Tom, who is Glasgow 2014's latest and youngest ambassador for next year's Commonwealth Games, got his first trip to the city off to a flying start by abseiling from the Finnieston Crane on the banks of the Clyde.
He got a dramatic look of the city and a bird's eye view of some of the nearby Games venues, including the SECC and the SSE Hydro Arena.
The golden boy of British diving then made an appearance at the Fruitmarket in the Merchant City and delighted his fans by wearing a kilt in the Glasgow 2014 tartan, which was presented to him by the designer, Shawlands Academy pupil, Aamir Mehmood.
He also danced with official Glasgow 2014 Mascot Clyde and met his creator 13-year-old Beth Gilmour, from Cumbernauld.
Bowling legend Willie Wood welcomed Tom to join him in a game at Kelvingrove, where next year's Lawn Bowls will take place.
Tom said: "I loved my first experience of Glasgow, abseiling from the Finnieston Crane was incredible.
"What a friendly city. What a welcome.
"It's obvious that the atmosphere here for the Games will be awesome and I can't wait to be part of it all."
Tom represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics where he was Britain's youngest competitor and the youngest of any nationality to participate in a final.
He won two golds for England at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games and a bronze for Great Britain at London 2012.
Tom's appearance in Glasgow comes as the ticket programme enters its final week.
Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: "Tom's the prefect ambassador to help us get everyone involved in the UK's next major sporting celebration."
Ticket applications can be made on glasgow2014.com/tickets or via postal applications forms with the Official Ticketing Guide.
The ticketing phase closes on September 16.