Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

Cultural & Theme Tours in Glasgow

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Explore Glasgow's music scene with this two hour guided walking tour of iconic venues in the Merchant City and East End.Entertaining and informative, this tour has all the stories about the legendary performers who have stayed, played and made music in Glasgow.The city has an unrivalled reputation for producing brilliant bands, making memorable music and putting on unforgettable shows. This tour will show you how and why.Our guides are enthusiastic music fans and writers who are immersed in Glasgow’s cultural life.The tour finishes at the hip and happening Mono Café Bar where customers can enjoy a 20% discount on food. You don't need to be a music expert to enjoy the tour and even if you are, you may still learn new things. Jam-packed with anecdotes, the tour is designed to show a different side of Glasgow to both visitors and locals.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Clutha Bar, Glasgow, ScotlandOne of Glasgow's best loved live music pubs, this Clydeside bar is covered with murals which showcase the diversity of the city's music scene through the years. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, Glasgow, ScotlandBritain’s oldest surviving music hall, the venerable Britannia Panopticon is still a working venue. As well as hosting legendary Scottish performers such as Harry Lauder, this atmospheric, hidden gem has seen stage stars ranging from Cary Grant to Stan Laurel. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, ScotlandThe City Halls and Old Fruitmarket have been the location for many a memorable gig, including The Stranglers concert which led to punk rock being banned in Glasgow. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Tron Theatre, Glasgow, ScotlandNow a leading theatre and concert venue, this building's history includes a devastating date with the notorious Hellfire Club. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, ScotlandThe Barrowland Ballroom is much loved by Glasgow gig-goers and its history is as colourful as the bands that have played here.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Barrowland Park, Glasgow, ScotlandBarrowland Pathway artwork highlights many of the acts which have played its namesake venue. And from The Smiths and Simple Minds to David Bowie and Bob Dylan, we have brilliant stories about many of the big names who have played here. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St Andrews in the Square Glasgow, Glasgow, ScotlandA beautiful, 18th century church turned live music venue, St Andrews has lively links to the biggest names in Scotland's cultural history.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The 13th NoteWe finish on King's Court where your guide will reveal our theories about why Glasgow evolved its own, unique music scene. From Postcard Records to The 13th Note and Mono Bar, this is an area rich in stories about Glasgow's past and present music scenes. Duration: 10 minutes

What’s included

  • Includes voucher for 20% discount on food at Mono Cafe Bar.

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide