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Take the train … to Glasgow for the Brad Pitt effect

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Just a few weeks ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hopped on board a train (yes – really!) … to Glasgow … to shoot zombie flick ‘World War Z’. And now more people than ever are heading to Scotland’s second-city as a result of the ‘Brad Pitt’ effect.

Read on and find out why you should be taking the train to Glasgow too. But, don’t forget to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets and cheap first class tickets, if you can’t match Brad’s stellar spends.


Take the train to Glasgow and…


• Shop …

… on Glasgow’s Style Mile – Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow famously has the best shopping outside of London, so there’s plenty of opportunity to shop designer and high-street labels for a touch of red carpet glamour.

You’ll also be able to find trendy boutiques by the waterfront (Wish) and in the city’s west-end (The Pink Poodle) too.

• See …

… George Square – where Brad filmed ‘World War Z’. Although Brad’s props have long been packed-up, there’s still plenty to see on George Square – including a war memorial and the city’s town hall.

What’s more, there’s Kelvingrove Museum, the Glasgow School of Art, the Glasgow Science Centre and the Burrell Collection nearby.

• Eat …

… at swish private member’s club No. 29 Royal Exchange Square. While some of this glitzy venue’s champagne bars and club rooms will be strictly off-limits to non-members, you can reserve to have dinner at a plush leather-lined booth in the grill room.

You can even have pre and post-dinner drinks in the chandelier-lit cocktail bar upstairs and then try a Glaswegian favourite – a deep fried Mars Bar – at the retro-glam chip shop ‘The Chippy Doon The Lane’ just round the corner.

• Party …

… in the city centre. Glasgow’s famous for its night life. And whether you’re looking for indie-rock, heavy metal, R’n’B or cheesy pop – you’ll find it all on Sauchiehall Street – Glasgow’s legendary pubbing and clubbing strip.

Don’t worry if clubbing’s not your thing though. As the city is UNESCO-listed for its music you’ll find plenty of gigs and open mic nights too. And there are plenty of upmarket cocktail bars, jazz lounged and traditional pubs that are ideal for those quieter late nights.

• Stay …

…at One Devonshire Gardens – a luxurious boutique hotel in Glasgow’s leafy west-end. This townhouse hotel is a favourite with celebrities visiting Scotland’s second city – and especially with The X Factor’s judging panel.

Though, if you’re looking to be in the city centre, you could always try the Malmaison. The Glasgow Mal’s just round the corner from Sauchiehall Street, a shopping and clubbing hub.

What will you get up to in Glasgow?

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