Stay in the heart of Glasgow's vibrant Merchant City
Merchant City, the cultural quarter of Glasgow was once known as the Trongate by most Glaswegians. In the 1950s, the area began to develop and quickly became a working district and was home to the city’s popular central fruit, vegetable and cheese market. Local residences and warehouses owned by wealthy tobacco lords soon filled the area.
Over the recent years, the Merchant City has been promoted and built up as a stylish residential, shopping and leisure area to mirror the infamous Covent Garden in the West End of London.
To date, Merchant City boasts stunning Victorian architecture and history. When visiting Glasgow, admire the charming cobbled streets and remarkable Glaswegian character as you stroll along the Clyde after a pleasant evening in the city centre.
Things To Do In Merchant City Glasgow
When staying at Fraser Suites Glasgow, one of the best hotels near Merchant City, you will find yourself surrounded by stylish shops, quirky boutiques, classy bars and delectable restaurants.
Merchant City is one of the most popular destinations for socialising and dining out within the city centre. With an array of cuisine to choose from and lively bars on every corner of the beautiful cobbled streets, you will most definitely have a wonderful time wining and dining in the heart of the city.
A popular socialising hotspot within the area is Merchant Square, located a short 2 minutes’ walk from Fraser Suites Glasgow. Located within the stylish hub boasting spectacular architecture of the original merchant’s marketplace, visitors can sit back and relax with good food, tasty refreshments, entertaining events and a thriving atmosphere all under the one roof.
Watch the world go by as you people-watch from the spacious indoor courtyard in Merchant Square or stroll around the weekly craft and design fair to pick up some memorable souvenirs for your loved ones back home. If you are visiting Glasgow with children, there are often a range of fun and engaging activities throughout the week in the courtyard, ideal for keeping your little ones entertained on a rainy day in the city.
As Fraser Suites Glasgow is one of the most luxurious hotels near Merchant City, you are perfectly located less than 15 minutes walk from Buchanan Street, also known as Glasgow’s infamous style mile. With an abundance of fabulous high street retail stores and in-house luxury boutiques like Gucci, Hermes, and Prada, Buchanan Street is a great place to do your birthday or Christmas shopping throughout your stay at Fraser Suites Glasgow.
If you are staying in Glasgow around mid-July, you may be lucky enough to catch some of the wonderful entertainment at the annual Merchant City Festival. The festival runs for nine days, showcasing some of the best Scottish and international art and entertainment in street art, music, theatre, food and drink, film, comedy, dance and much more. This is the perfect family day out as there will be something fun for everyone.
Hotels Near Merchant City - Staying At Fraser Suites
If you are looking to stay within luxurious settings when visiting the city, it is worthwhile staying at the deluxe Fraser Suites. Located within the vibrant area of Merchant City, Fraser Suites attracts guests from all over the world who opt for opulence when visiting the spectacular city of Glasgow.
Centrally located, offering electric nightlife on your doorstep and first-class amenities, Fraser Suites Glasgow is considered one of the top hotels near Merchant City. Being surrounded by local attractions such as a popular shopping district, museums and art galleries, guests can choose from a variety of excellent things to do and see throughout their stay.
When staying at Fraser Suites Glasgow, we offer guests a selection of exclusive and elegantly designed rooms and suites. For those travelling for business purposes, our studio apartments near Merchant City are spacious and comfortable, ideal for relaxing in after a long day of responding to work emails or meeting clients.
Our fully furnished serviced residence contains integrated living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas. All apartments come fully equipped with five-star in-room amenities which include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and welcome amenities.
If you are too tired to go out for dinner after a lengthy day at work, unwind in the comfort of your own living area and make use of our fully equipped kitchenette area. Rustle up a lovely home-cooked meal and keep on top of work-related emails from your own studio with access to free high-speed Wi-Fi.
Keep active during your stay at Fraser Suites Glasgow. With a fully equipped gym onsite, accessibly to all guests, you will be able to stay on top of your fitness routine while away from home. At Frasers, we offer free self-service laundry, ideal for keeping your gym kit clean and fresh after an intense workout.
If you are a frequent traveller, why not stay at the Fraser Suites and receive the same attention to detail and award-winning customer service in all our serviced hotels across the world.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Fraser Suites Glasgow.