Glasgow Music City Tours explore the city’s most notable venues, and bring alive the stories of the legendary performers who have stayed, played and made music in the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music.
Glasgow Music City Tours offer lively and informative guided walks exploring the places, people and performances which have shaped Glasgow’s musical landscape.
We bring alive tales of the Glasgow music venues that have played host to everyone from Alex Harvey to Paolo Nutini.
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We offer two distinct tours.
Glasgow's Music Mile
From Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s, via Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow’s Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop guide around the city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present.
Hear tales from the heyday of the late, lamented Apollo. Check out the home of Celtic Connections and marvel at the many successful bands that started out at King Tut’s before grabbing a selfie on stage at King Tut's.
Merchant City Music – Past and Present
Walking the oldest streets of Glasgow, our Merchant City Music – Past and Present tour covers cherished venues such as the mighty Barrowland Ballroom and the venerable Britannia Panopticon – Britain’s oldest surviving music hall.
The Merchant City has proved to be a creative stamping ground for everyone from Stan Laurel to Billy Connolly, Simple Minds and Franz Ferdinand.