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Merchant City, Glasgow

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Visit what was once home to merchants, monks and merry makers as the city of Glasgow developed in wealth and notoriety. Merchant City is today home to bars, hotels, luxury apartments, and boutiques. You will find that everything is within walking distance and the vast majority of attractions are free. Explore the River Clyde, Glasgow Green, Glasgow Cathedral, Necropolis, People’s Palace and Britannia Panoptican (the world’s oldest surviving music hall and where Stan Laurel made his debut). Shop among the extensive range of brands, eat at one of many international restaurants and grab a drink at one of the funky nightspots. Explore the area on foot and download trails and guides from the official website to assist navigation. To visit Merchant City on your trip to Glasgow, use our Glasgow trip builder tool.
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  • The Merchant City is a district in the East end of Glasgow. Merchant City is full of designer boutiques and stylish cafés in the former warehouses of Ingram Street and the Italian Center. There are...  more »
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