Embracing the concept of street art, The City Centre Regeneration team has created the very first City Centre Mural Trail, all contained in one easy walking route.

One of the first murals was painted by street artist Sam Bates (aka Smug) in celebration of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and features swimmers underneath the Kingston Bridge, Anderston Quay. Another one not to miss by Smug is Five Faces which represents comical expressions of people playing with yoyos under the Caledonian Railway, Broomielaw.

sam bates smug the swimmer

sam bates smug 5 faces

A favourite with taxi drivers is Rogue-one’s The World’s Most Economical Taxi on Mitchell Street. The artist actually painted the wall to look like a brick wall with incredible attention to detail. Whilst on Mitchell Street, you can’t miss Smug’s huge Honey I Shrunk the Kids photo realistic piece. The immense image depicts a larger than life girl with a magnifying glass studying an object off the street. At the right angle you can line yourself up for a photograph of this girl picking you up off the street.

rogue-one taxi

smug Shrunk kids

Follow the mural trail online here.

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