What are the suave and sophisticated types doing in Glasgow in October? For art exhibitions, classical music and classy vintage, get on the Subway and head to these cultured destinations. Dress code: tweed jacket and bow tie, Smartcard in top pocket.
1. You may never ‘play the Dane’, but you can certainly go to watch Shakespeare’s most quoted and perhaps most famous character to wear black. Hamlet treads the boards at the Citizens Theatre from now until 11 October. Just a short walk from Bridge Street underground station.
2. If you’re hooked on the classics, book in for the Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s series of Thursday night concerts taking place at the City Halls. A night of Shostakovich opens the series, with Dvorak, Sibelius and more to follow. The subway to St Enoch will take you there.
3. The first major Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture exhibition, with over 80 drawings and rarely seen archive material is a must-see at the Huntarian Art Gallery. The exhibition opened in July and continues till January. Hillhead Subway is nearby.
4. A stroll through Kelvingrove Park to take in the colours of Autumn; followed by a tour of the Kelvingrove Gallery and brunch at one of Argyll Street’s boutique restaurants sounds like a lovely Sunday. Alight at Kelvinbridge or Kelvinhall stations.
5. Head over to Govan Old Church, Glasgow’s oldest church, open every day from 1pm-4pm to let visitors admire the amazing 31 medieval stones dating from the 9th and 10th centuries. Then it’s off to Love Salvage and the Magpie’s Eye for some vintage hunting. Govan subway will get you there and you can always take the ferry boat home.