Glasgow - Tour along the River Clyde around the Hydro

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Tour along the River Clyde around the Hydro

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(25 reviews)
Finnieston , Glasgow, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Join me on a tour along the River Clyde. We will walk along a regenerated stretch of river close to the city centre. There is no more shipbuilding here today, but we might see the Queen Mary, which is here under restoration and maybe the PS Waverly, the last seagoing passenger-carrying paddle steamer in the world. We will see modern architecture such as the BBC building by David Chipperfield architects from 2007. We will also look at the Armadillo building and the Hydro arena, both designed by the architects of Forster & Partners and both part of the Scottish Event Campus. Furthermore, we will see the Glasgow Tower from 2001, the Science Centre and the amazing Finnieston Crane from 1932; now a symbol of the city’s engineering heritage. From 1 -12 November of this year, the eyes of the world will be on this part of the city, when Glasgow hosts the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus. An estimated 30,000 delegates from around the world are expected to attend COP26 in Glasgow. This includes thousands of official negotiators, representing 197 different countries in the talks.

Meet Sven


Sven was living in Berlin and London before moving to Glasgow in 2010. Being interested in cities, museums, architecture and photography he studied Art History and Sociology at the Open University in London and Museum Studies at the University of Glasgow, from where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in 2013. Between 2014 and 2018 he was Heritage Officer at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society in Glasgow. It is in this role he started to offer walking tours. After living for nine month in Barcelona he returned to Glasgow just before lockdown.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Glasgow with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Glasgow. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

pat m.

02 May 2021


Edwin W.

01 May 2021

Good tour along the River Clyde.

Jean H.

01 May 2021

It was a very interesting and informative trip. So nice to see how this area has been developed

Kate M.

30 April 2021


Janet W.

30 April 2021

Thank you for a very interesting tour 😊

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