Glasgow West End – a guide to the areas

The ‘West End’ of Glasgow is renowned for its beautiful architecture, quaint shops, bustling nightlife, parks and is centred around Byres Road. The area attracts young and mature professionals and students attending Glasgow University.

There are many attractions including the Kelvingrove Art Galleries, the new Riverside Transport Museum, Botanic Gardens, Kelvingrove Park and numerous leisure facilities, bars and restaurants. The Glasgow Underground runs throughout the West End making transport to the City Centre easy and quick.

The area around Byres Road is known as Hillhead and Dowanhill and is the busiest and liveliest part of the West End. Byres Road is a main artery running between Dumbarton Road and Great Western Road and people come here to shop, dine and meet friends. Ahston Lane situated behind Byres Road is a popular cobbled lane come rain, hail or snow. The lane is housed by many pubs, restaurants and the Grosvenor Cinema where you can enjoy watching a film with a glass or wine or beer.

Hillhead

‘Hillhead’ between Byres Road & Woodland Road is populated with students looking to be within a stones through away from Glasgow University and the buzz of Ashton lane.

Dowanhill & Hyndland

Dowanhill between Hyndland Road and Great Western Road is populated with professionals and is mainly housed by conversions and detached houses with good sized gardens.

Broomhill

Broomhill – Popular with young professional and families looking for close proximity to the West End and Glasgow City Centre but having a little more room and garden space.

Anniesland

Popular with young professional and families looking for close proximity to the West End and Glasgow City Centre but having a little more room and garden space.

Kelvinbridge

An extremely lively & popular area with students, young professional and academics. There are a great range of quirky shops, cafes, restaurants and bars running along Great Western Road and its own Underground .

Park

Located around Park Circus, which sits atop a hill beside Kelvingrove Park, is popular with professionals and families. The area is bordered by the City Centre, Kelvingrove, Kelvingrove Park and Woodlands.

Finnieston

‘Between Glasgow City Centre and the West End, this area is becoming a popular neighbourhood with a mix of students, young professionals and academics.

Partick & Thornwood

Popular with students and young professionals offering cheaper accommodation but still close to all the amenities of the West End.

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