The range of businesses in Govanhill reflects the diversity of the community.
A number of businesses support international connections – money transfer, cargo services, travel agencies – as well as clothing and food stores for all nationalities. The area is also home to traditional shops, including cobblers, school uniform suppliers and cafes. A mixed housing and retail development is under way at the site at the former Larkfield bus depot, near Eglinton Toll.
The area is home to legendary food outlets like the Anarkali, Queen’s Park Café, Yadgar and Nan’s roll shop on Inglefield St. The Star Bar continues to offer the cheapest 3 course meal in Glasgow and newcomers like Milk offer delicious lunches.
Govanhill is home to a huge array of small businesses, often home based or tucked away in community buildings. Around 40 community organisations are based in Govanhill, providing useful and necessary services to local people. The community is home to a huge number of artists producing a wonderful array of work. There are 4 separate artist studio complexes in Govanhill and a huge array of artistic activity delivered or supported in local community facilities. Govanhill Baths has also become an arts and upcycling hub, with exhibitions and performances, as well as an in-house theatre company.
Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT) supports the economic development of the area and helps create opportunities for local people to improve and develop their quality of life. If you are interested in establishing a social enterprise or need some support to get your business off the ground then get in touch and we will do what we can to help you or signpost you to people who can. As part of its work, GCDT has a property portfolio that provides quality, affordable offices and workspaces for businesses, social enterprises, voluntary organisations and public sector tenants across the Govanhill area.