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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow
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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

By Glasgow Music City Tours
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$24.32
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Ages 5-99, max of 26 per group
Duration: 2h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • Includes voucher for 20% discount on food at Mono Cafe Bar.
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Departure details
  • THE CLUTHA, 159 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 4SP, UK Meet your guide outside The Clutha Bar on Stockwell Street.
Return details
  • King Street, King St, Glasgow G1, UK

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33577P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact us to discuss any mobility issues.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be at departure point 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow?
How much is Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow?
Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow price starts from $24.22. Discover and book Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow on Tripadvisor
What is the Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow cancellation policy?
Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow?
Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow is hosted by Glasgow Music City Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Glasgow Music City Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 33577P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    THE CLUTHA
    159 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 4SP, UK
    Meet your guide outside The Clutha Bar on Stockwell Street.
    See address & details
  • 1
    The Clutha Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Old Fruitmarket
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Tron Theatre
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 5
    Barrowland Ballroom
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Barrowland Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 7
    St Andrews In The Square - Glasgow
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 8
    The 13th Note
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    King Street
    King St, Glasgow G1, UK
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Michael B
Michael B
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Spectacular
Really informative & superbly delivered great couple of hours wandering the streets of Glasgow Do yourself a favour
Z2790ZVgrega
Z2790ZVgrega
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A perfect afternoon for a music lover
Cannot fault the tour. Fiona was informative and engaging throughout. I really think they should produce a book! UN
Sandra M
Sandra M
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ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE
We had a great day with Fiona on our Merchant City Music Walk on Sat 10th Sept. The weather was lovely- warm & sunn
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A2258ROwendyw
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Walking Music Tour
Excellent Tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a lot of interesting facts. Great
TheCamerons2022
TheCamerons2022
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A great day out in the rain
We had a great day out despite the weather. Our guide for the walk had a fantastic depth of knowledge on all genres
Carol M
Carol M
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Get yourself on this tour!
Entertaining and informative music tour. Phil had great stories to tell and is clearly an expert in this area. His
Catmackna
Catmackna
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Fantastic experience
Loved this tour today. Our guide was really knowledgeable and had lots of great stories to share. Learned a lot and
vanshepherd
vanshepherd
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Fantastic music tour!
Great tour for any music lover! Our guide was very informative taking us round all the music venues in Merchant Cit
dmclellan62
dmclellan62
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An education in local music history
This was a fantastic journey through the street of Glasgow from the Clutha and Victoria bar to the Britannia Panopt
Anne1doc
Anne1doc
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Knowledgeable fun guide, who was very enthusiastic about the Glasgow music scene
Knowledgeable fun guide, who was very enthusiastic about the Glasgow music scene. He also encouraged the customers
b7barlow
b7barlow
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Take this tour if you visit Glasgow
The tour guide was very insightful and has a real passion for the Glasgow music scene. Some great stories I already
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N8744HKlindaf
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Fantastic tour for any music lover.
What a fantastic afternoon out!! Our guide (Phil) was so knowledgeable and passionate about the Glasgow music scene
gb2257
gb2257
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Music scene must do.
This was informative and funny with a little walking exercise thrown in. Anecdotes galore. Definitely booking the 2
marciac60
marciac60
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This is a fantastic guided tour around the music venues of Glasgow that I would highly recommend!
The tour guide was really welcoming, enthusiastic and really knew his stuff. He made it so interesting and engaging
fraserp986
fraserp986
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Great fun and hugely entertaining
Great tour of the city's famous misical landmarks with our great tour guide Phil. Hugely entertaining stories and f
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TerryDau
2 contributions
Aug 2022
We booked the tour because I was very excited to learn about Glasgows music scene. Phil is an amazing guide who really knows his stuff and is very passionate to share his knowledge! We met him some time later in the city and he even was so kind as to recommend some Pubs for lunch. The tour might not be the cheapest activity to do in Glasgow but for our money we got 2 full hours of music history, anecdotes and interesting information.
I can only recommend this tour to everyone who want's to get to know Glasgow from its artistic and colourful side!
Written August 24, 2022
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Hello and thank you for your great review. We're really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. Our Phil is a great guide and we will pass your comments on to him: he'll be very happy! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and for coming out with us.
Written August 25, 2022
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Mark H
Cambridge, UK6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was a really fascinating and enjoyable tour. We were amazed at our tour guide's depth and breadth of knowledge. He walked us around the Merchant City area and seemingly at every corner he revealed more unexpected wonderful facts and history about links with music personalities, bands and venues. We found out about local musical connections of all types from Stan Laurel, via Woody Guthrie, Alex Harvey and Billy Connelly to The Specials, Simple Minds and Grace Jones, and many many more besides. It was quite some performance over a period of more than two hours. Top notch stuff!
Written August 30, 2022
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Hello and thanks for leaving such a brilliant review. We love the idea of our guide's performance, we've never thought of it that way,but of course it is! Phil will be delighted to hear it. We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for taking the time to leave your review and for coming out with us, much appreciated.
Written September 5, 2022
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Abi P
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Fantastic morning with guide Phil going round different parts of Glasgow, seeing the city from a new angle. He was full of fascinating stories and anecdotes, history and facts about Glasgow’s long heritage of music performances. We covered everything from music hall to rock, classical to punk. The venues themselves were really interesting.
Definitely recommended for everyone, visitors and locals, and bring your own stories along too!
Written July 24, 2021
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Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. We will pass your comments on to Phil, who will appreciate them. Thanks for coming out with us, we're very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it.
Written July 26, 2021
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boredkilliefan
Kilmarnock, UK173 contributions
I bought tickets as a gift for my friends birthday. We are both big music fans so it was perfect.
Phil was a great guide - very passionate about music and this showed with his knowledge and how he spoke about Glasgow and music.
Found out things i never knew and fab to just walk round the city.
Would defo recommend it!!
Written June 1, 2021
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Hello, thanks for leaving such a great review. Phil is a great guide and he'll be very chuffed by your kind words, we'll make sure we pass on to him. Thanks for taking the time to come out with us, much appreciated and glad you enjoyed it.
Written June 2, 2021
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Jacob
Beith, UK1 contribution
Glasgow Music City Tours were able to arrange a private tour for us as visiting family where unable to attend at the weekend. Even before the tour had taken place I was over the moon with how accommodating the company was.

