Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2010

The Glasgow International Comedy Festival had a record year in 2009. Over 75,000 tickets were sold, spanning 347 performances across a number of venues in Central Glasgow. The Festival continues to grown and 2010 promises to be an even bigger year, with numbers visting Glasgow predicted to increase.

Glasgow is a vibrant, cosmpolitan city offering stunning architecture (some say it is similar to Liverpool – in it’s attitude, not just it’s style) that has risen to former glories over the previous 10 years. Often seen as the poor cousin to Edinburgh (it only takes 40 minutes to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh on the train, so comparisons are inevitable) many people blieve that Glasgow is now bucking the trend. Glasgow has more to offer than the fierce rivalry of it’s Auld firm football clubs (Celtic and Rangers). Dining out in Glasgow has become fashionable; Glashgow nightlife is world renowned, and the International Comedy Festival adds another string to the cities bow. For more information on this event go to

A visit to Glasgow offers something completely different to a stay in Edinburgh, but with the 2 cities being so close to one another it is easy to combine a visit to both during the same trip. Of course, Serviced City Pads – a leading serviced apartment booking company has apartments in Glasgow as well as apartments in Edinburgh. The company offers short stay apartments as an alternative to staying in an hotel, whether that is an Edinburgh hotel or a Glasgow hotel. Infact Serviced City Pads has listings across the UK.

Serviced apartments and hotels are not directly comparable. Each product offers something slightly different to the next and one can’t always been seen as better than the other. Apartments are more spacious, and not as formal as staying in a hotel – you can cook your own food, which many visitors think offers them more freedom and flexibility; and are probably more homely. You are more likely to be left to your own devices when staying in an apartment in Glasgow than if you are in a Glasgow hotel.

Either way, if you visit you will see that we have a wide range of options available to the city visitor. Many of our accommodation offerings can be booked online, but you can also speak to a member of the booking team on 0844 335 8866. Try staying in an apartment in Glasgow. You might just prefer it to a hotel!