I love living in Glasgow … anyone who is a avid reader of the blog will know how passionate I am about my home city and Scotland in general. I actually wrote a whole blog post about how I love Where I live.– (please do check it out) 🙂
The only thing that I wish I could change about living in Scotland is the weather! I honestly can’t think of anywhere else where you can experience 4 seasons in one day!
In the sunshine Glasgow is beautiful … I love walking through the city centre or chilling in one of the many parks with a good book. When it’s raining however it can be tricky to think of things to do so I have put together my top 5 things to do to give you some ideas!
♥ Afternoon Tea
There are so may lovely cafes and restaurants that offer afternoon tea but as someone who is gluten free it can be hard to find somewhere that can cater for us! Thankfully the Hidden Lane Tearoom caters for all things gluten free and can be the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family or friends.
♥ Escape Reality
Not as crazy as it sounds! Grab a group of friends together and head over to Escape Reality in Merchant Square where you have 60 minutes to tackle a series of puzzles and games in order to faciliate your escape. There are different themed rooms to chose from such as Alcatraz and Misery … I won’t spoil it all too much for you but honestly it is so much fun, and in the ideal location should you wish to have dinner or drinks afterwards in the square.
♥ Take the Tour Bus
Everytime I visit a new city I love taking a trip on one of the City Sightseeing Bus Tours much to the dismay sometimes of Mr Sparkles and my friends. If you are pushed for time and want to see the key sights then the hop on hop off bus tours are ideal. No need to worry about the rain as you can sit downstairs keeping dry and warm!
♥ Enjoy the Outdoors in The Winter Gardens
Conviently the tour bus drops you right outside The Winter Gardens and Peoples Palace. The gardens are set inside a stunning glasshouse which is home to a zen garden and tropical fish and birds. The peoples palace is one of Glasgow’s top museums and is right next door and well worth a visit.
I know this may seem like an obvious one but retail therapy is something that can still be enjoyed despite the rain. Glasgow is home to a number of indoor shopping centres which are all located within Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street. I guarantee that you won’t get too wet as they are all quite nearby to each other.
I hope I have inspired you to try some new things if you are from Glasgow. If you are not from this amazing city then I really do urge you to take a look at what is available in your hometown. I bet you will be surprised – There is no need to stay in on a rainy day at all!