Accommodation Scottish Event Campus
G3 6TT, Glasgow, 260 - 276 Renfrew Street
Set in the heart of the city centre, McLays Guest House is well located for visiting Glasgow’s museums and art galleries and is just a few minutes’ walk from Glasgow’s shopping streets, Sauchiehall Street and... read more
£ 40.00View Rates
G3 8HL, Glasgow, 10 Tunnel Street
Near the SECC conference centre and Scottish Hydro Arena, Campanile Glasgow has modern rooms 0.5 miles from the M8 motorway. There is free parking and 2 rail stations close by. Campanile Glasgow has modern facilities... read more
£ 41.65View Rates
G2 6AE, Glasgow, 37-39 Hope Street
The stylish Artto Hotel offer free WiFi and an Indian restaurant.Situated in Glasgow’s lively centre, the hotel is opposite Glasgow Central Railway Station. With fresh, modern décor, the spacious rooms at Artto feature private bathrooms... read more
G3 7TF, Glasgow, 904 Sauchiehall Street
The friendly, family-run Sandyford hotel offers stylish en suite rooms, a 10-minute walk from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. There is free 24-hour Wi-Fi access throughout. The en suite rooms at the Sandyford feature... read more
G3 7TQ, Glasgow, 931 Sauchiehall Street, West End
Close to The Hydro entertainment venue, SECC and Kelvingrove Park, Devoncove Hotel Glasgow is 5 minutes' from Glasgow city centre and the West End. It has limited on site car parking and good public transport... read more
G1 1TY, Glasgow, 52 Virginia Street
The privately owned 3-star Merchant City Inn is set in the centre of Glasgow, in a secluded street adjacent to renowned Argyle Street and 2 minutes' walk from George Square. It is in the heart... read more
£ 48.00View Rates
G3 7TQ, Glasgow, 923 Sauchiehall Street
The Lorne Hotel Glasgow is located in Glasgow’s West End, only a short walk from a selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. This modern hotel is a converted Victorian building, and offers free WiFi... read more
£ 50.15View Rates
G12 8EB, Glasgow, 6 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road
In Glasgow’s West End, the Argyll Western Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the university and just 5 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Nearby is the pretty cobbled road of Ashton Lane, lined with... read more
£ 54.00View Rates
G1 1DQ, Glasgow, 201 Ingram Street
In Glasgow’s vibrant city centre, this hotel offers stylish accommodation. The main high street can be reached with just a few minutes’ walk. Each modern room at Mercure Glasgow City Hotel features an LCD flat-screen... read more
£ 60.00View Rates
G1 4QG, Glasgow, 60-96 Jamaica Street
Overlooking the River Clyde, this Jurys Inn is in the city centre, next to Glasgow Central Station. It boasts air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TVs, 24-hour reception, bar and restaurant. The stylish bedrooms at the... read more
£ 65.60View Rates
G3 8AZ, Glasgow, 27 Washington Street
A few minute’s walk from Glasgow Central Station this AA 4-star hotel offers quiet, spacious, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, leisure facilities and on-site parking. The leisure Club has a 15-metre pool, steam room, sauna,... read more
£ 72.00View Rates
G1 2RL, Glasgow, Theatreland
The Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Theatreland is well-placed in the city centre, just a few metres from shops and nightlife. It has a bar, a restaurant, meeting facilities and bright modern bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.... read more
£ 75.00View Rates
G2 3BW, Glasgow, 60 Renfrew Street (corner of Hope Street)
This citizenM Glasgow is located 400 metres from Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. It offers stylish, modern rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cocktail bar, a designer lobby and a 24-hour canteen. Glasgow Central Rail Station and... read more
£ 76.00View Rates
G1 3SF, Glasgow, Gordon Street
Located at Glasgow Central Station, the award-winning Grand Central Hotel is an iconic hotel set within Glasgow’s shopping district. It boasts a fine restaurant, free WiFi and 21 meeting rooms for up to 500 guests.... read more
£ 76.05View Rates
G3 8HN, Glasgow, Finnieston Quay
Set on the banks of the River Clyde, Hilton Garden Inn offers rooms with views and free WiFi access. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and SSE Hydro are both 2 minutes’ walk away, while... read more
£ 81.32View Rates
G12 0XP, Glasgow, Great Western Road
In Glasgow’s fashionable West End, the Glasgow Pond offers free Wi-Fi. The city centre is just a 10-minute drive away. Each stylish, modern room at the Glasgow Pond Hotel has a digital TV. Guests receive... read more
£ 84.00View Rates
G2 2EN, Glasgow, 110 Bath Street
Apex City of Glasgow is located in the heart of Glasgow's vibrant city centre, where this boutique-style hotel offers free WiFi and has good access to the M8 motorway, a few minutes' drive away. Guests... read more
£ 85.50View Rates
G1 2RL, Glasgow, 161 West Nile Street
This 4-star Holiday Inn is located in the heart of Glasgow, just 50 metres from the Royal Concert Hall. It offers bright, elegant rooms with modern bathrooms, 1 hour of free Wi-Fi and an award-winning... read more
£ 90.00View Rates
G3 8HT, Glasgow, 1 William Street
In Glasgow city centre, the Hilton Glasgow Hotel is set in the heart of the financial district, with easy access to transport links and the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SEC). The hotel is just... read more
£ 92.65View Rates
G2 8DL, Glasgow, 301 Argyle St
This modern hotel is opposite Glasgow Central Station and features award-winning architecture. It boasts a stunning atrium, rooms with wall-to-ceiling windows and free access to a nearby pool and gym. The spacious rooms at the... read more
£ 98.10View Rates
The History of the Venue
The SEC Centre is predominantly known for the spectacular concerts that it hosts on a regular basis. Every month, the venue plays host to live music events, dance concerts, comedy gigs and more, with thousands of visitors flocking through the doors.
The original exhibition centre building opened doors in 1985, and since then it has seen several renovations and expansions. Hall 1 hosted its first concert back in 1985. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra performed immediately after the opening of the main building. Through the years, the halls have hosted a range of concerts and events, including performances by Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Luciano Pavarotti and rock star Bryan Adams.
Clyde Auditorium, a new building, was completed in 1997, adding 3000 new seats to the capacity of the SEC centre. The Queens Dock 2 expansion project incorporated the creation of the 12,500 seat SSE Hydro, which was completed in September 2013. SSE Hydro has hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2014.
Due to its proximity to the city centre, there’s plenty of choice for those visiting the venue when it comes to hotels. Whether you’re in town for the day taking in a show and need some comfortable lodgings for the night, or plan on spending a longer spell in Glasgow, you’ll find plenty of budget friendly rooms on offer.
Stay in Glasgow’s Most Dynamic Districts
It mightn’t be the capital city of Scotland, but Glasgow is by far the largest. With a population of some 600,000 and growing, it’s an increasingly attractive destination for those looking to relocate in the area. For overnight trips to the city, the centre of town remains the best place for hotels and accommodation.
The retail and theatre district is must for those looking to see the best of the city, while the Merchant City district offers an extensive selection of cheap accommodation for longer stays. If you’re not looking to fork out a premium for the please of city centre living, it’s worth exploring accommodation options in the West and East Side districts. If you’re after a more rural retreat, venture slightly further afield to find cheap hotels and b&b accommodation in Glasgow North. The South Side region is also a great place to scope out lower rates on holiday accommodation if you’re in town for longer.
Getting to the Convention Center
With its own international airport and excellent road and rail links, Glasgow is one of the best connected cities in the UK and is increasingly popular with tourists and business travellers alike.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is located only a 45-minute drive away. The international airport GLA, which is located closer to the city, provides easy access from a medley of European and North American destinations.
Railway access to Glasgow is available from most of the big UK cities. Glasgow Central station is the main hub for rail connections in the city, offering regular train services to destinations throughout Scotland and to a number of prominent UK destinations, including London King’s Cross.
Queen Street Station is the one servicing trains from central and northern Scotland.
Are you looking for ways to get from Glasgow Central Station to the conference center ? Scotrail is one of the most convenient options and it leaves the station every 10 minutes from platform 17, lower level. For services within the city itself, the Glasgow Subway metro system provides rapid connections to popular points across town. Buchanan Bus Station also serves as the central hub for affordable public transport across town, with regular bus services across the city and to points further afield.
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Where is ? Location
Originally opened in 1985, the SEC is Scotland’s largest exhibition centre and plays host to dozens of popular events annually. The venue has undergone massive expansion in recent years and can now comfortably accommodate upwards of 10,000 individuals in its largest concert hall alone.
The 250,000 square foot venue regularly commands top-flight talent with many comedians, international recording artists and other performers regularly taking the stage. The SECC is also popular with big businesses and international organisations, with its smaller rooms and auditoriums providing ample seating for large groups of delegates.
See also : Hotels and Cheap B&B’s near Edinburgh EICC.
Location : to the west of central Glasgow Scotland lodging, on the north bank of the River Clyde in the Stobcross area of the city.
The nearest airport is Glasgow’s International Airport, located less than 15 minutes drive by direct motorway link from the city centre. Both Prestwick and Edinburgh’s Turnhouse airport are other options.
Address : Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, Scotland, United Kingdom
Parking : a multi-storey car parking is located at the SECC, at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW.
Postcode district : G3
Capacity : 22,355 sqm, and 5 main exhibition halls
Owned : by SEC Ltd
Opened : in 1985
Nearest Hotels : to the west of the city centre near Exhibition Centre railway station.
Nearby Attractions and Sights G3 8YW area
Clyde Arc Bridge or Squinty Bridge (Finnieston, River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland): bridge spanning the River Clyde, connecting Finnieston with Govan. The surrounding area becomes a spectacular colorful scene in the evening.
IMAX Theatre (Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, G51 1EA, Scotland): one of the world’s largest cinema screens next to the Science Centre.
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (100 Pointhouse Place, G3 8RS, Scotland (West End)): museum displaying Motorbikes, Trams, Cars, Steam Trains and Models of Ships (The Hood, and the Queen Mary). There is also a ship moored behind the museum which is free to board.
The Mackintosh House (82 Hillhead Street, Scotland (West End)): home of Charles Mackintosh, the turn-of-the-century Scottish architect and artist. The House combined with the Art Gallery are well worth a visit.