Winter city break for couples in Glasgow

If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend a romantic city break in the UK this winter, look no further than the dynamic city of Glasgow. Scotland’s liveliest city is jam-packed full of great things for couples to do and is a great date destination. Whether you and your partner love to explore museums, stroll around a city’s beautiful parks, check out the foodie scene or hit up stylish bars, you’ll be impressed by the range of hot spots Glasgow has to offer.

Apex City of Glasgow Hotel is perfectly placed in heart of the action, within walking distance of Glasgow’s top attractions. Situated on Bath Street, just a short stroll from the city’s main transport links, our Glasgow hotel boasts a chic, Scandi-style design throughout and dreamy beds in every room. Some of our rooms also boast floor-to-ceiling windows with showstopping views of the city centre, making them the perfect place to spend a romantic break.

Read on for our favourite things to do on a couple’s break to Glasgow.

Glasgow’s foodie scene

Once known for deep fried Mars bars, the city of Glasgow is now full of award-winning restaurants and is a must-visit for any keen foodies out there. If you’re in the mood for steak, The Butchershop Bar & Grill serves up a variety of delicious cuts in the city’s West End. If you fancy something a bit more casual, Absurd Bird in Glasgow city centre offers a fun menu featuring some of the best fried chicken you’ll ever taste. And if you’re looking for a romantic date spot, The Ivy on Buchanan Street is a deliciously indulgent choice.

Or, if you’re tired after a busy day of taking in the sights, you can always tuck into a delicious feast at Apex City of Glasgow Hotel before crashing out in one of our comfortable beds.

Lively nightlife

Glasgow is home to some of the best nightlife in the UK so it’s perfect for fun-seeking couples who love a tipple. From the quirky Ashton Lane in the West End to the trendy Merchant Square, there are hundreds of bars and pubs to explore. Why not start the night off in style with a cocktail at The Spiritualist; one of Glasgow’s chicest bars. If you’re in the mood to dance, The Social is just a short walk away and hosts the city’s hottest DJs on weekends. For whisky lovers, catch the Subway from Buchanan Street to Hillhead and visit Oran Mor in the city’s West End for a wee dram.

Wherever you choose to spend the night, you’re guaranteed good drinks and even better company. They don’t call Glasgow one of the world’s friendliest cities for nothing.

Unparalleled culture

With Glasgow’s lively nightlife and exciting food scene, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about all the art and culture the city has to offer. From the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to the modern Riverside Museum, there’s something for everyone in this cultural hub. Unleash your inner scientist at the Glasgow Science Centre and take in the stunning art (and the iconic Duke of Wellington statue donning a traffic cone hat) at the Gallery of Modern Art. If the city’s architecture alone doesn’t pique your interest, the museums will.

Top entertainment

A UNESCO City of Music, it’s no surprise that Glasgow regularly plays host to some of the world’s biggest acts. The SSE Hydro is welcoming a diverse calendar of artists in 2020, ranging from Lewis Capaldi to Stereophonics and Elton John, so there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. If you prefer a more intimate show, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut is one the country’s coolest venues and is just a short stroll from our Glasgow hotel. If you and your partner are music lovers and haven’t been to this exciting city yet, what are you waiting for?

Cool street art

If you’re a keen photographer, or even if you just like snapping photos on your phone, you’ll be impressed by the wide range of Instagrammable street art in Glasgow. There are several beautiful murals dotted around the city and thanks to Glasgow’s walker-friendly layout, you can easily take a tour of them all on foot. Grab your camera and comfortable shoes and make a day of it – you can find the mural trail here. We recommend stopping off at some of Glasgow’s independent cafes along the way to really get a feel for the city.

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