The Barras market has been an institution in the city since the 1920s. Some say it has seen better days, but it’s still a great place to spend a few hours at the weekend. The stalls in the covered section sell a huge variety of stuff. Outside you can get your hands on anything from viagra to old vinyl.
There’s even a resident fortune teller. You can buy tubs of whelks and mussels from the seafood stall and and if it’s groceries you’re after, you’ll find bargains on the meat and veg. There are also good deals on plants. But watch out for traders selling dodgy cigarettes.
Next door is Barrowlands, one of the finest music venues in Glasgow. Check out the website to see who’s playing when you’re in town. The atmosphere in this fine venue is second to none.