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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 stalls architecture venues
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Well worth a little wonder around and grab a drink or something to eat and to discover more of Glasgow

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Eastendyid
Reviewed 22 September 2018

A ivisit to Glasgow would not be complete without a visit to The Merchant City. Some of the finest examples of Glasgows' magnificent buildings are on display. A selection of bars and eateries to whet any appetite or quench any thirst, outside seating gives a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven C
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We'd been told that Glasgow was a sterile city with little cultural flair. We were told wrong. We stayed in Merchant City near George's Square and loved it. In fact, we wished that we'd ignored other people's advice and spent more time in the area....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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