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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow provided by Glasgow Music City Tours

Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow
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About
Explore Glasgow's music scene with this two hour guided walking tour of iconic venues in the Merchant City and East End. Entertaining and informative, this tour has all the stories about the legendary performers who have stayed, played and made music in Glasgow. The city has an unrivalled reputation for producing brilliant bands, making memorable music and putting on unforgettable shows. This tour will show you how and why. Our guides are enthusiastic music fans and writers who are immersed in Glasgow’s cultural life. The tour finishes at the hip and happening Mono Café Bar where customers can enjoy a 20% discount on food. You don't need to be a music expert to enjoy the tour and even if you are, you may still learn new things. Jam-packed with anecdotes, the tour is designed to show a different side of Glasgow to both visitors and locals.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33577P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Includes voucher for 20% discount on food at Mono Cafe Bar.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • THE CLUTHA, Glasgow G1 4SP, UK Meet your guide outside The Clutha Bar on Stockwell Street.
  • King Street, King St, Glasgow G1, UK
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Includes voucher for 20% discount on food at Mono Cafe Bar.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • THE CLUTHA, Glasgow G1 4SP, UK Meet your guide outside The Clutha Bar on Stockwell Street.
  • King Street, King St, Glasgow G1, UK
Duration
2h
Return details
  • King Street, King St, Glasgow G1, UK
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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5.0
46 reviews
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Joey
South Lanarkshire, UK55 contributions
WONDERFUL TOUR!
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 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 5 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alan M
2 contributions
Excellent walking tour
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 30 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 31 August 2021
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Abi P
1 contribution
Fascinating, in depth tour of Glasgow’s musical history.
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 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 26 July 2021
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Karen
Glasgow, UK21 contributions
Funny, quirky and informative!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Thank you Phil for a wonderful tour on Saturday 19th June!! You were funny and so knowledgeable! The 2 hours passed so quickly and the weather helped too! Well worth the money and we all enjoyed finding out so many different facts about the music scene, past and present. Go on - book a tour!!!! 👌
Written 21 June 2021
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Hello Iain, Thanks so much for such a great review, we're very glad you enjoyed it. We will pass your kind comments on to our fab Phil, who will be delighted. We really appreciate you coming out with us and taking the time to leave a review. Best wishes, the team at GMCT
Written 22 June 2021
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Holly Munn
Glasgow, UK153 contributions
Tourists in our own town. A must do for any music fan.
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 19 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 20 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

boredkilliefan
Kilmarnock, UK170 contributions
Music Bants 🎶🎵🎶
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 1 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 2 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rmm08
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Fabulous tour
May 2021 • Friends
Fabulous tour yesterday
Our guide Phil absolutely made all the information and his stories come to life!
Lots more than just about music - a history of the East end of Glasgow
Will be booking the afternoon tour ASAP
Written 30 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Ros, thanks so much for leaving such a lovely review, we're so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it. We will pass your comments on to Phil, who will be very chuffed to hear them. Thanks for coming out with us and taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated.
Written 30 May 2021
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Angela B
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Inspiring and fun day out
May 2021
I'm a Glaswegian and been listening to Scottish bands all my life and I still learned plenty on this excellent walking tour. Fiona is a fantastic host, able to answer questions knowledgeably and accept comments with good humour. The route is comprehensive but not too challenging so anyone with mobility issues could cope easily. Once covid restrictions lift finish the tour with a drink and maybe browse for music from the bands you've heard about in Monorail.
Written 9 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, we're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the tour, we will pass your comments to Fiona, who will be very chuffed. Thanks for coming out with us and for taking the time to leave such a great review, we appreciate it.
Written 10 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly
1 contribution
Great tour
Aug 2020 • Family
Fiona was very personable and knowledgeable and made it interesting for everyone. The tour was varied and kept our teens interested. Thank you.
Written 17 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks KellyGrossett. We're delighted that you and your teens enjoyed the tour. We try to make it fun for everybody from hardcore music fans to people who just want to see the city from a different perspective. I'll make sure Fiona sees your comments - every review is much appreciated.
Written 19 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ralph S
8 contributions
Two hrs flew bye
Aug 2020 • Solo
Fav part of tour, has to be
The Barrowlands ( walk off fame) but every part of tour was excellent..
Weather was great, tour guide was excellent
And Realy knew her stuff
Written 9 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Ralph, thanks very much for taking the time to review the tour. We're very glad to hear how much you enjoyed it and will pass on your kind comments to the guide, Fiona. Thank you for coming out with us.
Written 10 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Glasgow Music City Tours
frank1hemphill
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Fantastic Journey
fantastic day with Fiona our tour guide who with her wealth of knowledge made the 2 hours fly past so quickly,book
glencharn0ch
glencharn0ch
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A really good afternoon
I really enjoyed this tour who was both lightening and entertaining. Old memories stirred of gigs I went to in my t
Bibabrand
Bibabrand
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Down and out in Glasgow music scene
Excellent opportunity to see Glasgow with fresh eyes, especially if your a music lover. Great history of the music
Voyage34815041408
Voyage34815041408
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A must for all music lovers. Essential!
Enthusiastic, entertaining, a must for all music lovers and a way of bringing all the music that had originated in
Jim C
Jim C
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Merchant City music tour
Very enjoyable tour despite the rain. Phil was an excellent guide and gave a good running commentry. He was very kn
Voyager38349856740
Voyager38349856740
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Great Tour in Glasgow
Great tour, guide was excellent he had a great knowledge of the music scene and how Glasgow was and is a great city
900isabel
900isabel
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Very interesting
This trip was given as a gift to my husband, our guide Phil had vast knowledge and was very pleasant and personable
chriswglasgow
chriswglasgow
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An amazing musical meander!
I cannot recommend this Glasgow City Music Tour highly enough. We were so lucky to get a one-on-one experience with
Gavin70
Gavin70
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Fun and Informative
Phil was a wonderful guide for our tour of Glasgow music venues past and present. The fascinating oral history was
Grady67
Grady67
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Interesting and engaging tour
We had wonderful time walking round Glasgow and listening to our knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. Although th
T3166WTbarbaral
T3166WTbarbaral
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Great Tour
We all really enjoyed this tour - it's a pity due to covid restrictions we weren't able to get into King Tuts as i
emmaandrew
emmaandrew
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Great for locals and visitors
3 members of my group all with different levels of interest in music and it was enjoyable for everyone! Having liv
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elizabethlY9952HM
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Great company to deal with.
Very helpful company considering we had to reschedule a few times due to Covid: nyticket was a Christmas 2019 gift!
T2603RClindam
T2603RClindam
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Enjoyable trip down memory lane(s)
Interesting tour, Fiona was very knowledgable and entertaining, also brought back many memories. Pity about COVID
Q6266VYlaurak
Q6266VYlaurak
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Superb celebration of Glasgow’s musical history and community
This tour is a must-see for anyone with an interest in music. Fiona is the best possible host - friendly, informati
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