Sing your heart out!
With a capacity of 12,000, The SSE Hydro hosts the best UK and global live acts, world-class entertainment and high-profile sporting events. Specifically designed as one of the world's top live entertainment venue, over 1 million visitors experience the outstanding atmosphere and revel in the ultra-modern facilities.
The Hydro is one of the fifth busiest entertainment venues in the world, joining hallmark venues such as The London 02 Arena and New York's Madison Square Garden.
Set in an ideal location in Glasgow's city centre, The SSE Hydro, alongside a rich heritage of cultural treasures, cements Glasgow's reputation as one of Europe's most exciting cities and a phenomenal venue for concert lovers.
The SECC is home to five huge exhibition halls which regularly house exhibitions, conferences and entertainment acts while the 3000-seater Clyde Auditorium, known locally as the Armadillo, is instantly recognisable and a great venue for panto, comedy and more.
Handy hotel near The Hydro
Holiday Inn Express Glasgow is only an 8-minute taxi ride from The SSE Hydro or you can walk the 1.6 miles in around 30 minutes. Stay with us and sink into your comfortable bed after an evening singing along to your favourite band or artist.
Once you have seen your favourite act, explore Glasgow's nightlife, with restaurants and bars to suit all budgets and tastes or head back to Holiday Inn Express Glasgow Riverside. With us you can relax in our modernised bedrooms, grab a drink from the bar and use our free Wi-Fi to upload your best gig pictures.
Visit the SSE Hydro with Holiday Inn Express Glasgow for a really memorable experience.
The Hydro and the SEC
The SSE Hydro and SEC are approximately a 30-minute walk from our hotel.
1. From our main entrance, turn right and walk to the end of the road
2. Cross over onto the Clyde side pedestrian walkway
3. Follow the River Clyde west past the Grosvenor Casino Riverboat (10mins)
4. Walk until you reach the Squinty Bridge (15mins)
5. Follow Congress Way round to the arenas (5mins)
6. The SSE Hydro will be on your right, with the Clyde Auditorium and SECC ahead of you
Please note: quicker alternative transportation may be available
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