The Arches was a bar, arts venue, theatre, live music venue and nightclub in Glasgow, Scotland, which first opened in 1991. It was a not-for-profit organisation, and was situated in the City Centre under Glasgow Central station and the West Coast Main Line in the brick arches of the viaduct leading into the station, with entrances on Midland Street, and (since 2001) an entrance underneath Hielanman's Umbrella on Argyle Street. The venue had 7,800 square metres (84,000 sq ft) of floor space which was spread over two floors and seven arches. In June 2015, The Arches announced on their website that the company would go into administration and had no choice but to close down the facility, due to licensing issues caused by the drug-related death of a young woman.
If this is meant to Glasgow ' s tourist information bureau it's hopeless. Location is tucked away in a basement and it's far too cramped for the visitor numbers arriving bewildered. I looked in vain for a copy of the Glasgow City Mural Trail leaflet , a tad ironic in a building devoted to art. Come on Glasgow, your visitors deserve much better!
Went here to find out where I could go on my trip to Glasgow and got a very helpful map circled and directions over to the places I wanted to go see and a few I didn't know about suggested. Very handy.
A staff were really kind. Thanks very much to her. (Photo : There is a cafe inside Tourist information center)
We have recently been to Glasgow to see an ill family member for one month. We stayed mainly in Glasgow but did go to Aberdeen for 4 days. In Glasgow we stayed in Maryhill near St George Cross. On our second day there we saw this pile of rubbish on the pavement near the road outside Lloyds Pharmacy and two weeks later it was still there. On the opposite side of the street the telephone box had been vandalized and next to it was a great pile of rubbish that stayed there for more than a week. On Burnbank Road there was a small rubbish bin that was not emptied in the 4 weeks that we were there and on the Tuesday before we left some person/s dumped a large pile of rubbish and clothing there. My husband was born in Tollcross and had not been home for 54 years and was anxious to show me where he had grown up. He was ashamed at the condition of the area. The area in Altyre Street where he had grown up had been demolished. Near the corner of Altyre Street and Tollcross Rd (I have a photo if you want it) there was another lot of rubbish that was strewn up against the wall and all over the adjacent vacant lot, including a mattress. It was all so dirty that we went into town to Sauchiehall Street that was much cleaner, for our lunch. The city areas were clean. We travelled up to Stobhill and back on a number of occasions on the bus. On the return trip there is a bus stop that is absolutely disgusting. In all honesty I would not be surprised to hear Glasgow had a rat problem. The pavements round St George Square were uneven and we kept our eyes down to prevent a fall. On Burnbank Gardens (Maryhill side) and Burnbank Road the grates in the gutter to allow the water to drain away, were total blocked. This meant that parts of the pavement were under water. On Maryhill Rd up by St George Square a pole had been chopped down and about two inches of ragged steel was protruding up above the pavement level, this is almost opposite a fish shop called Marcos. We asked what the white spots on the pavements were and were told it was chewing gum. We expected to see a clean city after the Commonwealth Games, however, having said the above, the people were splendid, friendly and helpful, a real pleasure to meet. When we left we spent 4 days in Singapore. I remember Singapore in 1965 and it was the same as the suburbs I saw in Glasgow this trip. Now however, Singapore is a beautiful clean city even in the side streets where the little ethnic shops are situated.
Luv this shop, the loose dog biscuits are excellent price, and the staff are friendly.👍👍
Good help with our questions