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The 2022 ESIL Research Forum will take place on the main University campus in the West End of Glasgow, about 10 minutes to the west of the city centre, and within easy reach of Glasgow airport. Most of our hotel recommendations are located in this part of Glasgow, which is dominated by the University spire.

The University, the Hydro and the Finnieston Crane, pictured at the River Clyde

The leafy west end of Glasgow is known for its top attractions, quirky lanes, amazing food scene and relaxed vibe. Find out more about this bohemian area which has landed on many ‘coolest neighbourhood’ lists.

Kelvingrove Park is another brilliant spot surrounded by things to do. The beautiful park provides a leafy backdrop to not one but two of the city’s grandest buildings, the University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Most of Glasgow’s attractions are best reached using public transport. Go underground and use Glasgow’s ‘clockwork orange’, the world’s third-oldest subway system. Its circular track serves 15 stations – you can travel its entire length in under half an hour.

Look for distinctive orange circular signs at street level for station entrances. Buy a preloaded subway Smartcard if you’re planning to use the service for a few days. Click here for more information about Smartcards and ticket fares.

The closest subway station to the University is Hillhead.

There are plenty of buses, and several bus-only routes through the city mean you can get from A to B without traffic in the way. First Bus Greater Glasgow has more than 100 routes. Buy your ticket from the driver, or use the mTickets app on your phone.
An open-top, hop-on, hop-off bus tour of the city can whizz you around the main attractions, with 21 stops to explore.
The city has plenty of cycle routes and 500 bikes in 43 locations available to hire from Nextbike Glasgow. If you really want to put those thighs to work, take on Sustrans canal path route 754, all the way from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
For quick jaunts around the city you can hail a black cab – be prepared for chatty taxi driver banter!
For more details, click on the link to our University website: University of Glasgow – Explore – Maps and travel – Getting around Glasgow

Glasgow also has trains if you want to travel outside of the city. The closest train station to the University is Partick Station.