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Merchant City Music Past and Present

Meeting Point: outside Clutha bar
Nearest Address to Meeting Point: 167-169 Stockwell Street
Trail Postcode: G1

Take a stroll round some of Glasgow’s oldest streets on this music-themed walking trail and hear tales of the musicians who have stayed, played and made music in the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music.

En route, you will hear about the world’s oldest surviving music hall, Glasgow’s punk wars and the singing fish and chip shop owner from your guides, Glasgow Music City Tours.

Merchant City Music Past and Present is a relaxed, entertaining two-hour tour, conducted by a local music journalist, covering cherished venues such as the beloved Barrowland Ballroom and the historic Britannia Panopticon.

Other Information


Nearest Train and/or Subway: Glasgow Central/High Street/St Enoch subway
Parking: Yes


Physical Access to Building: Fully Accessible (access to all areas without trouble, including for someone using a wheelchair or mobility scooter)
Further details: We will be walking on wide even pavements with no inclines. Most, but not all, crossing points have lowered pavements.
Additional Restrictions: Children aged 5+ welcome, comfortable footwear advised


Organisation Information:

Glasgow Music City Tours was founded in 2015 to celebrate the music heritage of the city. Our lively and informative guided walks explore the fascinating places, people, and performances which have shaped Glasgow’s musical landscape.

Lead guide Fiona is Glasgow born and bred and has thirty years experience as a music journalist, covering the city’s vibrant music scene, from rock to pop, folk to jazz.

Sunday @ 2pm

Trail duration: 2 hours