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Lily Quinn

ZIS parent Lily Quinn takes us on a whistlestop tour of the highlights of her beloved home city. #ZISTravels

 

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WANDER THROUGH KELVINGROVE PARK

A beautiful, historic park with the River Kelvin running through it. Previously the site of three great exhibitions, you can stop off at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to see Salvador Dalí’s stunning painting Christ of St John of the Cross.

 

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TAKE A TOUR OF GLASGOW CITY CHAMBERS

This amazing building is the home of Glasgow City Council, and you’ll learn about the recent change from industrial Glasgow to this modern, cleaner place. You can also see works by the influential Glasgow Boys art movement, representing the history of the city.

 

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LUNCH AT MACKINTOSH AT THE WILLOW

This building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, was out of commission for years but then gutted and restored to its original form about five years ago. The tearoom is right in the centre of Glasgow and there’s a shop selling Mackintosh goodies next door.

 

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CHECK OUT THE GALLERY OF MODERN ART

This small gallery at Royal Exchange Square has some interesting pieces, including Andy Warhol. At the front, there’s the Duke of Wellington monument, which is mostly famous for always having a traffic cone on his head – a tribute to Glaswegian humour!

 

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ENJOY A MODERN CHINESE RESTAURANT

The Amber Regent is our favourite Chinese restaurant in Glasgow. It used to be very traditional, but then the next generation took over and modernised it. It’s classy, the food is gorgeous, and it reflects the diversity and friendliness of Glasgow.

 

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