Plan Your Visit


Accessibility is a top priority at the Trades Hall of Glasgow, ensuring that everyone can fully enjoy their experience at our events. We have taken several measures to make the venue wheelchair accessible, including the café, marketplace, and teaching spaces. However, it is important to note that this is a historic building with narrow corridors, which may pose some challenges for manoeuvrability.

If you're coming with a larger mobility scooter or wheelchair, please ensure you are accompanied by a carer or volunteer when exiting the lift to the main floor. This is particularly important, as the lift exit on the first floor is within a short corridor and has a self-closing fire door to the marketplace, which cannot be propped open. 

If you are attending alone don’t worry! We have dedicated volunteers who are readily available to assist. Whether it's guiding you through the building or providing any necessary support, our volunteers are here to help.

Please be aware that the maximum load capacity of our lift is 195kg. Unfortunately, if the weight exceeds this limit, we may have to refuse entry in order to prioritise the safety of all visitors.

If you have any concerns, please contact us at before booking. 



Glasgow has two main train stations - Glasgow Central and Queen Street.  These are less than 10 minutes walk from the Trades Hall.


Local buses provide regular services with pickup and dropoff locations closeby.  See First Bus Glasgow for full service details.​


Exit Junction 15 of M8 to Castle Street crossing Duke Street, then at the next set of lights turn right into Ingram Street.  At the second set of lights turn left into Glassford Street, Trades Hall is on the right.​

For parking, download the NCP App (please note this is a new app, not that one we used last year) and use the following Saver ID's to obtain a discount. It is valid in the NCP Glasshouse which is also on Glassford Street and a mere 2 minute walk from Trades Hall.​

Note: The saver code must be activated on your phone before you scan to enter the car park to obtain the discounted rate. ​

£3.00 for up to 5 hours - SHOPGLASGOW

£5.00 for all day parking - GLASSFIVE

£7.50 for up to 24 hours (ideal if staying over in the city) - THA6LW

Around Glasgow

Glasgow is an amazing city to visit! With its vibrant events and numerous attractions, there is always something exciting happening here. From world-class museums and galleries to stunning architecture, Glasgow offers a rich cultural experience.

One of the highlights of visiting Glasgow is the wide range of attractions available. Whether you're interested in history, art, or science, you'll find a museum or gallery to suit your taste. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Riverside Museum, and the Gallery of Modern Art are just a few examples of the incredible cultural institutions you can explore.

Not only is Glasgow known for its attractions, but it also boasts a thriving food and drink scene. From traditional Scottish dishes to international cuisine, there is something to satisfy every palate. The city is home to numerous award-winning restaurants, trendy cafes, and cozy pubs where you can indulge in delicious food and enjoy a pint of local beer or a dram of whisky.

Furthermore, Glasgow is renowned for its vibrant cultural scene. The city hosts various festivals, concerts, and events throughout the year, offering a diverse range of entertainment options. Whether you're into music, theater, or comedy, you'll find plenty of shows and performances to enjoy.

Overall, Glasgow is a city that has it all. Its attractions, food and drink scene, and cultural offerings make it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a memorable experience. So, pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in the wonders of Glasgow!


There are number of hotels in and around the Merchant City Area.  Follow this link to a Google Map showing some of the options available.


Glasgow is the city of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a pioneer in architecture and design. ​

Our previous home was the Mackintosh Church, and there are a number of exciting Mackintosh venues across the city.  Check out the Glasgow Mackintosh site for more info.

 Other Info

The Visit Scotland Website has a wealth of information on what's on in and around Glasgow.

Check out their website for more details. 

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