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Why not take advantage of these great shopping opportunities with one of our shopping breaks in Glasgow?

Buchanan Galleries

Buchanan Street 
Tel: 0141 333 9898

Located at the top of one of Glasgow’s most prestigious shopping districts, Buchanan Street, Buchanan Galleries shopping centre is in the heart of Glasgow city centre

It’s home to around 90 of the best retail names, including top high street stores John Lewis, Mango, River Island, NEXT and H&M. It even has stores you won’t find anywhere else such as Fred Perry, Thomas Sabo and Korres

If all that shopping is making you weary then there are plenty of places to have a coffee or a bite to eat including Starbucks, Costa Coffee and The Place to Eat at John Lewis. 

Buchanan Galleries has a 2000 space car park open until 11.30pm every day. Car park entrances are on Killermont Street and Cathedral Street

Opening hours: 9am-6pm Monday – Friday excluding Thursday 9am – 8pm and Sunday 10am-6pm

Princes Square

48 Buchanan Street
Tel: 0141 221 0324

A replica of Foucault's Pendulum, which demonstrate that the earth is turning, is the centrepiece of this city-centre mecca of 'must visit' shops and restaurants ranged over six floors. The range of upmarket outlets is overwhelming, so watch that credit card, it might just get away from you and wreak havoc. Hugo, Calvin Klein, French Connection, Reiss, Whistles & Morgan outlets might cause some damage

This is perhaps the symbol of the new improved, culturally capitalised, 'designer' Glasgow. You might love it or loath it, but it has become a much loved a part of Glasgow

Open 9am-1am Mon-Sat; 11.30am-5.30pm Sun

Italian Centre

John Street / Ingram Street
Tel: 0141 552 6099

World famous names - wonderful atmosphere - not to be missed. A selection of the finest Italian designer stores with pavement cafes completing the centre's cool and contemporary theme

St. Enoch Centre

55 St Enoch Square
Tel: +44 141 204 3900

The St. Enoch Centre, still the largest glass structure in Europe, prides itself on being a fun, family, and friendly shopping centre. The complex contains over 80 stores, a wide variety shops include many British high street stores here such as Boots, BhS, Debenhams, Oasis & Burton

The centre boasts Scotland's biggest food court, with over 850 seats and food outlets such as Sandwich Delight, Sea Fresh, Spuds 'r' Us, Di Maggios plus lots more. It has become one of Glasgow's best-known landmarks

The Centre started trading in May 1989 and was officially opened by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, in May 1990

Interesting fact, when St. Enoch Square was first opened in 1783 it was first used for grazing sheep!

The site has also played host to the St Enoch Church and St Enoch Hotel. Making the location a very bustling place since the late 1700's. A far sight from what it is now

There is plenty of stuff to do for the kids with a kiddies play area and personal Kiddy's Cabs (saves having to drag them everywhere) Older kids can enjoy the two-man ride simulator!

St Enoch offers a wide range of choice which is ideal for everyone and far more enjoyable to be indoors rather out in Glasgow's rainy, damp weather

The St.Enoch Centre is open every day throughout the year except Christmas Day and New Years Day

Current opening times are: 
Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm 
Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm 
Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm

Argyle Arcade

30 Buchanan Street
Tel: 0141 221 6680

One of Britain’s oldest covered shopping arcades, built in 1827

Argyll Arcade is a covered street which has the biggest selection of 32 jewellers' shops all under one roof. John Baird takes the credit for its ornate iron-framed hammerbeam roof which is as pleasing to the eye as the glittering contents of the shop window displays. The L-shaped arcade was built in 1904 and to this day houses an array of local jewellery designers' shops as well as antique jewellers' shops

Sauchiehall Street Shopping Centre

Savoy Shopping Centre
Sauchiehall Street
Tel: 0141 333 9507

A wide choice of cut-price bargains from small, independent retailers

Not far from the Sauchiehall Street Shopping Centre is the Savoy Centre where you can stroll through 2 levels of small shopping outlets which a huge range of bargains on offer from paintings of Glasgow to cut-price videos, jewellery and furniture

Sauchiehall Street Shopping Centre
177 Sauchiehall Street
Tel: 0141 332 0726

Great brands and great choice in prime location

This recently refurbished and always popular - shopping centre on the north side of the city centre houses a number of the regular mall shops such as Superdrug and WH Smith, as well as some more unusual ones like TK Maxx and Primark which aim to bring you top-notch brand names at discount prices. Well worth a visit and is surrounded by loads more great shopping destinations

West End

The West End of Glasgow is worth at least a day or two of exploration, with various excellent shopping opportunities

The main shopping street is Byres Road, which starts at the Botanical Gardens and heads south; walk down the road for about 30 minutes and you eventually reach the Clyde. Byres Road is served by several tube stations, the most convenient being Hillhead and Kelvinhall.

Byres Road is filled with great shops selling just about everything. It's eclectic mix of shops doesn't contain too many chains, which is a relief. There are some great cafes and bars here too, so you can rest a while with a pint or a cappuccino, take your pick.

Just off the main road is Ashton Lane. One guide book calls it 'one of the most attractive streets in the West End, and indeed all of Glasgow'. Perhaps they mean that there's no traffic in this cobbled side street. Ashton Lane contains a cinema as well as several pubs and restaurants, several of which appear in various "Best of Scotland" eating guides.

During the long summer evenings, the lane generates its own atmosphere, with crowds of people eating and drinking outside. Its just down the hill from Glasgow University so there's a real mix of people around.

The Barras

Saturday - Sunday: 10am -5pm

A historic marketplace that's sure to surprise!

An electric mix of covered and open stalls selling a huge range of goods from antique furniture to computer games. The Barras has gained an unenviable reputation for selling counterfeit videos, CDs and DVDs of dubious quality, often available there before anywhere else in Europe. Worth a visit if you're in the city over the weekend, but beware that it's definitely at the lower end of the Glasgow shopping experience in terms of quality of material services but it does have great character and the ever-present opportunity for a genuine bargain