VICTORIA ROAD

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Victoria Road runs northeast from Queen's Drive, opposite the main entrance to Queen's Park. The shops start beyond Maybank Lane, the first turning on the left and Langside Lane, the first on the right. Somerfield, on the left beyond Kingarth Street marks the end of this shopping area.

Shops are listed going northeast, i.e. away from Queen's Park towards Somerfield.

Which Part?

  Left-hand Side, Between Maybank Avenue and Alison Street
Left-hand Side, Between Alison and Calder Streets
Left-hand Side, Between Calder and Kingarth Streets
Right-hand Side, Between Langside Lane and Alison Street
Right-hand Side, Between Alison and Calder Streets
Right-hand Side, Between Calder and Kingarth Streets

Left-hand (Northwest) Side, Between Maybank Avenue and Alison Street

  Queen's Park Cafe, pub
entrance to flats
Sunshine, white goods
GSPC, estate agents
Exchange, DVD and videos
entrance to flats
vacant
vacant

Albert Avenue, blocked to traffic

Crossing of Victoria Road - Albert Avenue to Albert Road

Continuing Northeast Along the Left-hand Side, Beyond Albert Avenue

  O'Donnell's, pub
Michael Rodgers, hair care
entrance to flats
Coral, betting, entrance in Torrisdale Street

Torrisdale Street, traffic can turn in here, usually light, there is no traffic light control at this crossing.

Continuing on Left-Hand Side, Beyond Torrisdale Street

  entrance to Queens Park Station
Mica Hardware
Abbey, bank
D M Hoey, men's clothes, closing
bus stop to right "Victoria Road" 5A to St. Enochs
blank door
Post Office
post box, about a metre beyond the entrance
2 phone boxes on right
Crossing of Victoria Road, Towards Dixon Avenue
Halifax, bank
Bank of Scotland

Prince Edward Street, blocked to traffic, bollowds on left.

Continuing on Left-hand Side, Beyond Prince Edward Street

  alistair Steel, shoes
Habibti, clothes by Lynn
Bavajee, newsagents
entrance to flats
Robert T Japp, optician
The Melting Pot, cafe and bistro
Victoria Amusements, amusement arcade
Farmfoods
Superdrug
entrance to flats
Belton Pervez, solicitors
Morrisons, pharmacy
entrance to flats
Cancer Research UK
Good, newsagents
entrance to flats
Cardsaver, card and gift shop
Tan Ko, tanning
Cameron, optician
entrance to flats
Victoria Bar, pub

Alison Street

The Crossroads - Victoria Road and Alison Street

Left-hand (northwest) Side, Between Alison and Calder Streets

  Royal Bank of Scotland
Brian J Cleary, dentist, up steps to entrance
Moments, card and gift shop
Victoria Road Fishmongers
G & M Jewellers and Watchmakers
Mr Ralston, fruit shop
Mr Ralston, flowers
Bright News, newsagent

Bowman Street, this is blocked to traffic there are bollards on your left followed by a recycling bin. There are two phone boxes on your right, followed by a bus stop. This is a very cluttered section of pavement.

Continuing on the Left-hand Side, Beyond Bowman Street

  Coffee Connections, coffee shop with tables and chairs on pavement
Lady Victoria Creative Hair Styles
Cuti-Cool, creative nail design and beauty treatments
the Victoria Barbers
entrance to flats
vacant
Haddows, off licence
Victoria Newsagents
entrance to flats
Campbell's, boys' clothing
Victoria Discount Company, general
Campbell's, girl's clothing

Calder Street

The Crossroads - Victoria Road and Calder Street

Left-hand (northwest) Side, Between Calder and Kingarth Streets

  Ferns, artificial flowers
Maximum Hot Tanning
Victoria Watch Makers
entrance to flats
Victoria Road Carpets
entrance to flats
Rileys Snooker Club
Happy Days, card and gift shop
Callander's, 2nd hand furniture and removals
entrance to flats
Jagged Eddge, tatoo and body piercing
Kirkwood, women's clothes

Kingarth Street, there are no traffic lights at this crossing. beware traffic from either direction.

Somerfield

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Right-hand (southeast) Side, Between Langside Lane and Alison Street

  entrance to flats
Thomas Cook, travel agent
GPS Property and Accountancy
entrance to flats
Anarkali, Indian restaurant
The Bus Stop Shop, newsagent
bus stop to left
Vacant
Ramsay's, fish and chips
Victoria Vaults, jewellery repair and jewellers
The Queens Cafe, icecream shop and cafe
entrance to flats
Oddbins off licence

Albert Road

The Crossing of Victoria Road Between Albert Road and Albert Avenue

continuing on Right-hand Side, beyond the Crossing from Albert Road

  phone boxes on right
vacant
Continental Delicatessen
Vacant
Ladbrokes, betting
entrance to flats
Lloyds Pharmacy
Vacant
Barnados
entrance to flats
Habib Bank, AG Zurich
Queens Park Off Sales
Vacant
Vacant

Dixon Avenue

The Crossing of Victoria Road from Dixon Avenue

Continuing on Right-Hand Side, Beyond the Crossing from Dixon Avenue

  phone boxes on right
Jim Blair, Insurances and Mortgages
Discount shop
Murrays, butchers
entrance to flats
vacant
Johnsons, dry cleaners
Vacant
entrance to flats
Treasures, cards and gifts
La Bussola, Italian restaurant, up steps to entrance
Vacant
Oxfam
Shoe Zone, shoes
entrance to flats
Semi-Chem, chemists
Cheque Centre
Klick, photography
entrance to flats
Boots the Chemist
Vacant
entrance to flats
Cheque and Pawn, pawn shop
Greggs, baker

Alison Street

The Crossroads of Bictoria Road and Alison Street

Right-hand (southeast) Side, Between Alison and Calder Streets

  Glens, tv and white goods
Goldsmith, jewellers
John Chalmers, optician
H & H Wholesale, clearance shop
Florist
entrance to flats
Pricekrushers, discount shop
Marti's, unisex hair salon
The Bungalow Cafe, cafe
Anvil Locksmiths Ltd
Scissors, unisex hair salon
Slots, amusement arcade

Bowman Street, blocked to traffic, bus stop on left, litter bin then phone boxes on right .

Continuing on Right-Hand Side, Beyond Bowman Street

  William Hill, betting
Ruthven Keenan, Pollock & Co., solicitors
Robert Thomas and Caplan, solicitors
Y F Salons, laser and beauty clinic
Vacant
Marie Curie Cancer Care

Calder Street

The Crossroads of Victoria Road and Calder Street

Right-hand (Southeast) Side, Between Calder and Kingarth Streets

  The Pandora, pub
entrance to flats
vacant
British Red Cross
entrance to flats
vacant
Consol Suncenter, tanning
entrance to flats
F Management ltd, hair and beauty shop
King World Travel
entrance to flats
vacant

Kingarth Street, there are no traffic lights at this crossing. beware traffic from either direction.

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