Glasgow's Merchant City has been the thriving inner city hub, the part of town that never sleeps ever since the 17th Century! A long history of style and a strong sense of design has infused into every aspect of this ultra fashionable part of town. Gone are the days of the tobacco lairds and traders which once made Glasgow the second city of the Empire, and whom we pay legacy to for giving the area its name, wealth and much of its amazing architecture.
Now days it's all about the trendy post- industrial warehouse come New York style loft apartments, the aroma of freshly ground espresso spilling out of the many magazine style hip cafes, a wealth of boutique designer stores, dining in award winning restaurants or martini drinking with 'the beautiful people' in the many sexy wine bars or clubs. A rendezvous in the Merchant City will always please.
With all this cool, you will be pleased to find that the Merchant City hasn't shed its warm, welcoming and relaxed community attitude. The high society rubs shoulders with urban culture and has produced a buzzing scene for all human kind!
Some hoarding blocking off a development site in the Merchant City - pretty good artwork - By gajtalbot