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Merchant City Music Walking Tour of Glasgow

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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.

About This Deal

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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. At present, due to Covid, we do not have access to Britannia Panopticon although we can still tell you all its great stories.

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

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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Includes voucher for 20% discount on food at Mono Cafe Bar.

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point
THE CLUTHA, Glasgow G1 4SP, UK

Departure Time
11:00 AM

2 hours

Return Details
King Street, King St, Glasgow G1, UK

Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Glasgow Music City Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.