Glasgow Central has a number of facilities available:
- Baby changing facilities
- Cafe / Bar
- Left luggage
- Taxi rank
Glasgow Central is about 10-15 minutes' walking distance from Glasgow Queen Street. Bus and taxi links are available between the two stations.
Passing a few hours at Glasgow Central?
Central Station is located in the very heart of Scotland's largest city, so if have a few hours to spare between your train connections, it is well worth heading out of the station to explore the surrounding area.
Very close to Central Station is George Square and the impressive Glasgow City Chambers, the headquarters of Glasgow City Council. You will also see the impressive architecture of the Trades Hall of Glasgow, and the chic Merchant City holds many delights.
Other places of interest within walking distance of Central Station include the Provand's Lordship, the People's Palace, Glasgow Green, St. Mungo's Museum, Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow School of Art (famous for the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Central Station is just a couple of minutes' walk from Buchanan Street which, along with Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street, form the shopping centre of what has been voted the best city for shopping in the UK after London! There is a very wide array of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in the centre of Glasgow, and you will find no shortage of warmth in the welcome either in "The Friendly City".
If you have a little more time, it is well worth visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery (take the Underground (itself an interesting little operation - one of the oldest in the world!) to Kelvinhall), the University of Glasgow, the Botanical Gardens, Pollok Country Park, Scotland Street School, the Glasgow Piping Centre, the Museum of Transport and the up-and-coming riverside by the Clyde. Glasgow is, of course, home to Scotland's premier music and conference venue, the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre).