Watch: I moved to Dennistoun a year ago and here are 10 places I love in my neighbourhood

Guide to one of Glasgow’s most sought after neighbourhoods.

I moved to Dennistoun last year - widely considered the coolest neighbourhood in Glasgow’s East End that has seen an influx of independent businesses and new residents, including students, young professionals and creatives. Having lived most of my life in Falkirk my only real experience of the Glasgow was limited to its centre clothes shops, gig venues, pubs and the occasional nightclub when I moved to the city. I soon found there was much more to discover.

I was entirely unfamiliar with this pocket of Glasgow, only ending up here because the specific flat my boyfriend and I found was withing walking distance to our respective workplaces and on the market at a price we could afford. Our new home became Alexandria Parade and a considerable portion of the last year has been devoted to exploring the businesses that share our new postcode. Dennistoun has become part of our daily lives.  

And what an experience this has been for us. The neighbourhood thrives because of its independent businesses, people bringing their creativity, and harnessing quality and individuality. It’s added an element to the neighbourhood’s personality.

After a year of living here, these are my top places to eat, drink and shop on Duke Street in Dennistoun:

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