Few would argue that Glasgow is a pretty place, but its centre, with all its impressive Georgian buildings and smart contemporary developments, has a dignity too it. Wandering its key shopping streets is easy enough and the people-watching great, but you won’t stumble upon many of the city’s key sights there. Most of these are a little outside the centre, so be prepared to use Glasgow’s underground or buses to make the most of a day here.
Visit Glasgow’s pride, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, then walk west along Argyle Street and north along church street and then Byres Road stopping off at one of its many cafes or picking up a picnic to eat in the grounds of the Botanic Gardens.
Take bus 66 back into central Glasgow and get off bus at the Cambridge Street/Renfrew street then walk one block to the right (south) down to Sauchiehall Street. Turn left down this and follow it to its end, where it finished at Buchanan Street which you can follow to within a block of the small and energetic Gallery of Modern Art. Afterwards stop for coffee and people watching at the stylish Art Deco Princes Square Shopping Centre, finally stroll George Square and visit its City Chambers if you still have the energy.
Finish up with a meal in Glasgow’s Merchant City neighbourhood, such as the City Merchant.