On the door step or within easy walking distance, The Georgian House Hotel provides cheap, guest house style accommodation within a 5 star location in the heart of Glasgow's trendy West End. The local residents are referred to as ‘wendys’ by the city’s other inhabitants due to their bohemian café culture, tea rooms, bars, boutiques, upmarket hotels, clubs and restaurants.
The Georgian House Hotel lays a stone’s throw from the junction of Great Western Road and the famous Byres Road; overlooked by the Oran Mor these two main roads provide bars and restaurants for every taste and budget, from a cheap cup of tea to lavish champagnes and malts. Shopping is also catered for in fashion and household, though on a more intimate and individual basis. High street chains are there but have noticeable competition from cheap charity shops to independent boutiques, and from edgy vintage designers.
The wide variety of people drawn to this vibrant area of Glasgow creates a lively atmosphere and in fair weather the establishments of Ashton Lane lay tables and chairs out for their guests on to the cobble pavements, echoing scenes from other continental cities. Here, amongst the bars and bistros you find a cosy cinema where you are able to take your drink from the bar and curl up on the comfy leather couches to watch the latest block buster.
Behind Ashton Lane the campus of the University of Glasgow begins, the 4th oldest university in the English speaking world it was founded in 1451 and relocated to West End in 1870 from its original east end site near the city’s cathedral. The university’s gothic clock tower is a distinct landmark on the city’s skyline and its surrounding buildings included the Hunterian Gallery and The Mackintosh House Museum.
The Georgian House
29 Buckingham Terrace