View all the upcoming local events near the Mercure Glasgow City Hotel.

Merchant City Festival, 2nd – 12th August 2018

The Merchant City Festival is on the door step of Mercure Glasgow City Hotel. It presents some of the best of Scottish and international art and entertainment with a programme of street arts, music, theatre, food & drink, visual art, film, comedy, dance, fashion & design and children and families activities, while at the same time showcasing the unique cultural hub that is the Merchant City. This nine day event is now the centre piece of the city’s summer calendar.

Merchant City Festival is back as part of Glasgow 2018 European Championships 2-12 August.

 

Glasgow European Championships, 2nd – 12th August 2018

Glasgow European Championships, 2nd – 12th August 2018

A new era in world sport will get underway in from 2nd and 12th August 2018 as Glasgow and Berlin host the inaugural European Championships — an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports including the existing European Championships for Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon with a new Golf Team Championships. Cheer on the top world cyclists riding through Glasgow’s city centre and watch the athletes in action. Most venues are easily accessible by public transport from the Mercure Glasgow City hotel.

To be staged every four years starting in August 2018, the European Championships will be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar, elevating the status of European Champions during an 11-day celebration of world-class sport and a packed 10-day broadcast schedule. Glasgow and Scotland will host Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon while Berlin hosts Athletics.

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Royal Concert Hall Glasgow

Royal Concert Hall Glasgow

Only a short walk from Mercure Glasgow City, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is one of Scotland’s most prestigious venues and world renowned classical, jazz, pop, rock and folk artists take to its stages for nearly 250 performances each year.

SSE Hydro

SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro officially opened with Rod Stewart in September 2013.This amazing venue is hosting over 100 unique shows and performances each year with over one million visitors. The SSE Hydro retains its position as one of the top arenas globally, ranking third in the Pollstar ‘Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues’ list. It’s only a four minute train journey from Glasgow Central (low level) to Exhibition Centre. Glasgow Central Station is only a short walk from Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, making our hotel the perfect choice for your stay.

SEC – Scottish Event Campus

SEC – Scottish Event Campus

The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) is being renamed and rebranded the ‘Scottish Event Campus’. Both train stations Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central Station are within short walking distance from Mercure Glasgow City. If you are attending an event, exhibition, show or concert at the SEC it’s only a four minute direct train journey from Glasgow Central Station (low level) to Exhibition Centre.

Plan your journey here.

 

 

Hampden Park

Hampden Park

Hampden Park is Scotland’s National Stadium. Check the link for all forthcoming sporting events and concerts.

How to get there? The stadium is a five minute walk from Mount Florida Station and King’s Park Station. Trains to both stations run from Glasgow Central.

 

Emirates Arena

Emirates Arena

Get ready for all the sports action at the Emirates Arena. Come and watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2018, Davis Cup, or the Glasgow 2019 Athletics. Take the train from Glasgow Central Station to Dalmarnock Station, it’s only a 7-min train journey.

Glasgow Central Station is only a short walk from Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, making our hotel the perfect choice for your stay.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland’s most popular free attractions. It has been a favourite with Glasgow residents and visitors since it opened in 1901.

The museum has 22 themed galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, brought together from across Glasgow Museums’ rich and varied collection, which is a Recognised Collection of National Significance. The displays are extensive and wide-ranging, including:

  • Dutch Old Masters and French Impressionists including one of the largest and finest collections of 17th century Dutch and Flemish art in the UK and one of the most important collections of 19th century French oils in the UK
  • Scottish Art including galleries dedicated to the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists and the newly acquired Glasgow Fair’ by John Knox (1776/8-1845)
  • Salvador Dali’s Christ of St John of the Cross
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style – a gallery dedicated to one of Glasgow’s most famous sons and the style movement which was the UK’s contribution to Art Nouveau
  • Natural history including dinosaurs and other prehistoric mammals
  • Arms and armour – this collection is of international significance, including the R L Scott bequest, which had been one of the finest private collections of European arms and armour in the world
  • Ancient Egypt – this collection is of national significance, featuring several objects of unique importance linked to historical figures
  • Scottish history and archaeology including a wealth of material relating to the early settlements across Scotland and life on St Kilda
  • World cultures including nationally and internationally significant objects from the Americas, Africa, South Asia and Oceania

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The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Glasgow

The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

The multi-award winning Riverside Museum is home to over 3,000 objects that detail Glasgow’s rich past from its days as maritime powerhouse to a glimpse into daily Glasgow life in the early to mid 20th Century.

Amongst the objects on display are everything from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams, velocipedes to voiturettes, vintage cars to a stormtrooper, there really is something to delight visitors of all ages.

There are regular guided tours of the museum. To find out more about them, see the Plan Your Visit page.

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