It’s easy to fall in love with a neighbourhood like Shawlands. With a plethora of coffee spots, pubs, boutique cafes, restaurants, independent shops, and culture within a few minutes’ walk; you’ll quickly fill your mornings, evenings, and weekends with exciting (and tasty) plans. Having solidified its spot as the go-to haunt in Glasgow for creative young entrepreneurs and foodies, rarely does a month go by without an interesting new venue opening its doors.

Food and drink

With firm local favourites like It All Started Here, Neighborhood, and Café Strangebrew all less than 200m from your doorstep, you’ll struggle to find another suburb that comes close to matching Shawlands’ obsession for a perfectly brewed Flat White.

Masterchef quarter finalist and rising star of the Scottish food scene, Julie Lin’s Kopitiam is right round the corner. Enjoy a summer evening in Kilmurry & Co’s on-street beer garden or some craft beers or artisan wines at Phillies before the (and we timed it) 12 second walk home.

Open space

With two of Glasgow’s most beautiful parks within walking distance, an evening walk will quickly become part of your routine; come rain or shine.

Queens Park, with entrances in Govanhill, Shawlands, Strathbungo, & Battlefield is the park that ‘ties the Southside together.’ Just a little bit further away lies Pollok Park, home to the world famous Burrell Collection and the Southside’s friendliest neighbours, the famously photogenic ‘Highland Coos’.