A Street Art Tour of Glasgow

Glasgow Street Art| © Ronnie Macdonald/Flickr
Glasgow Street Art| © Ronnie Macdonald/Flickr
Photo of Tasnim Nazeer
Freelance Journalist25 November 2017

Glasgow is known for its resplendent street art scene with some of the best, most attractive and appealing visuals for you to be in awe of as you walk the streets of this beautiful city. With an array of street murals and realistically drawn artwork that is full of vibrancy and colour there is plenty of opportunities to click a photo against the backdrop of the artwork to take home on your next visit to Glasgow.

Glasgow High Street Mural by Smug

Project 366 | © Pete/Flickr

Smug is an Australian artist living in Glasgow who created the renowned Glasgow High Street mural which depicts St Mungo in modern day clothes holding a robin. The beautifully crafted piece took a week to paint and is a representation of Glasgow’s Saint from the 6th century.

John Street Hip Hop Duo

This eye-catching hip-hop duo has been painted by Glasgow’s street artist Rogue-One and is located next to Strathclyde University’s student union. The street art is in the heart of the city near to George Square, an area which boasts 12 statues and monuments remembering the poet Robert Burns. This is a must-see piece of artwork if you are visiting the city!

Mitchell Street ‘World’s Most Economic Taxi’

Glasgow Street Art | © alison2mcewan/Flickr

This captivating street art by the artist Rogue One depicts a taxi held up by balloons with a man. The beautiful colours and realistic artwork on this piece make you stop and stare to take it all in. If you want to see this beautiful street art, head over to the city of Glasgow on Mitchell street!

The Spaceman

Spaceman | ©Michel Curi /Flickr

The Spaceman is a mural located in the heart of the city centre on Argyl Street and by the artist Ali Wyllie. The splash of enchanting colour brightens up the city lane. The artwork uses geometric colours and also drew inspiration from Japanese, pop art and comic book design culture.

City Centre Mural Trail

If you want to take a detailed tour of the street art pieces and murals in Glasgow then you may want to go on the City Centre Mural Trail. The City Centre Regeneration team has created the very first City Centre Mural Trail for art lovers and tourists who wish to see the breadth of Glaswegian street art.

Check out the city centre mural trail or visit some of the street art listed above to really enjoy and embrace the city’s artwork.

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