Buchanan Street is one of the busiest streets in Glasgow. This Scottish city is the best shopping city in the UK, right after London because it offers the most range, but it's much cheaper. There are several low cost airlines that fly to Glasgow, and accommodation and food are also about a fraction of what they would cost in London. Buchanan Street is part of the Golden Z, a small group of the "in" streets in Glasgow, Argyle and Sauchiehall. Up the street is Buchanan Street Station, which only has local trains and the Buchanan Galleries, a mid-high range shopping gallery, and the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow which has classical concerts throughout the year. Going down the street is where all the high-class fashion stores are, like House of Fraser, which is a type of English Corte Ingles with all the classic British clothing chains and international restaurants and pubs. But it also has shops selling famous kilts. The Argyll Arcade, is one of the oldest shopping centers in the UK. It was constructed in 1827, and is shown carrying a metal bird above it. It's very cute and now it only has luxury stores.
The old industrial area of Glasgow, the one that's on the banks of the River Clyde, a saltwater area, has undergone major reforms in recent decades in order to turn the area into a recreational area. And that's really what they're getting. There are only a few vestiges of the past, in the form of red brick buildings that contrast the Victorian environment's character with modern buildings, such as the headquarters of the BBC in Scotland, and the Quay. The city offer access to the international congress, cinemas, restaurants and the recent construction of modern apartment buildings with a futuristic design that have made the area be revalued and, in fact, it's one of the most expensive areas in Glasgow. Anyone who's been to Newcastle will find the city to be more like this with its two bridges that remind us of the beautiful city in the North of England. This could be one of the examples of architecture that defines Glasgow, Scotland. It's perhaps a bit less traditional, but it's certainly the most innovative and involved structure with the latest cultural and style trends.