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Candleriggs Market Glasgow

Restaurants + Shops: Market in the Merchant City

post updated 31 July 2023

Historic Merchant City Buildings

Fruit Market by Houston in 1907 and market hall by Carrick in 1852

Candleriggs Market building
photos © Adrian Welch

Candleriggs Market Buildings

Pubs & restaurants gathered around covered cobbled hall with cafe seating invading the space

Candleriggs Market
photo © Adrian Welch

Just to the south – Candleriggs Building
Candleriggs Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Just to the north – Glasgow City Halls + Old Fruitmarket – renovation 2006
Glasgow City Halls
image © Adrian Welch

Merchant City

Buildings close by to Candleriggs Market

Glasgow Cross
Glasgow Cross
picture from architect

Graham Square – housing
Graham Square
photo © Andrew Lee

Icon Building
Icon Building
photo : Keith Hunter

Italian Centre – shops
Italian Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Tron Theatre


Candleriggs is an important venue in the city of Glasgow, Scotland where it is located in the Merchant City area of the city centre (it is also a street in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, central Scotland).

Candleriggs was historically the area of the old city of Glasgow where candlemakers plied their trade, at a safe distance from the crowded tenements clustered around the High Street. As the city expanded in the eighteenth century it became a thriving thoroughfare itself, lined with tenements and businesses typical of Glasgow at that time.

Looking down Candleriggs from its northern junction with Ingram Street, stands St David’s, later known as Ramshorn Kirk. It had been without a congregation for a long while before being purchased by the University of Strathclyde in 1982.

The church dates from 1826, built in Gothic Revival style by an English architect, Thomas Rickman, whose plans featured the large central tower which dominates the structure. It now serves as the home for the University of Strathclyde’s Confucius Institute for Scotlands Schools and Scotland’s National Centre for Languages.

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Clyde Gateway Community Park
Clyde Gateway Community Park Glasgow
image courtesy of developer
Clyde Gateway

St Enoch Centre Glasgow Redevelopment
St Enoch Centre Glasgow Renewal
image courtesy of architects practice
St Enoch Centre Glasgow Redevelopment

Glasgow Transport Museum

Kelvingrove Gallery

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