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Merchant City overview

Merchant City is a friendly place, unique for its art and live music, and known for its theatres and museums. You're sure to appreciate the ample bar and cafe options. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Gallery of Modern Art and The SSE Hydro. Popular sights such as George Square and Glasgow Cathedral won't disappoint. A family- and business-friendly area, Merchant City also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Merchant City

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Merchant City has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Merchant City with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Merchant City hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Merchant City hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Merchant City

Fly in to Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from central Merchant City. Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) is the next closest major airport, 28 mi (45.1 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Glasgow Argyle Street Station
  • • Glasgow High Street Station
  • • Glasgow Queen Street Station
Metro stations include:
  • • St Enoch Station
  • • Buchanan Street Station
  • • Bridge Street Station

What to see around Merchant City

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • The SSE Hydro
  • • Hillside Path
  • • Teasure Trails
  • • Glengoyne Distillery
Art, live music and museums stand out, with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre
  • • Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
  • • Transmission Gallery
  • • Collins Gallery
  • • Gallery of Modern Art
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Argyll Arcade
  • • Princes Square
  • • St. Enoch Centre
  • • Buchanan Street
  • • Buchanan Galleries
Popular places in the area include:
  • • George Square
  • • Glasgow Cathedral
  • • Clyde Auditorium
  • • Celtic Park
  • • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

When to visit Merchant City

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 9°C day, 1°C night
  • April-June: 18°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 19°C day, 8°C night
  • October-December: 14°C day, 2°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 316 cm
  • April-June: 223 cm
  • July-September: 350 cm
  • October-December: 437 cm
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  • Business-friendly
  • Family-friendly