Merchant City: Past and Present Music Tour
- Visit the UK's oldest music hall - the Britannia Panopticon
- Listen to tales of the Barrowland Ballroom
- Share memories of great gigs on the Barrowland Pathway
- Hear stories from multiple genres, from folk and punk, to pop and rock
- Learn why Glasgow was the UK's first UNESCO City of Music
During the tour, hear 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. The tour finishes at the hip and happening Mono Café Bar where customers can enjoy a 25% 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. The Merchant City has proved to be a creative stamping ground for everyone from Stan Laurel to Billy Connolly, Simple Minds and Franz Ferdinand. Take a tour of the area and find out why.
- 2-hour walking tour
- Experienced and knowledgeable guide
- Entry into Britannia Panopticon
- Discount on food at Mono Café Bar
Prepare for the activity
• Please note, there will be stairs and inclines