Glasgow Office Profile
We’re based on Bothwell Street and St. Vincent Street, both offices giving outstanding views across the city. Thanks to our location, the heart of the city and buzzing West End are within in easy reach. It’s quick to get away too, with Glasgow Central just a five-minute walk away, and 10 minutes to Queen Street.
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At the office you’ll find:
- A canteen serving hot and cold food every lunchtime and, occasionally, hot rolls in the morning
- Car parking spaces, although these are limited. There are multi-storey car parks within walking distance
- A bike storage area, with showers nearby and fresh towels – handy if you’re a cyclist or runner
- A weekly yoga class in the office
The best places to eat, drink and shop
On the same street as the office you’ll find plenty of coffee shops including Costa, Starbucks and Pret a Manger, as well as a couple of supermarkets. But if you’re after something different, here are a few suggestions.
- Philpotts makes salads and sandwiches to order. Or pop over to Metro Sandwich Co. and choose from its panini, ciabatta and wraps, as well as hot food
- If it’s choice you’re after, try the Where the Monkey Sleeps. It has an incredible selection of fillings for bagels, sandwiches and more
- For something more substantial, check out Via Italia. Inspired by Italian street food, it offers piade, pasta and salad bowls as a base, then you choose your filling. Pinto is also an office favourite for its Mexican burrito bar
- There are two really good Italian restaurants right near the office and both have won awards: Viva, for its pasta, and La Lanterna for being the best Italian in Scotland (worth booking). Zizzi’s is also just round the corner for a more casual bowl of pasta, or pizza
- Meat is on the menu at Viva Brazil, where you’ll find nearly every cut on the barbecue. Or head to the Grill on the Corner for their delicious grilled steaks
- The Living Room has a modern, elegant menu, and similarly smart surroundings
- Ho Wong is a popular choice for Chinese food, although it’s not cheap. The set menus are worth considering
- Bars nearby include the Admiral, All Bar One, The Horseshoe Bar, and the Drum and Monkey. If you’re planning on heading into the West End why not try the Old School House and Oran Mor
- The West Brewery is near Glasgow Green and has a lively and popular bar offering music and comedy. And the world famous King Tut’s Wa Wa Hut is only a street away
Glasgow has so many shops, it’s second only to London in size. Whatever you’re looking for, you should be able to find it.
- The office is a 5-minute walk from the Style Mile, which is made up of Sauchiehall Street to the North and Argyle Street to the South, connected by Buchanan Street. Here you’ll find all the big high-street names, especially in Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch Centre
- A stroll up pedestrianised Buchanan Street will take you past places like House of Fraser, Zara, Urban Outfitters, Lush and All Saints
- For more quirky, upmarket fashion (including Cos and Vivienne Westwood) try Princes Square shopping centre on Buchanan Street. It’s worth a visit just for its spectacular, domed interior and great eateries
- Slightly further east, the Merchant City’s impressive 19th-century buildings are home to many a designer store
- For more independent boutiques and interesting charity shops try the West End, especially near Byres Road and Kelvinbridge
Sport & Fitness
As well as the weekly yoga class, a lot of people make informal arrangements to go running at lunch, taking advantage of routes along the river and through Glasgow Green and Kelvingrove Park, all of which are a short run away.
- If you really know your netball, there’s a chance to offer coaching at a local school through our Starfish programme
- Keen golfers can put their skills to good use at the annual Glasgow vs Edinburgh battle of the firms
- You can also take part in the Inter-Varsity Cup, a multi-sports event between the Scottish University Law Schools, and compete for your alma mater
Local attractions, culture and the arts
There’s always something going on in Glasgow. You’ll probably discover that the challenge is deciding what to choose, not finding something to do.
- Thanks to the office’s central location, many of Glasgow’s most notable galleries are within walking distance – and they’re all free. That includes the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Riverside Museum (designed by Zaha Hadid Architects) and the Gallery of Modern Art
- Glasgow has a thriving music scene and many of its most popular venues are near the office including small venues and bars like King Tut’s, Barrowlands, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 13th Note and Stereo, as well as the bigger spaces like the SSE Hydro, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the O2 ABC and O2 Academy
- If theatre is more your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a play, with the King’s Theatre, Theatre Royal, Pavilion Theatre and Citizens Theatre all near the office