Where Glasgow Used to Shop and Dine 2


Walking Tour

Wilson Street/Candleriggs corner opp. Boudoir Wine Bar G1 1LE

The Merchant City housed numerous warehouses, including Goldbergs, where the walk begins. Others were located on Ingram, Glassford and Miller Streets. On Argyle Street was the famous Andersons Polytechnic department store, and Gardners, Paisleys and the Colosseum were on Jamaica Street.

Contemporary Glasgow is known as a great centre for shopping and dining.

This is one of two walks which looks at the buildings and locations which housed a wide range of warehouses, such as Goldbergs, Rattrays and Telfers, as well as the well-known department, clothing and furniture stores which dominated the streets for decades.

The famous Andersons Polytechnic was on Argyle Street, and on Jamaica Street, there was so much choice on offer at Gardners, Paisleys, and the Colosseum which was one of Glasgows early and pioneering department stores.

Some of the buildings which housed these retail giants have survived, while others are known only from photographic records.

The area covered by the walk also contained a wide range of tea-rooms and restaurants which catered for all tastes and purses. Some of the larger stores offered such services too.

Illustrations of ephemera relating to many of these once household names will be available for viewing on the walk.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: The site of the former Goldbergs store on the Candleriggs was at one time the location of a wide range of industries and related businesses.

Discover Scotlands Year of Food and Drink: Some of the citys best-known eateries were located on the streets from the Candleriggs to Jamaica Street.

Number in Brochure: 116


Tour Times

Fri 2pm; 1 1/2 hours



Full Disabled Access
All in open on pavements and streets.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Argyle Street Train Station

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Car Parks close by



Where Glasgow Used to Shop and Dine 2

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Where Glasgow Used to Shop and Dine 2
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