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Areas in Glasgow

If you're a bit confused by the different areas in Glasgow this list migth be help you understand where roughly different areas are!


City Centre

This area is close to the University of Strathclyde and also cafes, bars, markets and night clubs.  Not a lot of private accommodation available and, because of the location, it is usually of good quality and can be expensive. 

Areas within the city centre include the Merchant City (G1), Charing Cross (G2), Finnieston and Woodlands (G3), Cowcaddens & St Georges Cross (G4)


East End

The University is on the edge of this area and has a lot of affordable accommodation.  Dennistoun (G31 & G38) is particularly popular with Strathclyde students.


West End

This area is popular with students from all over the city.  It is very lively with lots of cafes, bars, interesting food shops & boutiques.  Because of the competition for accommodation, rent may be higher than elsewhere (except possibly the city centre). 

Areas include Hyndland & Hillhead (G12), Partick &Thornwood (G11), and Jordanhill (G13).


South Side

This large area to the south of the River Clyde, is made up of many different types of suburbs, most of which are pleasant and have a variety of shops, bars & eating places.  Accommodation is normally a reasonable price.  

Areas include Pollockshields & Shawlands (G41), Govanhill & Mount Florida (G42), Pollokshaws (G43), Cathcart (G44), Giffnock (G46), Kinning Park & Ibrox (G51 & G57), and Cardonald (G52).



Searching by postcodes

The UK is divided into postal areas which are given a code.  

For example -

G is the code for the city of Glasgow and the surrounding area 

G1 covers part of the city centre 

G1 1XQ covers part of a street within the city centre.  

If you have the postcode of a property, you can use it to look up online.

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