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Moving to Glasgow
Britannia Movers of Glasgow is just 22 minutes outside of central Glasgow, located in Clydebank. We offer a range of removal services throughout Glasgow, as well as Scotland and our expert knowledge ensures that all customers receive a move tailored to their requirements.
Many picture Glasgow as a grey city dominated by high-rise flats and nothing compared to Edinburgh. However, this is not true. Modern Glasgow has seen extensive regeneration, initiated by the ‘Glasgow’s Miles Better’ back in 1983. Evidently, the city has shaken off the image that many once had as, in 2000, it was awarded European Capital of Culture.
Properties in Glasgow
Many are captivated by Glasgow’s unique Victorian architecture and the red stone apartments, known as tenements, boast high ceilings, large windows, and original features. Families on the hunt for large Victorian properties in Glasgow should hunt in and around the city itself. For a different style of period home, the warehouses of Merchant City have been developed into spacious loft apartments for young professionals who want to be at the heart of urban Glasgow.
Despite Glasgow’s ever blossoming reputation, those moving to the city will find both buy and let prices considerably lower than the UK national average.
Shopping in Glasgow
Home to the second largest shopping centre in the UK, Glasgow is the perfect destination for some retail therapy. Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch’s are the city’s two major indoor shopping locations, and designer stores can be found in the Italian Centre. The shopping on Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street, and Argyle Street is also championed. Princes Square is also very popular, and a great place to refuel and grab a bite to eat.
Just a stone’s throw from St Mungo’s Cathedral, in the city’s East End, is where the weekend Barras market is held. Even further east is the massive Parkhead Forge shopping centre.
Glasgow’s West End is home much quirkier and home to smaller boutiques such as antique shops, vintage clothing stores, specialist designer shops, and craft stores.
Glasgow Transport Links
With the M8 just to the north of Glasgow, and the M74 to the south, those who commute by car will benefit from the extensive road networks in Glasgow. However, drivers beware, the part of the M8 that bridges across the River Clyde is loathed for its congestion. It was designed in the 1960s to allow for 20,000 cars per day, nowadays 180,000 is the total.
Known as the Clockwork Orange, Glasgow’s underground system operates on a circular route, linking the south and west to the city centre. Glasgow has a number of rail network stations, but the principal are Glasgow Central and Queen Street. There are countless services from both stations, include direct trains to the likes of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Exeter, and Newcastle.