April has finally arrived.
And with it comes the loosening of a number of COVID-related restrictions, many of which it’s about bloody time for (we’re looking at you, bottomless brunch). Who knew leaving the house could be such a novelty? Without further ado, here are all the best things to do in Glasgow this April.
1. Go for an alfresco pint
Finally. The sweet, sweet taste of beer fresh out of the barrel. We’ve been waiting for this day for what feels like forever, and we’re so ready to meet up with friends, soak up the Glasgow sun (if we’re lucky) and knock back a couple of pints. And to help us do just this, many Glasgow restaurants are opening their very own pop-up beer gardens from April 26 – even taking over our streets to make sure we can get socialising later this month.
2. Meet up for a walk with friends
Since socialising is finally on the cards, we’ll be meeting up for some spring strolls with our pals – with maybe a few tinnys in tow for the occasion. Up to six people will be able to meet outdoors from April 16.
Change up your Zoom calls from sitting down to stretching out with this online disco-themed yoga class. We’re all missing the club at the moment and dancing to some absolute bangers, therefore why not try this disco yoga class from the comfort of your own home? So go on, roll out your mat and turn your living room into a disco by joining in on this hour-long upbeat class. Book an online disco yoga class here.
4. Tuck into a bowl of katsu curry
The people of Glasgow can soon make their day brighter with a comforting bowl of the well-known Japanese dish. KATSU Japanese Curry Shop will be specialising in serving this perfectly breaded and covered in golden sauce goodness. Doors open on April 26!
5. Head to the hills
Since the government announced that Scots can travel across the country for day trips (no overnight stays) from April 16, we’ve obviously had a keen desire to head a little further afield. From the beautiful countryside of Isle of Arran or Campsie Fells to a day at Falkirk to see The Kelpies or closer to home, Finnech Glen – there’s plenty of places just a short drive from Glasgow to explore this month from April 16. Check out our full guide to day trips from Glasgow here. And from April 26, Scots will be allowed to travel to and from England and Wales.
6. Go to the gym (at long last!)
From April 26, we can finally get ourselves back to the gym – and oh boy do we need it. We never thought we’d say these words, but we missed spin class and we can’t wait to get back to it.
7. Be reunited with your favourite shops
From April 5, you can spruce up your garden, balcony or windowsill with plenty of greenery as garden centres (as well as click and collect services) will reopen once again. And from the magic date of April 26, we can be reunited with our high street favourites as non-essential shops such as fashion retailers will reopen. It’ll be great to shop anywhere other than the internet and help support small businesses too!
8. Get a post-lockdown makeover
April is the month of tresses finally being tamed as we are able to head to the hairdressers or barbers to get a much-needed chop. We can’t wait to walk out of the salon with a brand new look that says “So long, lockdown!” and “Hello, freedom!”
9. Indulge in some seafood at this gorgeous pop-up beer garden
One of Glasgow’s favourite seafood restaurants has announced their return with not just the reopening of their Finnieston restaurant but also with their much-loved pop-up in the East End. Last year, the talented chefs behind Crabshakk took their operation to the historic and boutique hotel, Cathedral House, serving up delicious fish dishes at the opposite end of the city and they’re back again with a brand new menu. Find out more info on their reopening here.
10. Feel fancy up on one of Glasgow’s rooftop bars
With the restrictions on hospitality being eased from April 26 and British Summer time now here, a rooftop drink is definitely overdue. Take a trip to one of rooftop bars in Glasgow and take in insane views of the city once restrictions are lifted. Just don’t forget to bring a coat or blanket because the cold Glasgow weather is not going to stop us from having a drink and a good catch up with friends. Check out our guide to the best rooftop bars in Glasgow.
Fancy learning about something that isn’t social distancing and flattening the curve? We feel you. Thankfully, our pals at Fever have lined up some of their excellent Fever Talks to stream online, which means you can now enjoy a fascinating lecture about The Psychology of Attraction, without having to leave your pyjamas. Nifty, right? It kicks off on April 21 at 7pm, and you can find your tickets here.