The coworking scene in Glasgow is undergoing a bit of a boom.
Though it’s not the most touristy city in the UK, it’s swiftly becoming a lot more popular… and many digital nomads are beginning to settle (temporarily, obviously) in the place.
Scotland’s biggest city is therefore becoming a better location for productively cracking on with a session of laptop-clutching remote-work.
So in this guide, we’ve helped you join the growing crowds, and we’ve brought you this… a list of the 11 best (and coolest!) coworking spaces in Glasgow.
Grab that laptop, pack yourself some sandwiches, and come cowork with Travelness!
Though I can’t help thinking the last two letters in this place’s name are unnecessary, Collabor8te is a great venue for getting some work done—and lots of people reckon it’s the best coworking space in Glasgow.
It’s a nice compromise between funky and functional. It’s not too serious or stifling, but it still places a big focus on knuckling down and getting productive. If you’re looking for a space that’s halfway between hip and boring, you’ve absolutely found it.
It’s clean and tidy, but it also has some decent personality… you’ll find bright colors, lots of natural light, a smiley bunch of friendly faces, and a free basic breakfast.
Because it’s a mixture between lots of different things (and because the prices are pretty reasonable), this place attracts a mixed bag of people… so it’s always inviting and inspiring.
Collabor8te is a very short walk from both High Street railway station and Queen Street railway station, so it’s really easy to access. This central location also means you’re close to many places to eat and drink. Nearby iCafe Merchant City is a great informal lunch spot… and it’s also popular with laptop-touting remote workers.
No matter who you are, or what you do, Collabor8te is definitely worth checking out. And it has basically everything you could ever want.
2. Clockwise Glasgow
If Collabor8te isn’t the best coworking space in Glasgow, Clockwise probably is.
One of the most well-known coworking venues in the city, it’s a little more trendy and modern than Collabor8te, and typically attracts a young crowd of hipsters and bohemians.
It features high ceilings, exposed brick, murals (painted by local artists), an excellent on-site cafe, board games, free drinks, massages, and lots of flair and frills. If you like modern and hip, you’ll absolutely love it. And considering how contemporary it is, it’s very affordable… with monthly rates starting at £80.
No matter when you come here, you’ll usually find a seat. Stretched over 11 floors (no, you didn’t read that wrong), it’s absolutely massive—and its lofty height gives great views over the city.
They also have a huge terrace, which functions as a breakout space, a social hangout, and a perfect place for relaxing in summer. And as a furry little bonus, the coworking space is dog-friendly. Coworking venues don’t get much more casual or alluring than this—and I would love to regularly work here.
It’s surrounded by endless places to eat and drink (from basic to high-end), and it’s only a 5-minute walk from Queen Street railway station.
3. The Whisky Bond
Strangely named The Whisky Bond sells itself way better than I ever could, claiming it “offers an antidote to city center working, without being miles away from it.”
Sitting in Port Dundas, slightly north of Glasgow’s very center, The Whisky Bond is perched right along the city’s canal, and it’s close to some great green spaces. Ideal if you want some stroll-worthy peace-pockets for your lunch breaks!
If you’re looking for stylish and sleek (but without too much unnecessary pretense), you’ve found it. The whole venue has a collaborative creative feel, and lots of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs come here. But it’s not showy in any way, and it’s really inclusive and welcoming.
The on-site cafe churns out some pretty tasty treats (including sandwiches, soups, salads, coffees and cakes).
The Whisky Bond also offers events, an outdoor terrace, friendly staff, and free parking. And as another sweet little perk, they have communal bike hire!
It’s a little outside of the central sprawl of the city, but you won’t need to walk more than 20 minutes to get to the venue. And the 7, 72, and 75 buses come right by here anyway!
4. Glasgow Collective
Although Glasgow Collective is in the slightly-outskirt district of Calton, it sits right between three central train stations (Bellgrove, Argyle Street, and High Street, if you’re interested),
It therefore couldn’t be in a much easier-to-access location, so it’s perfect for tourists and short-term travelers.
It’s also a genuinely unique and unusual space, and combines a whole load of different things. Expect private studios, private offices, long-term residents, and (of interest to you, since you’re reading this:) hot desks!
They have standard-style offices, a boardroom, and even a glass-fronted office pod (if, for some reason, you really want people to watch as your meeting progresses). The decor is a nice combo between functional and unique, and it offers a relaxing atmosphere (without being stiflingly quiet).
It attracts a nice mixture of quirky creatives and more ‘standard’ coworkers. So no matter who you are, you’ll always feel comfortable and welcome.
It’s very close to Glasgow Green (if you want a grassy lunch escape), and it’s right beside the cut-price eats of the iconic and ever-popular Barras Market.
5. Spaces West Regent Street
A little more ‘normal’ than some of the other Glasgow coworking options we’ve brought you so far, Spaces West Regent Street is (unsurprisingly) a branch of the well-known Spaces chain.
Like most Spaces venues, the vibe here is like a trendy office, with funky flourishes, large spaces, and unusual (but functional) decor.
You get meeting rooms, breakout areas, networking events, an on-site restaurant, and a well-lit and inviting space.
Because it’s right in the center of the city, this place is perfect for tourists and travelers. You’re close to transport, eats, drinks, after-work partying, and even many of the city’s tourist attractions. If you’re only in the city for a short while, you’ll think this is one of the best coworking spaces in Glasgow.
Spaces West Regent Street gets very busy, so I recommend booking in advance.
