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Merchant City Music

Past and Present

Glasgow’s Music Mile

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Guided walking tour of iconic Merchant City and East End music venues Guided walking tour of city centre music venues from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s We are happy to create bespoke tours for groups.
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Approx 2 hour tour. Fridays at 2pm & Saturdays at 11am

Pre-booking is essential

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Approx 2 hour tour. Saturdays at 2pm

Pre-booking is essential

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Flexible

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Starts at Clutha and Victoria Bar, 167 Stockwell Street

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Starts Killermont St entrance of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

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Merchant City Music – Past and Present

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 on production of tour ticket.

Join Glasgow Music City Tours as we lift the lid on the sights and sounds of the Merchant City.

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Pre-booking is essential

Takes place Fridays at 2pm & Saturdays at 11am
Starts at Clutha and Victoria Bar, Stockwell Street

Finishes Mono on King’s Court
Duration: Approx 2 hours
Distance: 1.25 miles (2 km)
Costs £15 (£10)


Glasgow’s Music Mile

From Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to King Tut’s, via Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow’s Music Mile tour is a whistle-stop guide around the city centre, an area teeming with music venues past and present.

Hear tales from the heyday of the late, lamented Apollo; check out the home of Celtic Connections and marvel at the many successful bands that started out at King Tut’s.

Finishing at the famous venue, this tour includes the opportunity to follow in the early footsteps of Oasis, Blur and the Manic Street Preachers. Depending on access, you may have the chance to stand under the lights at King Tut’s and grab a selfie on the stage that helped launch so many great acts.

The Glasgow’s Music Mile tour is a great way to see what makes Glasgow’s music scene tick.

Join us as we explore a neighbourhood rich in both musical myths and scuzzy backroom stages where the next generation of guitar heroes are paying their dues.

Tour Information:
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Pre-booking is essential

Takes place every Saturday from 2pm
Duration: Approx 2 hours
Distance: 1.5 miles (2.4km)
Starts at Killermont Street entrance of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Finishes at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Costs £15 (£10)

Due to licensing laws, this tour has a minimum age of 14.


Tailor-made group tours

Whether you are hopelessly devoted to Belle and Sebastian or holding out for that long awaited Blue Nile album, we can tailor a bespoke tour for you.

Not that you need to have specialised musical tastes to make the most of our customised tours. From birthday groups to corporate days out, we can show you a rocking good time – at a time that suits you.

Perhaps your company is in town for a conference or your sales team needs a pat on the back? Call us and we’ll take you out.

All good tour managers know that a well-fed band is a happy band. If you want to include a meal with your music tour then we can package up lunches, dinners and drinks for you.

We welcome enquiries from inbound tour operators as well as individuals.

Contact us or email info@glasgowmusiccitytours.com and let us tailor your tour.