Guided walking tour of the musical hot spots - past and present - in Glasgow's East End and Merchant City. Tall tales, funny stories and fond memories of great gigs - led by music journalists and musicians.
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.
This tour tells 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.
This tour finishes at Mono Café Bar where customers can enjoy a 25% discount on food.
Glasgow Music City Tours offer lively and informative guided walks exploring the fascinating places, people, and performances which have shaped Glasgow’s musical landscape. Our tours bring alive tales of the legendary Glasgow music venues that have played host to everyone from Alex Harvey to Paolo Nutini. Our guides are enthusiastic music fans, performers and writers who are immersed in Glasgow’s cultural life. Friendly, knowledgeable, and proud of Glasgow, they are keen to recommend gigs, clubs, dive bars, and record shops.