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Merchant City

Glasgow, Scotland
+44 141 552 3138
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Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist Office of Merchant City, now a vibrant historic cafe quarter and designer-shopping mecca. Highlights of this tour, which dates back to medieval times, include the grand neo-classical halls and Georgian townhouses built for Glasgow's rich tobacco barons and shipping merchants.
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“fruit market” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Glasgow, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 552 3138
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good area for restaurants and bars. Inside the old market you have this all under the one roof so you don't need to worry about the weather. Sometimes you get market stalls inside and outside. Christmas time is worth visiting

Thank _crbresponse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of things to do and see here from museums to markets. Lots of eateries from many different countries. Music venues and jazz bars. Don't miss it.

Thank Truetraveller2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smart area of Glasgow with some unusual shops and a huge choice of trendy bars and restaurants.

Thank Mags562013
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I love going to The Merchant City. The many restaurants are great, from chippies to Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and everything in between. Fantastic pubs and bars are here too. Traditional Scottish pubs, Irish pubs, comedy pubs, casinos and nightclubs. Always something going on here

Thank Andrew m
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Not my scene. If you're a materialstic wannabe or a bohemian "Luvvie".....aye, i'm sure you're happy eating or dining here. Other than Khublai Khan's......i only pass here going to teach one of my Kid's classes once a week. Nice to visit if you're a tourist...More

Thank Neil Patrick T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This area just keeps getting better, Merchant City festival is on so as well as the great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes there were street stalls and the beach !

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The Merchant city is situated in the heart of Glasgow offering some of its most exclusive restaurants and bars with both indoor and outdoor venus this area caters for all ages with food at bars with great entertainment to top class food from all over...More

Thank 610maureenn
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Love the Merchant city great place for a night out plenty Bars and eating places plenty offerings of Vegan and Vegetarian food

Thank annagallagher31
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Always lots to see and do. Always nice to walk around just for the vibrant atmosphere. Lots or bars and restaurants to choose from.

Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Merchant city and west end are the two most most vibrant areas in Glasgow .Loads of trendy bars ,restaurants in the Merchant City and the very high end fashion outlets in the Italian centre with Armani and many other designer outlets .The bars can be...More

Thank jimsea58
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