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Glasgow OVO Hydro
Glasgow's OVO Hydro is the largest multi-purpose indoor arena in Scotland, located within the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in central Glasgow. Opened in 2013 by Sir Rod Stewart, the Hydro (as it is known locally) has hosted UFC fights, boxing matches, the Eurovision Song Contest and concerts by global superstars including Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Madonna. OVO Hydro is situated on the bank of the River Clyde, next to Exhibition Centre railway station.
Getting to OVO Hydro
Exhibition Centre railway station is linked to the exhibition venues by footbridge, so reaching Glasgow Hydro by train is easy. Regular ScotRail services arrive from across the country. Unlike at some UK event spaces, there is no need to take a taxi to OVO Hydro from the train station.
If flying into Glasgow Airport, note that there are no direct public transport links to OVO Hydro, so the fastest transport option is an airport transfer from Glasgow Airport to OVO Hydro, with a local Glasgow taxi company. Glasgow Airport is just 6 miles from the Hydro. To view quotes and book a taxi in advance, before your flight, check online fare comparison sites including Cabubble to see available local taxi services. Alternatively, use the airport terminal taxi rank for taxis to Glasgow city centre. Ride-hailing apps may offer alternative online minicab booking services, but be wary of surge-pricing. International apps can charge more than local Glasgow taxi fares, particularly at busy times, so be sure to use a UK taxi app.
If driving to OVO Hydro, the nearest UK motorway junction is M8 junction 19, half a mile east of the venue. Glasgow City Council operates a multi-storey carpark conveniently linked by walkways to the SEC campus. The carpark includes accessible blue badge spaces. A convenient alternative to driving and parking is to book a local taxi instead, to travel direct to Glasgow Hydro from elsewhere in the city.
Attractions Near OVO Hydro, Glasgow
For visitors hungry before the performance at OVO Hydro, nearby Finnieston is packed with places to eat and drink, all within easy walking distance, without requiring public transport or taxi services to Finnieston. Football fans with spare time before an event at OVO Hydro may want to visit Ibrox Stadium, home to Rangers Football Club, around a mile from Glasgow OVO Hydro. Visitors are advised to book a local minicab or taxi in advance, to ensure they reach Glasgow Hydro on time for the show.
After the performance at OVO Hydro, for visitors staying longer in Glasgow, there are many hotels to choose from in Anderston, the new financial hub of Glasgow. To get there, book a local local Glasgow taxi service in advance, to secure a fixed fare and pickup, plus save time searching for taxis nearby.
The University of Glasgow is also near OVO Hydro. There are direct public transport links to the university from Glasgow Airport, but international students flying in with lots of luggage will find an airport transfer easier. Comparing airport transfers on Cabubble gives students in Glasgow the cheapest taxi prices, for airport trips and nights out. By comparing taxi prices on Cabubble to get the best fare, money saved can instead be put towards tickets for a show at Glasgow OVO Hydro.