It may not be the capital of Scotland, but Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and is an exciting, vibrant and friendly place to visit. It is also a rather wonderful destination for afternoon tea in Scotland, with an ever increasing portfolio of great venues serving fine afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea Online thought we’d have a look around the great city of Glasgow to see what’s on offer.
Sat on the River Clyde, Glasgow was once a major port and hub for shipbuilding and is now a city renowned for its superb cultural scene. A variety of unique masterpieces by the city’s celebrated son, the legendary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh can be seen throughout the city whilst there are some fantastic galleries and museums to visit including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Burrell Collection. The Scottish National Opera and Scottish Ballet call Glasgow home whilst the National Theatre of Scotland is also found in this cosmopolitan city. Glasgow’s architecture is a magnificent display of Victorian design whilst the city’s striking gothic cathedral is always a popular visitor attraction. Countless shops, bars and cafes as well as a thriving music scene make Glasgow an attractive prospect.
Afternoon tea is increasing in popularity in the city of Glasgow, maybe at a slightly slower rate than in the capital Edinburgh but nevertheless there are some really rather fine afternoon teas to enjoy. The ever reliable Hilton Hotel in Glasgow boasts a central location and is home to a cool and contemporary afternoon tea offering whilst the amazing views from the Windows restaurant at the Carlton George Hotel aren’t the only attraction to diners – the afternoon tea served there is pretty special too. The chic boutique hotel Blythswood Square takes afternoon tea very seriously indeed, and even has its very own dedicated afternoon tea club whilst the lovely Millennium Hotel in the city centre offers a superb and very well priced afternoon tea option.
We think Glasgow is a pretty great city in many respects and feel very excited about the future of this city as far as afternoon tea is concerned. Soak up the culture over a cup of tea and some rather delectable cake in the lovely Scottish city of Glasgow.