Explore what makes Glasgow tick with Walking Heads audio tours. Download beautifully illustrated, interactive tours for smartphone and tablet. Walk with guides to music, architecture, cinema and the River Clyde in your pocket.
Love music, architecture, film and city folklore? Curious to see behind closed doors? Coming to Glasgow and want to plan the places to see without feeling like a tourist?
Walking Heads love exploring too so we make audio tours to take you on and off the beaten track.
Our beautifully illustrated, interactive audio-visual tours can be downloaded as apps for smartphone or tablet. But you can also explore all our tours online with the help of StreetView. If you are a traveller or visitor you can plan ahead before arriving in the city. Once here, you can follow friendly, expert guides who open ears and eyes to hidden stories in old and new buildings and spaces in between throughout the city.
Walking Heads' urban journey begins with Glasgow Music Tour, a fascinating trail through one of the world’s most exciting live music scenes, led by DJ Jim Gellatly. The tour takes you to old and new venues across the city, meeting artists, fans and producers, sharing memories and music.
Cinema buffs can test their knowledge with Cinema City Treasure Hunt, an adventure tracing 100 years of Glasgow’s love affair with film and picture houses. From flickering silent movies to giant multiplex screens, Cinema City peels layers of history from city centre buildings. See how many film locations you can spot on the way.
Our popular treasure hunts combine new digital technology with the excitement of a live event. The games can be downloaded to smartphones and offer imaginative potential for corporate entertaining and team building.
Every building has a story to tell. Our architecture tours are made and led by people with a zest for storytelling. Glasgow Landmarks and Glasgow Corners are full of human interest and have a mission to take you inside beautiful buildings, full of human interest. Even when the doors are closed.
A Brisk Walk: Buildings at Risk goes a step further, exploring past, present and sometimes uncertain future of empty and derelict buildings. Johnny Rodger, Professor of Urban Literature at Glasgow School of Architecture, leads this architecture tour made in collaboration with Architecture and Design Scotland. He begins with a tantalising question. Does dereliction plays a vital part in city regeneration? The answer is stimulating and often unexpectedly uplifting.
And there is the Clyde. The great river running through Glasgow's history is the essential song, strength and story of the city itself. Clydeside Promenade leads you from Govan upstream to Dalmarnock. The trail covers over 1,000 years of history – from Vikings to steamships, from slavery to the art and music of the 21st Century. It's a seven mile trip so we have split it into four sections. On each walk you meet local people sharing legends, memories and social histories. The narrative told by many voices is full of pride, humour and emotion. The tour pays tribute to what is lost and gone, but also celebrates hope in the positive reality of the here and now.
Walking Heads audio tours are available to download from Guidigo.com an international platform for audio tours. As associate partners of Guidigo we are proud that Glasgow is listed as one of the world’s top cities for digital explorers, along with Paris, London, San Francisco, Barcelona and Stockholm.
Most of our tours are free to download, providing an ever-ready guide on your smartphone or table. You can explore at a time and pace that suits you. Guided tours are great too (and there is an excellent selection to choose from in Glasgow) but the great advantage of an audio tour is that you are in control of the time it takes. You can stop, window shop, take a wander, enjoy a meal or a drink, and start again whenever you like.
Walk with us. We would love to have your company and hear your thoughts on the places we explore together.