You're spoilt for choice for student housing in Glasgow, with stylish options close to all the universities. Scotland's biggest city is a true international capital, offering world-class culture, incredible history and an amazing student lifestyle.
Named as one of the world's top places for the arts, and as the UK's first UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow has a work hard, play hard ethos and plenty to entertain you. Its architecture is some of the most stunning in the UK, taking in Art Nouveau, Victorian and Gothic – the University of Glasgow is said to have inspired Hogwarts. And the city has lots of green spaces and Loch Lomond as its ‘back garden' when you want a break.
Glasgow is a 24/7 city, throbbing with music, cafes, bars, clubs and comedy. Shopping ranges from vintage markets and indie boutiques to big brands and designer labels. Foodie culture is similarly diverse, taking in street stalls and pop-ups to fine dining. Immerse yourself in the music scene in iconic venues like Barrowlands Ballroom and King Tuts Wah Wah Hut. Or head to the wharf for wake boarding, whitewater rafting and paddle boarding.
Glasgow is a powerhouse of performance and the arts, and your centrally located student home puts you in the front row. The city is home to Scotland's national orchestra, theatre, opera and ballet, as well as numerous venues, festivals and events. For art, make a start at the iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, The Lighthouse and the Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow is famous for its graffiti, making its streets a vibrant gallery for contemporary culture.
Every brick tells a story in Glasgow, from the Medieval cathedral to its Merchant buildings, its shipbuilding on the River Clyde, the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the terraced Tenements. Explore the city's neighbourhoods to understand more of its heritage, starting from your student home in the centre of the city, then taking in the characterful West End, the parks and sports of the Southside, historic East End and urban playground of the regenerated North.
Glasgow has 3 international airports within 40 miles of the city centre, and ferry links from Ireland and Northern Europe. Rail services connect the city to all parts of the UK, with travel by train taking around four hours from London and Birmingham. Glasgow is served by four motorways. The city is served by subway, bus and train services, and Nextbike Glasgow has bikes and e-bikes to hire.