stations within the city. and can be useful for getting to the southern and eastern parts. which are not covered by the Underground. Trains run until around 11pm. and fares are around 50p—£1.

Full details from BritishRail.

I Underground The system is small. but is oftenthc quickest and cheapest way ofgetting around central and west-central Glasgow. There are 15 stops. arranged on a circular route. and trains run in both directions. The circuit takes 25 minutes. so the maximumjourney time is roughly 13 minutes. or 2 minutes per stop. The service begins at 6.30am, and closes down at 10.30pm. There is a flat fare of40p.

Accommodation I Greater Glasgow Tourist Board 35 St Vincent Place. 227 4880. can book accommodation to suit your needs. though it may take a while to find you somewhere suitable.

I Youth Hostel 10 Woodlands Terrace. 332 3004. A particularly attractive terrace building with an outstanding view. overlooking Kelvingrove Park.


I Bureaux de Change

American Express, 115 Hope Street, 226 3077. Foreign Money Shop. ' Tourist Information i Centre, St Vincent Place. 221 9798. Thomas Cook, 15 Gordon Street. 221 9431. Most travel agents also handle currency changes, and many are open when the banks are closed. I Citizens Advice Bureau 212 Bath Street. 331 2345. Can help with anxious queries. but expect to queue. I Dental Care Glasgow Dental Hospital, 378 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7020. I Late Chemist Sinclairs. Great Western Road. 339 0012. 9am—9pm, 7 days a week. (For emergency prescriptions. overnight or at the weekend contact the police at any 24-hour station). I Lost Property/Police situated at Strathclyde Police headquarters in 173 Pitt Street, 204 2626. I Medical Care 24-hour accident and emergency units at the Royal Infirmary, Castle Street, 552 3535 and the Western Infirmary, Dumbarton Road 339 8822.

Wine Bars

I Atholl Arms 134 Renfield Street. 332 5265. Open

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until midnight Mon , Tue,

Sat; lam (flexible) Wed—Fri; 11pm Sun. Elegant. airy. city centre bar with wood panelling and limited but wholesome selection of meals.

I Baby Grand Elmbank Gardens. Charing Cross. 248 4942. Open Sam—midnight Mon-Wed: 8am-lam Thurs. Fri; lOam-lam Sat;

10am—l 1pm Sun. Tucked away behind the local railway station, the Baby Grand is small but handsome. with a choice of the trendier tipples. some unusual and delicious snacks and meals and regular. live. bluesy jazz. It’s no‘ cheap

I Cul de Sac 44 Ashton Lane (off Byres Road). 334 8899 (bar)/334 4749 (restaurant). Open Ham—11.30pm Mon—Sat: 5—11pm Sun (bar); noon—l 1.30pm Mon-Wed; noon—midnight Thurs—Sat; noon—1 1pm Sun (restaurant). Low-ceilinged. atmospheric cafe-bar, with two separate personalities: a daytime retreat, with sun streaming through the windows. or an evening gathering point for the

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arty folk of the West End. Downstairs. there is a bright and pleasant if pricey creperie. serving a wide choice of meals and snacks.

I The Horseshoe 17 Drury Street. 221 3051. Open llam—midnight Mon—Sat; 6.30—11pm Sun. Large, modernised Edwardian pub. with an eponymoust shaped bar rumoured to be the longest in Britain. Busy but airy. with food available. Handy for Central Station.


I The Halt Bar 160

Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Open llam—l 1pm Mon—Sat; closed Sun. Certainly one of the best bars in town, with three different spaces. live music on a regular basis and customers from all walks oflife.

I The Park Bar 1202 Argyle Street, 339 1715. Friendly and traditional bar, in which Northerners (or teuchters) are known to congregate. bringing with them their bagpipes. impromptu ceilidhs and bonhomie.

I The Poi Sllll 154 Hope Street, 333 0980. Open

1 lam—11pm Mon—Thurs; llam—midnight Fri. Sat; closed Sun. A centre for



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with nearly 250 malts and almost 40 blends and de-luxe whiskies. Needless to say. you'll want to savour the full fifth-of-a-gill measure they are served in.

I The Variety 401 Sauchiehall Street. 332 4449. Open llam—midnight Mon—Sat; 12.30—2.30pm. 6.30—1 1pm Sun. A recently refurbished but down-to-earth establishment. offering reasonably priced drinks and the kind oftypically Glaswegian clientele which inhabited the nearby Griffin before it went upmarket.


I The Buttery 652 Argyle Street. 221 8188. Open noon—2.30pm; 7—10pm Mon—Fri; 7—10pm Sat; closed Sun. Quiet and secluded wood-panelled eaterie in the centre of town. which serves a good selection of Scottish produce including local fish and game all cooked with flair and imagination. I Change AtJamaica Clyde Place. 429 4422. Open noon-midnight Mon—Wed; noon—23m Thurs; noon-5am Fri. Sat; 6.30pm—midnight Sun. An

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extensive menu in stylish

surroundings. and the added advantage of opening hours stretched to their limit on Friday and Saturday nights. when breakfast is served between 2am and 5am.

I The Rogano 11 Exchange Place. 248 4055. Open noon—4pm. 7—10pm Mon—Sat; closed Sun. Regarded by many asthe best restaurant in town. with a stylish art deco interior dating from 1935. and some quite splendid fish and seafood dishes.

I The Triangle 37 Queen Street. 221 8758. Open noon—10pm (dining room); noon—l 1pm (brasserie) Mon—Sat; 6pm—10pm Sun. A very attractive. brick-red interior with work by local artists including a delightful mural byJan Nimmo.

I Blue Note Restaurant The Briggait. Clyde Street. 552 4840. Worth a visit due to the eerie sensation of being in the only open unit of the once bustling. fashionable Briggait shopping centre. which now stands deserted.

Good food and

music. Open 9am-midnight Sun—Wed; 9am—lam Thurs—Sat.

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