Finnieston has really come into its own over the past few years, with more and more independent businesses choosing to set up shop in this vibrant and bustling neighbourhood. The opening of the SSE Hydro arena in 2013 – an impressive 13,000-capacity venue next to the SECC and Clyde Auditorium – has also played a large part in the increased custom enjoyed by local cafes, bars and restaurants, many of which are fully booked weeks in advance of major concerts and events.
Situated between Kelvingrove Park and the north bank of the Clyde, Finnieston is well served by public transport and just a short walk from Glasgow City Centre, Byres Road and the popular West End neighbourhoods of Hyndland, Dowanhill, Partick and Kelvinbridge. A stone’s throw away from the University of Glasgow and the West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital (formerly Yorkhill Children’s Hospital), the area is well served by a number of local amenities, including supermarkets, GP and dental practices, schools and nurseries, a Post Office and Nuffield health and fitness centre.
Buying or renting property in Finnieston
The growing popularity of Finnieston has resulted in an increased demand for good quality residential property in the area. A number of modern apartment buildings have been constructed – most notably– with further plans and developments underway for additional large-scale urban blocks on Minerva Street. As a result, property values and sale prices in Finnieston have risen considerably in recent years and continue to flourish as we near the end of 2016.
A great area for students, professionals and families alike, the residential property market in this ‘up-and-coming’ UK hotspot has shown no signs of weakness, with most flats attracting a huge number of viewers and selling at their closing dates for well above asking prices and Home Report values. As is the case in all areas of rental demand and values are also on the increase in Finnieston. This part of the city really is one of safest places in Scotland to invest in property. ,
Popular hotspots in and around Finnieston
With the exception of a couple of well known supermarkets, there’s very little sign of chain stores in Finnieston. Instead, you’ll be spoiled for choice with a selection of independent cafe bars, artisan coffee houses, pubs, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, whole food stores, delis and a range of other shops and services. Far too many to mention here, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the most popular spots in the area.
Roots and Fruits
A great little store where you will find homemade cakes and deli items, locally-sourced produce, whole food and organic items and eco-friendly sundries. Open 7 days a week.
Serving modern Scottish cuisine made from locally-sourced produce of the highest quality, The Scullery opened its doors in 2014 and provides a relaxed, atmospheric dining experience. With its stylish interiors of exposed brick, sandstone pillars, fairy lights and chandeliers, this award-winning restaurant has received high praise from well-known food critics Joanna Blythman and Ron McKenna.
The Hidden Lane Tearoom
Nestled away in a corner of the Hidden Lane (a.k.a Argyle Court) and surrounded by an colourful assortment of approximately 100 creative studios, you really need to know where to look to find the Hidden Lane Tearoom… as the name would suggest! With a selection of 30 loose-leaf teas to choose from – all served in mismatching vintage crockery – you will also find a varied menu of delicious food, including pancakes, traditional afternoon tea, soups and sandwiches and homemade cakes – including secret recipe scones and a great choice of quality vegan and gluten free options.
The Shop of Interest
An art gallery and boutique offering a fine selection of prints, cards, clothing, gifts, homeware and jewellery. Whether you are looking for a gift or something stylish for yourself or home, you are sure to find it here.
Minerva Apartments – New Homes in Finnieston
It’s all on your doorstep when living at Minerva Apartments Finnieston. Designed for those who expect a little more from life, Minerva apartments is a selection of just 14 contemporary apartments in Finnieston, Glasgow’s “hippest place to live” according to a recent Sunday Times article.
Ideally positioned between the West End and City Centre, Minerva apartments is a small contemporary development of brand new, high spec one and two bedroom apartments and bright two bedroom penthouses with private terraces – allowing you to enjoy the views over the SSE Hydro, the iconic Finnieston Crane and the River Clyde beyond.
1 bedroom apartments from £185,000
2 bedroom apartments from £235,000