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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

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    Stop At: The Clutha Bar, 167-169 Stockwell Street, Glasgow G1 4SP Scotland

    One of Glasgow's best loved live music pubs, this Clydeside bar is covered with murals which showcase the diversity of the city's music scene through the years.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Britannia Panopticon Music Hall, 113-117 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD Scotland

    Britain’s oldest surviving music hall, the venerable Britannia Panopticon is still a working venue. As well as hosting legendary Scottish performers such as Harry Lauder, this atmospheric, hidden gem has seen stage stars ranging from Cary Grant to Stan Laurel.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Old Fruitmarket, 100 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland

    The City Halls and Old Fruitmarket have been the location for many a memorable gig, including The Stranglers concert which led to punk rock being banned in Glasgow.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB Scotland

    Now a leading theatre and concert venue, this building's history includes a devastating date with the notorious Hellfire Club.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Barrowland Ballroom, 244 Gallowgate Cowcaddens, Glasgow G4 0TT Scotland

    The Barrowland Ballroom is much loved by Glasgow gig-goers and its history is as colourful as the bands that have played here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Barrowland Park, 10 St. Andrews Lane Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5BG Scotland

    Barrowland Pathway artwork highlights many of the acts which have played its namesake venue. And from The Smiths and Simple Minds to David Bowie and Bob Dylan, we have brilliant stories about many of the big names who have played here.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: St Andrews in the Square Glasgow, St Andrews Sq, Glasgow Scotland

    A beautiful, 18th century church turned live music venue, St Andrews has lively links to the biggest names in Scotland's cultural history.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The 13th Note, 50-60 King St, Glasgow G1 5QT, UK

    We finish on King's Court where your guide will reveal our theories about why Glasgow evolved its own, unique music scene. From Postcard Records to The 13th Note and Mono Bar, this is an area rich in stories about Glasgow's past and present music scenes.

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    THE CLUTHA, Glasgow G1 4SP, UK
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Return Details
    King Street, King St, Glasgow G1, UK
    • Includes voucher for 20% discount on food at Mono Cafe Bar.
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Only reason not 5 stars is that there were times we could not hear at all. Street noise was tough. Also in old music hall we couldn't hear above the orchestra rehearsing.
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    Really enjoyed the tour - great way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday morning. Fiona the guide was excellent. Extremely knowledgeable, very enthusiastic and is deeply immersed in the Scottish music scene with great anecdotes and first hand experiences. Highly recommend
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    Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow
    Responded 3 Jul 2019
    Hello, thanks so much for leaving such a great review. We're really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and that you enjoyed the playlist too! We will pass on your comments to Fiona. Thanks again for your input, much appreciated.
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    Our guide, Fiona, was very nice and very enthusiastic about passing on her knowledge of the many excellent music-related venues visited. Well worth the money.
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    Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow
    Responded 1 Jul 2019
    Hello Stephen. We're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, we agree Fiona is great and we'll pass on your comments. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and review.
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    My daughter (early 20's) and I went on the Merchant City tour. Phil was our guide and he was very knowledgeable and had excellent anecdotes.Will be booking the other Glasgow tour based on our experience with this tour. Excellent value for money
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    Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow
    Responded 8 Jun 2019
    Hello and thank you for your review, we're very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour and will pass your kind comments on to Phil. Look forward to seeing you on the Music Mile tour.
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    Two hours of fantastic information, stories and places to visit. Starting at the Clutha we had 2 hours of diverse information from Billy Connolly to Bowie and Franz Ferdinand to funny stories in the Panopticon. Fiona was a terrific guide who is obviously immersed in the Glasgow
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    Response from JonathanTrew, Manager at Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow
    Responded 1 Jun 2019
    Hello Louise, We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the tours and will pass your comments to Fiona, we agree, she's a terrific guide. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we appreciate it.
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