As we’re all told, turning up early to your flight is generally a good idea. You’ll skip the stress of running through the airport at the last minute, and give yourself a buffer in case you come upon any traffic en route. The only problem with this organised approach is that you do find yourself with extra time to kill before you board the plane. This can become even more of a pressing issue when you find yourself with a long layover or an unexpected delay.
While wandering some airports can be a bit of a bore, Glasgow has you covered. There are plenty of shops, interesting bars, and restaurants for you to settle into with your feet up while you wait, to make the very most of your last few hours of holiday. Read on to discover some of the highlights of the entertainment on offer at Glasgow Airport to look forward to once you reach the end of your car hire journey.
Clothing and Accessories
Avoid a packing crisis or just enjoy a spot of retail therapy at the Fashion Place
Misplaced a few things during your trip? Or heading off to warmer climes and realised you’ve only packed your winter wardrobe? All may not be lost. Glasgow Airport has a variety of shops to cover almost all tastes, budgets, and styles, so with any luck there will be something to solve your crisis. If it’s clothes you’re after, head to The Fashion Place,where you’ll find items from a host of popular designer and high street brands such as Superdry, Lacoste, Armani, Boss Orange, Ted Baker, and Barbour. Of course, you don’t have to have to be in need of something for a spot of shopping. Sometimes we need to treat ourselves to help sweeten the fact that the holiday is finally over. Splash out on a new watch or wallet from the World of Duty Free, try on some new sunnies for size at Sunglass Hut, or even go all out for some luxury jewellery from Swarovski.
Health and Beauty
For lovers of makeup, perfumes, and beauty products, the airport is a great excuse to spend excessive amounts of time wandering around and assembling next year’s Christmas list. The magic of Duty Free can certainly help, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, the trustworthy chemist and beauty store Boots may have the answer.
It may not be your intention to buy your child, partner, or parent a last-minute gift from the airport, but let’s be honest, it happens to the best of us. In case gift buying has slipped your mind during your travels around Glasgow, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a range of options to consider before you take off. Whether it’s a new novel from bookshop WHSmith, a deliciously scented candle from Jo Malone, or a shiny handbag from Accessorize, there’s plenty at Glasgow Airport to help you stay in the good books.
Even with the best shops at your fingertips, sometimes all we want to do at the airport is relax, scroll through holiday photos, or have a chat with friends at home. This is a lot easier with the help of Wi-Fi, which thankfully can be accessed free of charge at Glasgow Airport for up to 60 minutes.