With five main exhibition halls and with an area over 22,000 square metres, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is the largest exhibition centre in Scotland. The north bank of the River Clyde gives it a lovely view of both the water and the Glasgow skyline. With so much going for it, it’s no wonder that the SECC is known for hosting large concerts and events. Past concerts have spanned the range from Luciano Pavarotti to Guns ‘n Roses. Events have included the BBC Good Food Show, the Glasgow auditions of the X Factor, and even golf shows. There’s truly something to see for everyone at the SECC.
- Attend annual shows like the Scottish Fashion Awards or see a concert from a wide range of acts like Tenacious D and Blink-182.
- Rest a bit at McColls on the main concourse, where you can absorb some reading material, snacks, and other sundries.
- Stay at the fifteen-storey Forum Hotel while you’re visiting Glasgow (note that even though the floors go to 16, there is no 13th floor).
You can get to Glasgow by rail, air, or road, and then you’ll find that the city itself is quite compact, built on an easy-to-navigate grid system, and has fantastic public transportation. All of this makes it simple and safe to get around without a car. Located on the Clyde River, the SECC takes up 64 acres of land with lots of space for parking your car. If you prefer public transportation in Glasgow to driving yourself, you can disembark at the SECC’s Exhibition Centre station on the Argyle Line.
72 hotels near SECC
The Jurys Inn Glasgow is the perfect base for a city break or business trip, being located right in the centre of Glasgow, close to transport links and main shopping and financial districts. The... More
Featuring comfortable accommodations set in Glasgow city centre, The Victorian House Hotel makes for an ideal starting point for travellers in the area. A visit to the city is incomplete without a... More
Offering value-for-money accommodations in a central location, Best Western Glasgow City Hotel makes for a convenient base for business and leisure travellers in the vibrant metropolis. This former... More
Offering a favourable location and relaxing atmosphere, the Acorn Hotel Glasgow is the right choice of accommodation, while visiting Glasgow. GeneralDuring leisure, you can relax at the lobby,... More
Featuring a boutique property housed in a former Scottish power station, Hotel Indigo GLASGOW makes for an ideal retreat to leisure travellers exploring this side of United Kingdom. Holidaymakers... More
The Marriott Hotel Glasgow is a popular choice of accommodation for both business and leisure visitors to the city. The property enjoys a central location close to the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and... More
The Glasgow Menzies Hotel is centrally situated in the city centre, within easy walking distance of the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre). The historical property originates from a... More
Situated in the historic and cultural city of Glasgow, Lorne Hotel Glasgow offers a playful mix of trendy with tradition. Exceptional service and comfortable accommodation makes this hotel a... More
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow, a modern high rise building overlooking the River Clyde, provides direct access to the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre). The property enjoys a... More