Glasgow’s East End begins at the city’s ancient heart, the thoroughfares of High Street and Castle Street, which are bookended by the medieval Glasgow Cathedral and the Tron Steeple at Glasgow Cross.
The East End of Glasgow is fast becoming the city’s creative quarter and is home to several design and creative studios, the city’s oldest park, Glasgow Green and the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens as well as the historic Glasgow Cathedral and the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.
This neighbourhood has plenty to offer on the food and drink front and is home to no less than three breweries, independent cafes and restaurants, and when it comes to nightlife, you can’t talk about the East end and not mention the legendary Barrowlands, and the East End’s latest offering, Saint Luke’s, a former church building that’s already becoming one of the city’s favourite music and arts venues.
Glasgow Green is by far the oldest of the city’s parks and is within easy walking distance of the city centre.
Among the park’s highlights is the People’s Palace where you can learn the story of Glasgow and its people at this fascinating social history museum. Next to the People’s Palace are the Winter Gardens with an exotic collection of plants and shrubs.
Outside the Winter Gardens is the Doulton Fountain which was moved to Glasgow Green in 1890 after the 1888 International Exhibition at Kelvingrove and following a £5m refurbishment