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Glasgow Merchant City

Glasgow Merchant City

Glasgow Merchant City is one of the oldest areas of Glasgow. The Merchant City is in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, seconds from Glasgow’s busy shopping precincts, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street.

The Merchant City has seen a remarkable rebirth and Glasgow’s architecturally stunning and vibrant Merchant City is where you will find fantastic fashion shops, artists galleries and some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants. In the Merchant city you will find a few hidden gems, such as the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall where Stan Laurel made his debut, the magnificent 18th century St. Andrew’s in the Square , the City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket.

In years gone by the Merchant city was an area of rose gardens where the dog and bird markets, bowling greens and places of entertainment could be found. The likes of Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde entertained here, the suffragette, Harriet Beecher Stowe demonstrated and Temperance activist Carrie Nation campaigned here.

For an oasis of stately architecture, laid back shopping, dining and cultural pursuits take a trip to the Merchant City.