The tour itself was amazing. We’ve all learned so much about Glasgow and the city’s soundtrack. Fiona was brilliant and the stories added even more to our tour. We absolutely loved it and will be recommending the tour to everyone we know.

Thank you for day, an experience we’ll talk about for years to come.
Written July 25, 2022
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Hello. Thank you so much for such a lovely, positive review. We're really pleased that you had such a good experience and will pass on your comments to Fiona. Thank you for coming out with us and for taking the time to leave your review, we're really delighted.
Written July 26, 2022
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Norah V
Alloa, UK29 contributions
Brilliant tour with a great guide Phil. Love Glasgow but this showed us another side we didn’t know about. Highly recommend this tour and Phil’s obvious love of the city and it’s music made it something special
Written May 22, 2022
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Hello. Thank you for leaving such a brilliant review. Phil will be delighted when we pass on your kind comments. Thanks for coming out with us and for taking the time to leave your review, as a small company we really appreciate it.
Written May 22, 2022
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Holly Munn
Glasgow, UK160 contributions
My friend and I are Glasgow natives and even we learned something new. It was really great to see our city from a different perspective. We’re both big music fans so when I saw this advertised showcasing the best of our cities musical history, it was a must do.

The tour takes in some of the brightest and best locations Glasgow has to offer. From the beautiful Georgian buildings to the urban street art there’s plenty on offer for anyone wanting to see the city.

Phil our tour guide was an absolute gem. He was so welcoming and so enthusiastic. You could tell he really loves his city and really knows his stuff in regards to music. As if the tour itself wasn’t good enough he really made it all the more special. A real asset to your team. We spent a wonderful morning exploring our city and being tourists for the day. Whether you’re from Glasgow or further afield there’s still plenty to learn.

If you’re looking for something interesting and fun to do on your trio to Glasgow, this is it. You’d be silly to miss it. It’s a must do for any music fan.
Written June 19, 2021
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Hello Holly, Thanks so much for such a lovely review and we're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. We agree, Fab Phil is a real asset and his enthusiasm shines through, we'll pass on your comments, Phil will be delighted. Thanks for coming out with us and for taking the time to review the tour, much appreciated.
Written June 20, 2021
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Alan M
2 contributions
Aug 2021
The tour guide (Phil, aka P9) is extremely knowledgeable about the Scottish music scene and Glasgow venues. This is a very entertaining tour. It “only” lasted two hours. It’s well worth the money. Phil kept us all entertained with his stories about Glasgow and the Paisley punk scene. There is something for everyone, including punk, vaudeville, folk and even social history.
Written August 30, 2021
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Hello, thank you for leaving such a positive review. We're really glad to hear how much you enjoyed it and you felt it was value for money. Our Phil is very entertaining and a great guide, we have passed your comments on to him and he will be delighted to read them. Thanks for coming out with us, we really do appreciate your custom.
Written August 31, 2021
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Joey
Scotland, UK56 contributions
I got this for part of my wife’s Christmas and due to Covid we kept putting off booking and finally got in before the season ended. Fiona was really brilliant, so knowledgeable and entertained us with great music stories. We laughed a lot and interacting with the others in our group was so much fun after all the isolation of Covid it really cheered us up! Made us so proud of Glasgow which we love. Fantastic architecture and interesting locals to see. Learned so much and keen to do the other tour on Sauchiehall Street. Can’t recommend it highly enough 👍😁🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Written September 5, 2021
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Hello, thank you so much for your lovely review, we're absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed it and that you had fun! We will pass on your kind comments to our Fiona, who will be very happy to hear them. Thanks for coming out with us, we appreciate your custom very much.
Written September 5, 2021
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robert t
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
If you are a music fan and interested in the history of the Glasgow music scene, this tour is a must. Our tour guide, Phil has an encyclopedic knowledge of music and is very enthusiastic and engaging. Two hours well spent!
Written June 26, 2022
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Hi Robert, We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and will pass your kind comments on to our Phil, who will be very happy. Thank you for coming out with us and taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated.
Written June 26, 2022
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