Local services in Aberdeen
There are superb shopping and eating opportunities in the city of Aberdeen. If you want to take in some breath-taking scenery then a trip along the banks of the River Dee is a must. As the centre for the whole of the North East of Scotland, Aberdeen has for centuries been the main commercial centre for a huge catchment area. Indeed, the range and quality of shops in the city even attracts shoppers from as far afield as Norway.
Traditionally Aberdeen's main shopping areas of the city have been Union Street and George Street, but now shopping malls in the city centre have changed the shopping patterns. Aberdeen is home to a thriving nightlife. Due to a large student population, the city has built an impressive collection of nightclubs appealing to a wide range of tastes. Visiting a club is the perfect way to round off a night after experiencing the atmosphere of one of Aberdeen’s many pubs.
Whether you are looking for old world pubs or trendy bars and clubs, you can find it in Aberdeen. And, the majority of Aberdeen's nightlife can be found close to the Park Inn along Union and Belmont Streets. The lanes around Belmont Street offer lively watering holes popular with the students of the University of Aberdeen. Many of the area's clubs also sit alongside wide courtyards, offering enjoyable locales for outdoor drinking in the summertime.
Union Street is the place to find more mainstream bars and clubs, you'll find anything from trendy cocktail bars to traditional Scottish pubs to nightclubs serving up hip hop, indie, rock and super cheesy pop. Aberdeen also has an exceptional music scene, and visitors will regularly find DJ nights, gigs by home-grown talent, and performances by established and up-and-coming artists at the many live-music venues peppered throughout the city.