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Scotland lost 1-0 against the Netherlands at Hampden Park in October © Alamy

Free Lionesses Guide to Glasgow

The Lionesses travel to Glasgow for their penultimate Nations League group match on Tuesday 5th December (7.45pm KO) with Scotland seeking revenge for September’s 2-1 defeat at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in a match which could be a very tense affair – or a dead rubber.

England’s chances of winning the group hang by a thread as they need to beat the Netherlands and Scotland in their last two games to stand any chance – and they’d still need other results to go their way.

Picture of Kevin.The Nations League’s mind-bogglingly complicated format has also thrown in another curveball as the group winner will progress to a knockout stage which will determine Olympic qualification.

As Team GB can’t compete in Nations League games England are the nominated side and determine overall qualification for Team GB.

This means Scottish players with ambitions of playing for Team GB at the Olympics have to hope England win the group – but if their side gets a result against England on Tuesday that is not possible.

Tuesday’s Scotland-England game will be broadcast on BBC1 while England-Netherlands (Friday 1st December) will be live on ITV4.

We’d like to thank Kevin Newell (above right) and Morag Anderson from Glasgow City Women Supporters Club for their help with this city guide.

Kevin and Morag: “Welcome all England fans to Glasgow and Scotland! We have suggested the following to help supporters navigate the beautiful city that is Glasgow.”

Travel 

The game will be at the home of Scottish football, Hampden Park, which is nice and easy to get too.

Here are a few options for getting there:

  • Trains – the service you can use is good old Scotrail and you will want to leave from Glasgow Central Station (if travelling from the city centre) and get off at Mount Florida (which is around 10 minutes walk away). Leave plenty of time for travel as this service will be busy due to locals and football fans using the trains. The trains are every 10/15 minutes and a ticket is £2.50. 
  • Bus and Subway information – can be found here: Glasgow Subway, Bus and Ticket information
  • Walking – it’s around a 50 minute walk to the stadium from the city centre.

Food and drink

Glasgow is full of great places to eat and drink both near the stadium and in the city centre. The last time England fans came to the city for a game against Scotland they enjoyed the pubs and bars around George Square at the heart of the city with The Counting House (Wetherspoons) being a fan favourite.

There are many other sites across the city centre but not so much around Hampden although Queen’s Park (one stop before Hampden Park) is a hub for restaurants and bars.

Other options:

  • The Glad Cafe
  • The Clockwork Bar 
  • The Rose Reilly
  • Cafe Salmagundi
  • French Monkey

Things to do in Glasgow

There are beautiful parks such as Glasgow Green (which is close to the city centre) and Queen’s Park

The Scottish Football Museum is at Hampden Park but isn’t open on matchdays while the Tennent’s Tour is “a must for beer fans, taking you from the 1500s to the present day. As the UK’s largest beer attraction, we will take you on an immersive journey through Scotland’s favourite beer history when you join us on a Heritage Tennent’s Tour.”

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opened in 1901 and has 22 galleries and featuring “everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and so much more”. What’s more it’s free entry and doesn’t require a booking.

Matchday

Your match ticket doesn’t have to be printed off and, while the stadium is cashless, vendors outside do accept cash. There is no fanzone for this game and maximum bag size is A4.

Stadium accessibility

Accessible parking is available at the stadium – parking permits need to be brought when purchasing matchday tickets. Those with additional accessibility requirements are encouraged to contact Hampden Park – contact details here.

Scotland Supporters Club

Scotland Supporters Club have also produced this excellent guide for visiting supporters which is well worth a read.

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