A Private Tour of Glasgow's Shopping Highlights with afternoon tea (or a G&T)
Glasgow is Scotland's largest and most stylish city. Here you can find the largest collection of designer shops, department stores, malls, art galleries and boutiques outside of London offering the best in everything from Scottish Cashmere to Jimmy Choo shoes.
Art, Antique and vintage shoppers will also delight in wandering around the intriguing little shops, galleries and antique emporiums in the Merchant City, west-end and Clydeside.
To make your shopping experience of Glasgow complete, I invite you to indulge in afternoon tea at the famous Willow Tearooms, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, or in the sister tearooms on Buchanan Street.
If you are booking your tour for a weekend, there is also an option to visit the famous Barras Market and Merchant Square craft market.
Whatever you love to shop for, you'll find it in Glasgow. The following is a sample itinerary. Just let me know what interests you and I will tailor your tour to suit your taste.
We start our tour in the Merchant City, Argyle Street and elegant Buchanan Street with a visit to some of the best designer and boutique shops in Scotland. This includes a visit to beautiful Princess Square with it's luxury shops and stunning interior.
Popping up the street we head, via the Buchanan Galleries, to Sauchiehall Street and Mackintosh at the Willow for Afternoon Tea. From here we head west via the Subway or taxi (it's your choice) for some specialist shopping in the west end, which has a fine selection of individual designer boutiques, vintage & antique shops, book shops and independent traders.
Then, there's a chance for one final stop in the picturesque Ashton Lane for some refreshments before I escort you back to the city center or the location agreed as your drop-off point when booking (eg: hotel, train station or bus station etc).
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Central Station Queen Street Station Buchanan Bus Station), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station (Central Station Queen Street Station Buchanan Bus Station), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Tour length is approximate and dependent on how long you wish to spend in each place. A full day version is also available if you would like to explore deeper into Glasgow's shopping, style, eating and drinking culture.
This is a walking tour.
Some of this tour may involve using public transport. I have suggested using the Subway, however, we can use taxis if you would prefer. A taxi may also be necessary if you wish to visit the Clydeside Antique Center (Glasgow Antique Center) Subway and taxis are an additional cost.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 GBP - Most places these days take card payments however it is always wise to take a bit of cash just in case, particularly if you wish to buy at markets or antique centers where a cash payment can help negotiate a cheaper price. I recommend taking £25 - £100 GBP.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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