Merchant City music walking tour
Walking tours

Merchant City music walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 10 minutes
Do this because
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
  • First time? Perfect chance to get to the know the area like a pro
  • Let the atmosphere of the city surround you as your guide takes you through the streets
  • Learn more about the local culture first-hand
What to expect

Get off the tourist path and dive deep into the colourful characters, quirky stories and unique venues that make Glasgow a UNESCO City of Music with this entertaining, guided walking tour of the Merchant City and East End.

Walking the oldest streets of Glasgow, your two-hour tour will be led by enthusiastic musicians, fans and writers ready to regale you with all the tall tales from the city’s past and present venues, the artists who played in them and the audiences that continue to fill them with life.

Discover cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – Britain’s oldest surviving music hall and the scene for the stage debut of comedy legend Stan Laurel - and explore the Merchant City which has proved to be a creative stamping ground for everyone from Woody Guthrie to Billy Connolly, Simple Minds and Franz Ferdinand.

It's time to explore the stories of the veteran venues which have found a new lease of life; the fertile relationship between the city’s visual arts community and its musicians; the legendary pubs frequented by folk music giants and the newer, noisier upstarts that keep the grassroots scene growing.

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour
What's not included
  • Tips (optional)

159 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ, UK

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide outside the Clutha Bar.

What to remember
  • Children aged five and over are welcome on this tour
  • This tour covers approximately a mile and a half (2.4 kilometres) and has some stairs and inclines
  • Please wear flat, comfortable shoes
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  • This tour runs on Saturdays
  • It departs at 11.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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