Things To Do in Glasgow: Hidden Gems

If you’re looking for unusual things to do in Glasgow, and you think you’ve seen all the tourist attractions, then our blog today should feed your hunger for all things unique. Glasgow is a beautiful city and its hidden gems are all worthy of discovery. We’ve done all the hard work, so you can just visit your favourite venues without laboriously searching yourself.

Glasgow Central Station

If you love the combination of trains and beautiful architecture then Glasgow Central Station may be a great venue for you. There’s a great tour of the station and a visit to the subterranean passageways, stories of the tracks and the railway vaults. You’ll see Glasgow’s station in a completely different light once you’ve been.

Tchai-Ovna Café

When you’re touring a city you’re always in need of refreshments at some point in the day. With this in mind, Glasgow’s Tchai-Ovna is just the place for a quick cup of something. It’s a little different to what you might expect as it’s a rather quaint little café in an old 19th century stable. It’s tucked away nicely in a cobbled street where you can sit down and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. Here you’ll find an eclectic mix of teas alongside a vegan and vegetarian menu. They also host live music up to four times a week.


If you’re not too scared of graveyards then Glasgow’s Necropolis is a beautiful Victorian cemetery worthy of a visit. There are well over 3,000 monuments with the graves of some notable characters from Glasgow’s past including the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Its design was influenced by Pere Lachaise graveyard in Paris and it certainly does leave a lasting impression.

The Hidden Gardens

If you love nature, horticulture and flowers then The Hidden Gardens is one place you’ll love. It’s a peaceful area to sit and think and offers a few moments of peace before going back into the city. A variety of different events are held here and there’s a warm communal feel, you’ll find it hidden behind the Tramway, a beautiful garden with so much to discover.

Glasgow University

Offers the visitor some beautiful architecture as well as history. There are some great photo opportunities here, the cloisters are beautiful and the Hunterian Museum offers history and art lovers much to admire.

Escape Glasgow

Finally, if you’re looking for fun things to do in Glasgow that involves using your grey matter, outwitting your friends and having fun, the come down to Escape Glasgow. Here you’re locked in a themed room with 60 minutes to escape. In the room are many cryptic clues, puzzles and maps which you must find and then use to help you escape. Who will get out first and can you beat the clock? Book a room and find out!