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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

Walk the oldest streets of Glasgow with the Merchant City Music – Past and Present tour. Avoid the usual tourist trails and share musical memories on this guided walking tour of the musical hot spots in Glasgow's East End and Merchant City.  Spanning 150 years of great music, the tour features tall tales, funny stories and fond recollections of the amazing gigs which have helped make Glasgow a UNESCO City of Music. The tour starts outside The Clutha, one of Glasgow's best loved live music pubs. The Clydeside bar is covered with murals which showcase the diversity of the city's music scene through the years. Britain’s oldest surviving music hall The next tour location is the venerable Britannia Panopticon – Britain’s oldest surviving music hall. Still a working venue, this atmospheric, hidden gem has seen stage legends from Cary Grant to Stan Laurel. Next stop is The City Halls and Old Fruitmarket. Over the years, these unique venues have been the location for many a memorable gig, including The Stranglers concert which led to punk rock being banned in Glasgow. A short stroll takes your group to the Tron. Now a leading theatre and concert venue, this building's history includes a devastating date with the notorious Hellfire Club. Brilliant Barrowland stories The Barrowland Ballroom and the Barrowland Pathway artwork are much loved by Glasgow gig-goers. 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. Our next stop is St Andrews in the Square, a beautiful 18th century church turned live music venue. We 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. During the tour, hear the story 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. The tour finishes at the hip and happening Mono Café Bar where customers can enjoy a 25% discount on food. See a different side of Glasgow 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.  Join us as we lift the lid on the sights and sounds of the Merchant City.

$835.44 Private & Custom Tours

Glasgow Day Tour & Sightseeing - Luxury Private Chauffeur

Your Sightseeing Tour starts from your accommodation, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before setting off. Your day starts at Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow, St. Kentigern’s or St Mungo’s Cathedral, where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, allegedly built his church with their tomb in the lower crypt. In the shadow of Glasgow Cathedral is the Provand’s Lordship, built in 1471, which stands as a medieval-period historic house museum located at the top of Castle Street and is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, the cathedral itself being the oldest building. Today the house is furnished with a collection of seventeenth-century Scottish furniture donated by Sir William Burrell. Visit St. Mungos Museum which houses exhibits relating to all the world’s major religions, including a Zen garden and a sculpture showing Islamic calligraphy.Pass through the bustling Merchant City: The entire area was a planned civic development of magnificent houses, shops and warehouses. In the last 15 years the area has undergone significant development with many of the warehouses being converted into stylish apartments and the growth of shops, bars and restaurants. The Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens situated in Glasgow Green, a glasshouse and a museum of social history for the city of Glasgow since the 1940s, and tells the story of the people and the city from 1750 to the present day. The area takes its name from the great traders of the 18th century whose warehouses were filled with the spoils of the British Empire; tobacco, sugar and rum. Travel into the heart of the city around George Square: considered by many to be Glasgow’s City Centre. It’s a great place to start seeing the sights. The Square was designed and built in the late 19th century at the height of Glasgow’s prosperity. The Victorian buildings, including the splendid City Chambers, are a grand reminder of yesteryear and are a point of pride for the city. There are many other attractions in and around Glasgow, if you wanted to change the itinerary then please get in touch.

$700.34 Private & Custom Tours

Glasgow Day Tour & Sightseeing - Luxury Private Chauffeur

Your Sightseeing Tour starts from your accommodation in Glasgow, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before setting off. Your day starts at Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow, St. Kentigern’s or St Mungo’s Cathedral, where the patron saint of Glasgow, Saint Mungo, allegedly built his church with their tomb in the lower crypt. In the shadow of Glasgow Cathedral is the Provand’s Lordship, built in 1471, which stands as a medieval-period historic house museum located at the top of Castle Street and is the oldest remaining house in Glasgow, the cathedral itself being the oldest building. Today the house is furnished with a collection of seventeenth-century Scottish furniture donated by Sir William Burrell. Visit St. Mungos Museum which houses exhibits relating to all the world’s major religions, including a Zen garden and a sculpture showing Islamic calligraphy.Pass through the bustling Merchant City: The entire area was a planned civic development of magnificent houses, shops and warehouses. In the last 15 years the area has undergone significant development with many of the warehouses being converted into stylish apartments and the growth of shops, bars and restaurants. The Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens situated in Glasgow Green, a glasshouse and a museum of social history for the city of Glasgow since the 1940s, and tells the story of the people and the city from 1750 to the present day. The area takes its name from the great traders of the 18th century whose warehouses were filled with the spoils of the British Empire; tobacco, sugar and rum. Travel into the heart of the city around George Square: considered by many to be Glasgow’s City Centre. It’s a great place to start seeing the sights. The Square was designed and built in the late 19th century at the height of Glasgow’s prosperity. The Victorian buildings, including the splendid City Chambers, are a grand reminder of yesteryear and are a point of pride for the city.. There are many other attractions in and around Glasgow, if you wanted to change the itinerary then please get in touch.