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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Glasgow, Scotland
City Centre
+44 141 552 3138
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All reviews fruit market great bars and restaurants great atmosphere italian centre interesting area george square designer shops something for everyone visiting glasgow worth a visit west end architecture venues
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely building which apparently used to house markets. it is now filled with some pretty spectacular restaurants.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an attractive historical area of the city which has continued to improve over recent years. There is a really good selection of bars, cafes and restaurants for all tastes and generally a good vibe to the district.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whereas the "West End" is always seen as great place to go to socialise, head in the other direction to find a magnificent choice of restaurants and pubs in and around Merchant City. There is something for everyone from traditional good value pub grub to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a lovely place to meander through and widow shop or stop for a bite at one of the many bars dotted through.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nikkilivett
Reviewed 29 December 2018

The Merchant City is our favourite part of the city. It's full of good restaurants and bars all concentrated within a small area. It also includes Merchant Square, an indoor venue again with lots of restaurants and bars. This is the place to go when...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alex_Andraya
Reviewed 21 December 2018

The Merchant City is a very interesting area to visit when in Glasgow - it's full of amazing restaurants, bars and shops.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank casswife
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Merchant Square is a fabulous place full of bars and restaurants. The architecture is as you’d expect from this historic site.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank albeback1
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Always head to this area when in glasgow for a night out. Food amazing and lots of entertainment around, just look for it....

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tartansnowflake
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Merchant city is a great area full of splendid buildings restaurants bars and as a great vibe. Love the converted fruit market.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I had heard that Glasgow Centre was a dreary, grim, non-cultural place and to avoid it. Glad I didn't! Merchant City is a wonderful area - just full of vibrant shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee houses. Such a great job was done here. Nice place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
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