood, anyone? Space.NK?). Their courtyard dining is amongst Glasgow’s best, and according to them, is great for people-watching. Well, don’t mind if we do…
4. Tiki Bar – Bath Street
“Whose round is it?” we say, pretending it’s not ours. We love the Tiki Bar and consider it our soul sister when it comes to a love of dimly lit rooms designed for innocent escapism!
So grab a cocktail in one of their authentic Tiki Mugs and order up something colourful. We recommend an Auch Aye the Bru because it doesn’t get more Glasgow than a name like that.
We’ll see you afterwards for an infra-red sauna detox!
5. Dinner at Mother India – West End
Enjoy fresh, wholesome and fragrant dishes whilst relaxing in one of Mother India’s three floors, each with its own ambiance. Whether you like intimate, private dining or a bustling setting for friends, dinner there can do you no wrong.
Can you tell we’re fans of anything cosy and homely?
6. Experience Ashton Lane – West End
This one little street has more going on in it that Coronation Street (without all the drama!). Embraced by Glasgow’s West End, Ashton Lane is home to many a night laughing and stumbling about the cobbles in the glow of fairy-lights.
Catch up with friends in their many bohemian bars, or be on the look out for their vintage fairs and beer festivals. And yes, we at PURE Spa & Beauty love a good beer festival. We just… need to take extra special care of our skin afterwards!
7. Royal Botanic Gardens
People aren’t so different to plants when you think about it. We need water, the right nutrients, and we love-love-love being in the sunshine. Well, if the weather permits. Vitamin D and a healthy tan does anyone good, but even a winter walk can be cosy.
So, grab the sun lotion or gloves (or both, let’s face it) and wander around the Royal Botanic Gardens in Glasgow. Idle through their beautiful gardens or take in the exotic scenes of the glasshouses. And it’s free, too, which helps.
8. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Facing Kelvingrove Park and the Glasgow University, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is a must-see for anyone in Glasgow – whether they’re from the city or not.
Enjoy a unique balance between art and history, with a fantastic array of Scottish and global artifacts. With bragging rights like the “most popular free attraction in Scotland”, we’ll say no more.
9. The Stand Comedy Club (Glasgow)
We talk often about well-being and relaxation, and how it can benefit your health. But remember… laughter is often the best medicine. So get out from in front of the couch and see some live comedy at the Stand!
With the likes of Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges and a host of new talents practicing their sets there before hitting the grand stages, it’s a fantastic venue for a night out.
10. Hit the music scene
Glasgow is renowned for its thriving music scene, but people often forget that those bands we hear on the radio had to start somewhere. So unplug those earphones and plug into the live music!
Our therapists recommended some great bars and clubs, such as the Butterfly and Pig, Blackfriars or the infamous King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut… though if you actually add “Wah Wah Hut” they’ll know you’re a newbie!