Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with a metropolitan population of 1.7 million and has an exciting blend of rich history and modern vibrancy, offering a dynamic culture known for its friendly hospitality and strong community spirit.


The SEC is ideally situated in a prime riverside spot in Glasgow, just a short 5-minute train journey from the city centre (from our dedicated train station). The city boasts two major train stations and Glasgow Airport - only a 15-minute drive from the SEC - offering numerous flights and trains to most major UK cities. Over the past decade, Finnieston has transformed into Glasgow’s trendiest neighbourhood. Filled with some of the city’s most exciting bars, must-try restaurants, and artisanal coffee houses, it is fast becoming a culinary hub.


Glasgow hosts a wide variety of accommodation to suit all budgets and styles, from luxury hotels to low-cost apartments. There are 8 hotels on campus, with 1,500 hotel bedrooms and a further 10,000+ within 2km of the SEC, ensuring ample options for every preference and need. Additionally, the city offers a range of charming bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and serviced apartments, providing a home away from home for short and long-term stays.

Cultural and Entertainment Hub

Glasgow thrives with culture and entertainment. As the home to Scotland's national opera, theatre & ballet companies and numerous music venues, the city pulses with artistic activity. With 65% of Scotland’s population living within 1 hour of Glasgow many more visit for the city's thrilling combination of cultural hotspots, vibrant nightlife, fabulous food & drink and outstanding shopping.

There is plenty for you to see and do – from visiting the array of independent shops and creative businesses to relaxing in our green spaces and taking in our cultural attractions such as the riverside museum.

For more information, visit People Make Glasgow or Visit Scotland.

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