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Merchant City

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Neighbourhood: City Centre
As featured in 3 Days in Glasgow and 2 other guides
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Address: Glasgow, Scotland
Phone Number:
01415523138
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Self-guided walking tour maps are available from George Square Tourist...

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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Glasgows Merchant City day or night has something to offer everyone from Sandwich shops for lunch Restaurants for breakfast,lunch and dinner, during the week and every weekend it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Martin B
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Glasgows Merchant City day or night has something to offer everyone from Sandwich shops for lunch Restaurants for breakfast,lunch and dinner, during the week and every weekend it is home to Glasgows LGBT Scene with various pubs and clubs such as Delmonicas or Del's on Virginia St,The Polo Lounge just round the corner on Wilson St,Seak Easy on John St.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The old fruit market situated in the Merchant city is excellent. there is lots of Pubs and restaurants inside and if the weather is good outside. great place to go as there is fabulous atmosphere.

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Thank jimsmith347
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

So many bars, so little time! Great area for bar hopping on a weekend, every place is literally a few metres away from each other. Can find cheap beers, however cocktails are expensive. Also, quite a few restaurants, all mid to high range prices.

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Thank PriyankaSacha
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We just love it here. If we are in the city centre we always pay a visit. It is just so lovely sitting in the courtyard, watching the buz, and hustle and bustle the square. The glass roof creates a continental feel. You can almost believe you are on holiday. The weekend stalls sell an interesting variety of Nik Naks.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

As a visitor to the merchant city every day for the past decade I can tell you that the people around here are lovely, there is so much choice for food, drinks and activity! Well worth a visit

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Thank Red K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant collection of bimuzzing bars and cool eateries right in the heart of Glasgow. A short walk from Central Station and George Square there'll be something for everyone in this quaint and homely area of the city. You can indoors or in the roofed common area of the cavernous interior. Great Vibe.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Plenty of choice here for shopping, food and drink. All for varying budgets and tastes. Have had many a night out here and would recommend having an explore.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This area is not very exciting I would say it's run down shops are not that great. It feels like you are coming to the end of the shopping city the st enochs end is far better.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very nice indoor mall but very expensive shopping. Good cafes and restaurants. Worth a visit. There is a lift

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Great choice of restaurants , lots of diversity . we chose Mercado in the Square which was excellent. Deliciously authentic Spanish food. served with a smile!

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