Pacing around on foot is the best way to get to grips with this area, which is better appreciated as an architectural ensemble than as a list of must-see attractions. Start your exploration at George Square, where the free guided tour of the City Chambers is a highlight, and then delve into the narrow streets to the south and east. Remember to look up at the facades of the buildings you are passing; many were trade guilds, mercantile exchanges, shipping company offices or organs of state.