Hello! I’m back to share the second installment of my mini guide to Glasgow! You can check out the first post here which included us exploring the University of Glasgow and some of my favourite spots on Byres Road. There will be one final installment in the next few days which features House for an Art Lover… it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! But more on that soon…
Firstly, here is a little montage of everything featured in this post!
12pm– we had a leisurely morning heading in to Buchanan Street in the centre of town. For Grandma’s birthday, I decided to take her to the Willow Team Rooms for lunch so we booked up and headed off for that! The Willow Tea Rooms were designed by Scottish artist Charles Renee Mackintosh in the early 20th century. They are truly beautiful! I’ve been once before with my sister for tea and cake and it was delicious. The lunch was also really good! Mum had soup, Grandma scrambled egg and bacon and I had a toastie. All went down pretty well! Sadly, we were too full for cake but it just meant I didn’t have to find an excuse to eat ice cream later on 😉
We had an amazing window seat, as you can see in the picture above, which meant we could people watch and point out shops and pretty buildings as we ate. I’d recommend the Tea Rooms (we went to the Buchanan Street branch but there is also a sister branch on Sauchiehall Street) for an afternoon treat if you’re out and about town!
1.30pm – We carried on mooching the shops and I took Mum and Grandma to the Princes Square a bit further down Buchanan Street. It is the most fancy browsing I’ve ever done, hehe! We went in to Vivienne Westwood and Ted Baking looking at all the beautiful clothes we were no way going to get. It was so much fun! It’s worth popping in to the mall on the way past just to see how beautiful it is inside, whether you’re shopping or not!
3pm – we next headed to the Botanic Gardens which I’m not going to talk too much about because I have spoken about it these posts- here and here and featured it in this outfit post with Scott, but I do have a couple of snaps to share!
6pm – Mum and I took Grandma to one of our favourite restaurants on Byres Road. No 16 just does the most incredible food! I’m not even going to attempt to tell you about it because it was recentely reviewed in the Herald and got a great reviews so I’ll let that article do the talking. I’ll pop a link at the bottom for you to check it. I highly recommend it to anyone wanted a delicious, great quality meal and pretty awesome price. (DISCLAIMER: as a 19 year old student, my experience of good food is limited so take these comments with a pinch of salt…!)
It was another great say in my favourite city and Grandma thoroughly enjoyed it too! I hope this has helped bring some more inspiration if you’re look for some things to do around Glasgow 🙂