6. Spaces West Regent Street
Another Spaces option!
Spaces Charing Cross is (of course) owned by the same chain behind Spaces West Regent Street—and the two are relatively similar. It has a few more hot desks than its nearby cousin, so it’s a better option for snapping up some drop-in space.
Again, the interiors are bright and modern, and the place looks like a slightly-trendier version of Ikea. They have very fast WiFi, pretty good coffee, and an on-site restaurant.
They have both private offices and open-plan offices. Some spaces are quiet for concentration, others are a bit more sociable and relaxed for people who can’t bear silence (like me).
Spaces Charing Cross is in a very-easy-to-access part of the city. It’s right beside Charing Cross railway station, and it sits just off the M8 road (making it easy to drive to from outside the city). And as a nice bonus, the workspace is super close to the grassy goodness of Kelvingrove Park (one of the best and most popular green spaces in the city).
Some of the space’s glass-fronted areas have lovely views of the city.
7. Spaces West George Street
Yet one more Spaces option!
I’m gonna keep this brief, cos there’s not much I can say about this Spaces branch that I haven’t already said about the other two Spaces branches. What you get from them is pretty much also what you get from this one—except it’s a little smaller, and a little more central.
It has fewer hot desks than the other two options, so it’s a good idea to book in advance (especially since it’s right in the center of the city, and very close to railway stations and parking lots).
Unlike the other two Spaces options, there’s no on-site restaurant. But there’s a small area with drinks and snacks… and because of its location, you have literally hundreds of places to eat nearby.
It often gets very busy, which some people can find distracting and disruptive.
8. Wizu Workspace
Next up, we’re moving just a couple of streets away from Spaces West George Street… where you’ll find this place.
Another cool and quirky venue, Wizu Workspace (or just ‘Wizu,’ as it’s also known) is more like a cafe than a coworking space (in the best way possible). It offers large windows, pastel colors, a load of natural light, and a laid-back but productive atmosphere.
They have a huge variety of different seating options, from low-level comfort spots to ‘real’ desks, to barstool-style areas. It’s one of the most laid-back spaces on our list—if you like combining work with a chat, you’ll love it here. If you don’t, you probably won’t.
It’s also well-located for access, and for eating. It’s a 4-minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street Train Station, and a 6-minute walk from Buchanan Bus Station—and you’ll find plenty of meals and morsels in the area.
9. West End Coworking Glasgow
As you might have intelligently intuited for yourself, West End Coworking Glasgow is a coworking space… in the West End… of Glasgow.
Because it’s located in an outskirt part of the city, it’s not a great option for tourists or short-term-stayers.
But if you live in this part of the city, it’s an excellent choice. It sits just off Byres Road.
It’s right beside Hillhead subway station, so it’s easy to access. And it’s also surrounded by some pretty good places to eat and drink (with some particularly drool-inducing cut-price Indian food). If you want to work in this part of the city, you absolutely won’t find better than this.
Inside, you get plenty of perks and pluses too. Relaxed and colorful, working here feels like getting your laptop out in someone’s house (but a comfortable, cozy and productive house).
And best of all, it’s a fun and informal space. It attracts a mixed crowd of smiley and unpretentious workers from different industries, who often hang out together after (and during!) work.
10. Regus Eurocentral
The #1 contender for ‘most boring coworking space on our list,’ Regus Eurocentral isn’t innovative or inspiring in any way, but it’s popular with locals who regularly travel around the area.
Located right on the main M8 road running from Glasgow to Edinburgh, it sits around 12 miles (19km) east of central Glasgow. So it’s not a great option for anyone seeking a city-center venue.
But it is a great option for regular commuters, anyone who lives close to the M8 motorway, and anyone who regularly drives in and out of the city. It’s also within a 30-minute drive of both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.
It offers meeting rooms, basic workspaces, and a quiet atmosphere. It’s clean, friendly and productive.
Because it sits on one of the biggest industrial estates in Scotland, you have access to an excellent gym, the tasty treats of Piece Cafe, some relatively close-by snack stores, and some peaceful stretches of canal. So I guess maybe it isn’t so boring after all.
So, yeah, this probably isn’t one of the coolest coworking spaces in Glasgow. But for the right person, it might just offer everything you need.
11. The Pentagon Center
The Pentagon Center flies under the radar a little. It’s not one of the most well-known coworking spaces in Glasgow, but I’m not really sure why.
It offers plenty of great stuff, including a table-tennis table, free tea and coffee, a small on-site cafe, high-speed WiFi, showers, lockers, a pretty roof terrace, and private meeting rooms.
Alright, it’s a little dated in some ways, but all the facilities are modern, the staff are super-friendly, and it doesn’t try too hard (so it’s not pretentious, in the way that some coworking spaces can be).
It’s also super flexible, and you can book table space by the hour—perfect if you need a quick pit-stop, or if you just want to try the place out. They have space for individuals, and for full teams of up to 20.
It attracts a mixed crowd of friendly, laid-back people, so it’s a really pleasant place to work.
Like lots of the other coworking spaces in Glasgow, The Pentagon Center is super easy to access—it’s a 4-minute walk from Anderston train station, and it’s perched over the M8 motorway. It’s also located right beside the city’s river (along with some nice places to wander along its banks).
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Before You Go
And just like that, we’ve typed and clicked our way to the end of our guide on the 13 coolest coworking spaces in Glasgow.
And for even more working-on-the-go, check out our guides to the best coworking spaces in Edinburgh, and the best coworking spaces in Newcastle.
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