Within easy walking distance of the heart of Glasgow's trendy West End. The local residents are referred to as ‘wendys’ by the city’s other inhabitants due to their bohemian café culture, tea rooms, bars, boutiques, upmarket hotels, clubs and restaurants.
The wide variety of people drawn to this vibrant area of Glasgow creates a lively atmosphere and in fair weather the establishments of Ashton Lane lay tables and chairs out for their guests on to the cobble pavements, echoing scenes from other continental cities. Here, amongst the bars and bistros you find a cosy cinema where you are able to take your drink from the bar and curl up on the comfy leather couches to watch a great film.
Behind Ashton Lane the campus of the University of Glasgow begins; the 4th oldest university in the English speaking world it was founded in 1451 and relocated to West End in 1870 from its original east end site near the city’s cathedral. The university’s gothic clock tower is a distinct landmark on the city’s skyline and its surrounding buildings included the Hunterian Gallery and The Mackintosh House Museum.