These Are The Best Streets In Glasgow, According To Secret Glasgow Readers

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


We asked, you answered.

With Buchanan Street being voted last month as one of the best pedestrian streets in the world, we asked readers on social media what their favourite Glasgow streets were. The list was rather extensive showing us how much you love this city, but there were a few roads perfect for jaunts that outshone the rest. We’re all missing the city right now so here’s a round-up of all the best streets that we just can’t wait to stroll down once restrictions are lifted.

1. Blairhall Avenue

Bringing a pop of colour to the city, these vibrant, pastel-coloured houses are quite the treat to walk past when in Glasgow.

2. Queens Drive

Located in Queens Park, the buildings that run along this street are ‘house goals’. With their staircases up to the front door blossoming with flowers and beautiful facades, plus a park on your doorstep- what more could you want?

3. Sauchiehall Street

Like Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street is a top pedestrianised street. Plus, this pathway has rows of trees down the middle, bringing a dose of nature to the city centre of Glasgow.

4. Byres Road

This West-End road that runs from Kelvin Hall station to Glasgow Botanic Gardens has quite the array of coffee shops, restaurants and bars. You’ll find the likes of the Uni Take Away, Tinderbox, Nic’s NYC Deli, George Mewes cheesemongers and Kember & Jones.

5. Great Western Road

One of the longest roads and the gateway into the city, Great Western Road is lined with some of the best places to eat, drink and shop at. The beautiful terrace houses opposite the botanical gardens are great welcome as you wander into Glasgow from the west side.

6. Ashton Lane

No list of the best streets in Glasgow could leave this gorgeous lane out. This cobbled street brings plenty of magic to the city, especially when the fairy lights above are lit at night, and is a must-visit. Plus, it’s the home of the restaurant, Ubiquitous Chip – say no more.

7. Argyle Street

This classic shopping street is perfect for when it comes to Christmas shopping time. Not only will you find most of the things you’re looking for (after all, it’s over two miles-long) but seeing the city’s longest street all lit up will give you all the festive feels.

8. Kelvin Way

Possibly one of the most peaceful streets to walk down, Kelvin Way cuts through Kelvingrove Park allowing you to be surrounded by nature. The way the rows of trees bend inwards is pretty iconic and feels more woodland than urban, especially when the floor is covered in leaves come autumn.

9. Gordon Street

This street greets many as they jump off the train at Glasgow Central and you’ll feel the hubbub of the city here. Come summertime, this street really comes alive with outdoor seating and the sun trying to break through the clouds and shine over the street’s Victorian-style buildings.

10. West George Street

The view up West George Street is pretty special as you’re met with the beautiful St George’s Tron church. Strolling down this street during golden hour is rather dreamy.

11. Nithsdale Road

South of the Clyde is not short of aesthetically-pleasing streets to walk down, including Nithsdale Road. This windy street in Pollokshields runs all the way from Strathbungo to Bellahouston Park and you’ll be blessed with gorgeous terrace and detached houses, some which curve with the road, behind immaculate hedges.

12. Buchanan Street

It’s got the accolades to prove it so of course Secret Glasgow readers would nominate Buchanan Street as one of the best streets. Whether we’ve got a craving for a Greggs or in need of some retail therapy, Buchanan Street is the one.

13. Gardner Street

Residents of Gardner Street in Partickhill sure must have some solid calves due to the steepness of this street. Despite being an uphill climb, you’re rewarded with views of Glasgow plus the multi-storey houses with iron clad staircases are a treat for the eyes too.

14. University Avenue

The walk to school never looked so good until you pass University Avenue. With such old and marvellous buildings to walk past, you’ll think you’re heading to Hogwarts not the University of Glasgow.

15. Ruthven Lane

Hidden away of Byres Road is Ruthven Lane. You might think you’ve taken a wrong turn down an alley but this Glasgow street offers two delicious places to eat- The Hanoi Bike Shop and The Bothy.

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