Your Christmas Shopping Experience 2023 – Choose Glasgow’s Merchant City

There’s a definite chill in the air as we approach the festive season in 2023. Glasgow’s Merchant City visibly come alive at this time of year with the spirit of Christmas, and we appreciate how lucky we are to have a great property right at the heart of it all!

If you intend to make Glasgow the chosen city for your annual shopping trip, you will be spoilt for choice on where to shop and where to stay. In this blog, we’ll unwrap the reasons why choosing the Merchant City for your festive shopping spree is the perfect place for all your retail and therapy needs.

Dining Out

Shopping can work up quite an appetite, and Glasgow’s Merchant City doesn't disappoint on the entertainment end of things. Explore a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs scattered throughout the area. From traditional Scottish food to international cuisine, there's something to satisfy everyone’s taste and budget.

Festive Atmosphere

Glittering lights and festive decorations help create an ambiance that’s made for shopping and socialising. Take a leisurely stroll through the cobblestone streets as you soak in the festive spirit, making your shopping experience not just about the gifts but also about the joy of the season.

A Shopper's Paradise

The Merchant City is renowned for its eclectic mix of independent boutiques, designer stores and quirky shops. Whether you're seeking unique gifts, stylish fashion, or artisanal crafts, this diverse district in Glasgow has it all. Step outside our hotel, and you'll find yourself surrounded by a treasure trove of options, ensuring that your Christmas shopping list is completed in style.


You don’t have to limit yourself to the Merchant City for shopping, although there is enough to keep you here. We are located within easy reach of Princes Square, Buchanan Street, and the St. Enoch Centre, all within easy reach of The Brunswick Hotel.

This Christmas, let The Brunswick Hotel be the base for your festive shopping experience. Book your stay with us and unwrap the magic of a Glasgow Christmas!

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