Kieran and Laura’s two bedroom flat lies in the up-and-coming area of Strathbungo, just south of Glasgow centre. The flat is full of Scottish memorabilia, from a tartan blanket draped across an armchair to the collection of Charles Rennie Mackintosh prints scattered throughout the rooms.
The couple are big plant lovers, as you can see, and have a collection of over 50 and counting. The greenery helps to bring a little life into the flat when the skies outside are a typical Scottish grey.
Strathbungo is full to the brim with cute cafes, independent shops and proper old school Glaswegian pubs, meaning it is the perfect place to explore and get a true sense of the city.
Places to visit in Strathbungo
The Ram Shack – This Caribbean bar serves over 100 different types of gin and often has live music and club nights on a weekend.
Libby Walker – This shop/studio is where Scottish illustrator Libby creates her beautiful pieces of art inspired by Glaswegian life. She sells everything from tea towels to cushions and greetings cards.
Gnom – We spent a good couple of hours here on our last morning in Glasgow. I had the classic hipster avocado and egg on toast, which was exactly what I needed after several days drinking like a Glaswegian.
Bam Glasgow – Bam is a vintage shop/cafe nestled in the heart of Strathbungo. Grab a brew and a slice of cake while you browse the array of vintage clothes and homeware.
If anyone has any tips on where to visit next please let me know!