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The 2022 ESIL Research Forum will be hosted in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city and its commercial centre.

Glasgow was voted the friendliest and most affordable city in the world (The National, 2021).

L-R: Crowne Plaza Hotel, SECC Armadillo, Hydro and Finnieston Crane, pictured beside the River Clyde

Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in the South-West of Scotland. Glasgow is a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and thriving popular and traditional music scenes.

The friendly and welcoming ‘Weegie’ patter from Scotland’s largest city is truly unrivalled. Glasgow is a city with many defining characteristics and these range from the elegance of its Victorian architecture to its downright cool music and club culture. You’ll find Michelin-recommended restaurants and trendy bars around every corner, plus a history that is packed full of fascinating tales and colourful characters.  

The University’s main campus is located within Glasgow’s cultural West End, home to cafés, bars, restaurants, boutiques and cultural attractions.

Clyde Arc bridge

Our recommendations


  • Old schoolhouse (outdoor seating largely available) – 287-315 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6NG.
  • Stravaigin (outdoor seating available, but limited) – 28 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NX
  • The Left Bank (outdoor seating available, but limited) – 33-35 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NU
  • Tinderbox – 189 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TS
  • Alchemy Experiment – this trendy place is a mix between an art gallery and a café! – 157 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8TS


The city has plenty of green areas – it’s even in the name, as ‘Glasgow’ in Gaelic means ‘dear green place’! The closest to the University are the Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Park. If you want to have a refreshing walk with plenty of beauty spots, they are worth the visit. The latter is also the home of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (pictured below).

The University alongside Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery