Accommodation Scottish Event Campus

Argyll Guest House

G3 7TH, Glasgow, 970 Sauchiehall street

Situated 20 minutes’ walk from Glasgow city centre, the Argyll Guest House offers en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a varied breakfast menu. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is only 10 minutes’ walk away. All... read more

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Smiths Hotel

G3 7TQ, Glasgow, 963 Sauchiehall Street

In Glasgow’s West End, 1.6 km from the very heart of the city centre, this elegant Victorian town house is now a warm, friendly, family-run hotel offering good-value accommodation. Established in 1928, Smiths Hotel has... read more

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£ 24.30

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Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre

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

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£ 55.00

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Crowne Plaza Glasgow, an IHG Hotel

G3 8QT, Glasgow, Congress Rd

Only a few minutes’ walk from the SEC campus, the 4-star Crowne Plaza Glasgow overlooks the River Clyde. It has a leisure club with a pool and spa, as well as a maritime-inspired restaurant and... read more

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£ 55.44

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Argyll Hotel

G3 7TQ, Glasgow, 973 Sauchiehall St

This traditional family-run hotel is 800 metres from the SECC and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It has free Wi-Fi, free limited parking, good-value food and rooms each with a private bathroom. The Argyll Hotel... read more

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£ 25.00

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Campanile Hotel Glasgow SECC Hydro

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

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£ 44.10

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Sandyford Hotel

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

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£ 30.00

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Village Hotel Glasgow

G51 1DB, Glasgow, 7 Festival Gate, Pacific Drive

Located near the SECC, SSE Hydro Arena and Clyde Auditorium, Village Hotel Glasgow offers car parking. It boasts a Grill restaurant, a trendy bar, Starbucks, 4 meeting rooms for up to 300 guests and a... read more

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£ 52.00

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The History of the Venue


glasgow accommodation near secc exhibition center 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.

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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


hotel roomIt 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.

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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


Name : The SEC Centre (Scottish Event Campus) (SEC), parking.

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

Region : West Central Lowlands

Tel : +44 141 248 3000

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.