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Merchant City Music - Past and Present Tour

by Glasgow Music City Tours
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Hear legends and stories of the Merchant City's music scenes

  • Led by local guides, including musicians and music writers

  • Visit Britannia Panopticon - UK's oldest music hall

  • Covers pop to punk, rock, folk and beyond

  • See a different side of the city

Highlights

  • Hear legends and stories of the Merchant City's music scenes

  • Led by local guides, including musicians and music writers

  • Visit Britannia Panopticon - UK's oldest music hall

  • Covers pop to punk, rock, folk and beyond

  • See a different side of the city

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Merchant City Music - Past and Present Tour

Activity Location

Glasgow

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Outside The Clutha and Victoria Bar

    167 Stockwell Street

    Glasgow G1 4SP


Description

Walk the oldest streets of Glasgow with our Merchant City Music Tour. Avoid the tourist trail and hear the stories of the stars on this guided walking tour of the musical hot spots in Glasgow's East End.

Spanning 150 years, the tour features all the tall tales and legends of the amazing gigs which helped make Glasgow a UNESCO City of Music. Your tour starts outside popular live music pub The Clutha. This Clydeside bar is covered with diverse music murals.

Britain’s oldest surviving music hall

Next stop is Britannia Panopticon – Britain’s oldest surviving music hall. This atmospheric gem has witnessed stage legends from Cary Grant to Stan Laurel. Then it is on to City Halls and Old Fruitmarket - locations for many a memorable gig, including the concert which led to punk rock being banned in Glasgow.

Brilliant Barrowland stories

Barrowland Ballroom and Barrowland Pathway are much loved by gig-goers. And our guests love hearing all the incredible stories about the big names who have played here.From David Bowie to Bob Dylan, we have tales of all the great Barrowland gigs.

On the beautiful St Andrew's Square, we stop at St Andrew's in the Square, one of the city's oldest churches. Now a venue for folk and country gigs, it also has a curious link to Robert Burns.

We finish on King's Court where your guide will explain how Glasgow evolved its unique music scene. From Postcard Records to The 13th Note and Mono Bar, this is an area rich in tales of Glasgow's past and present music scenes.

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 to the city.


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of past and present music scene in Merchant City and East End

  • Local guides immersed in music scene


Know Before You Book

  • Tours last approximately two hours and are around 1.3 miles (2km) in length.

  • Please contact us to discuss accessibility.

  • Children aged 4 and under go free.