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Glasgow

 

Average monthly rent of a 1 bed apartment in the city centre

£614

Average monthly rent of a 1 bed apartment outside of the city centre

£435

Average cost of a 3-course meal for 2 in a mid-range restaurant

£47.50

Average cost of pint of beer (In the city centre)

£3.50

Glasgow is one of Europe’s most vibrant and dynamic cities. The friendliness of Glaswegians is legendary, with visitors regularly commenting on the warm welcome the city gives.

Any local worth their salt will tell you to take a walk and “look up” to really appreciate Glasgow’s architectural heritage. From the medieval Glasgow Cathedral, to the Neo-Gothic University of Glasgow (think Harry Potter's Hogwarts) - to the wonders of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Art Nouveau. There’s no shortage of things to admire in this city.

A UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has a legendary music scene. There’s an annual calendar of events featuring world class cultural and sporting highlights - from piping to athletics and everything in between.

The city houses one of Europe’s largest civic art collections, and with its mix of world-class museums, galleries it’s a cutting edge arts scene that’s renowned across the world.

Glasgow is consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK outside of London. Buchanan Street for the mega malls, brand names and speciality shopping; Ingram Street to find exclusive fashion outlets and the West End for cool vintage, second-hand and independent boutiques.

It also has an ever evolving food and drink scene. The area of Finnieston (recently named as the 'hippest place to live in the UK') is viewed as the city’s ‘foodie quarter’. Glasgow is also the UK’s most Vegan Friendly city. And when it comes to bars, it’s not just about the whisky. Glasgow is firmly part of the craft beer and gin revolution with a number of independent breweries and dedicated gin bars popping up across the city.

 

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