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Shopping Spree in Edinburgh

Destination(s): Edinburgh

A guide to all the best shops and shopping areas in Edinburgh, from Princes Street to the Grassmarket, from Jenners to Harvey Nichols. read more about Shopping Spree in Edinburgh

Royal Mile

Royal Mile

  • Edinburgh Castle to
  • Palace of Holyrood House
  • tel:+44 (0)131 229 7615
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is the famous road leading upwards to Edinburgh Castle. Cobbled in places and pedestrian friendly the Royal Mile is home to historic buildings which run the length of the street. It is the definitive route to see Old Edinburgh Town. Many of the city's best restaurants and shops line the incline offering traditional Scottish food and memorabilia. Take a moment to wander down one of the narrow and sometimes secret Royal Mile closes, many providing the theatrical atmosphere for grizzly ghost tours. read more about Royal Mile

Armstrongs

Armstrongs

  • 83 The Grassmarket
  • tel:+44 131 220 5557
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ
Princes Street

Princes Street

  • Princes Street
  • Edinburgh

If the Royal Mile is the life vein of the Old City, then Princes Street is its equivalent in the New Town. Just a short walk from the Old City, Princes Street extends from Lothian Road to Leith Street and is home to numerous tourist sights and museums. It can be seen from Edinburgh Castle. With dozens of high-end retail stores aligning it, including the uniquely Scottish department store Jenners, Princes Street is a fashion diva's heaven. During the Christmas season, a ferris wheel and amusement park are erected, and locals and tourists alike peruse through the annual German market for unique holiday gifts like nutcrackers and delicious German pastries and sausages. Next to the street are the two sections of the beautiful Princes Street gardens. Here, students and locals often gather to play football, picnic during the summer or listen to concerts at the Ross Theatre. In between the two sections of the gardens lies the Mound, an artificial hill that connects the old and new cities. Here, two of country's best art galleries are located: the Royal Scottish Academy Building and the adjacent National Gallery of Scotland. Both exhibit masterpieces from Titian to Rembrandt and are worth seeing. Fans of the cult-hit film Trainspotting will recognize this location from the opening scene of the movie, where Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) is chased by security guards. read more about Princes Street

St. James Centre

St. James Centre

  • Leith Street
  • Leith St. (at east end of Princes St.)
  • tel:+44 131 557 0050
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  • Edinburgh, EH1 3AT
George Street

George Street

From fashionista's favourite Harvey Nichols in St. Andrew Square and designer shops such as Cruise and Phase Eight, to star studded jewellers such as Hamilton & Inches and Laings, George Street has it all going on. And when day turns to night, the street comes alive with well-groomed partygoers who flock to the area's many stylish bars.

George Street is home to some to the most glamorous and stylish stores available in the UK. From the famous luxury store Harvey Nichol's by St. Andrews Square to Cruise a designer emporium at the West End of George Street, George Street offers shoppers a full range of retail.

Clothing and shoe shops on and around George Street include flagship store of White Stuff (amazing shop over 2 floors including an indoor tree), Jack Wills, Hobbs, Whistles, Phase Eight, Churches, Brook Brothers, Austin Reed, Jaeger, Jane Davidson, 21st Century Kilts, and LK Bennet.  If fabulous jewellery is on your shopping list George Street has a plenty to tempt, with luxury watches and jewellery from Hamilton & Inches and Laing's and unique pieces from Asimi and Joseph Bonnar. There are a range of other useful shops including Lakeland, Baytree and Paperchase for a special gift or card and Waterstone's. Close to George Streetjust off St. Andrews Square is Multrees Walk with a range of luxury shops including Mulberry, Louis Vuitton and Links plus some high end brands including Kurt Geiger, Reiss, Firetrap and G Star.

George Street also has a wonderful variety of restaurants, cafes and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. Many of the restaurants are housed in beautiful historic buildings with stunning interiors.  In the summer months many local restaurants offer al-fresco dining allowing people to fully appreciate the architecture of George Street. Some of the restaurants in and off George Streetare independently run and include Centotre the award winning stylish Italian eaterie is owned and run by  husband and wife Victor and Carina Contini; Tiger Lily, Opal Lounge, Ricks owned by the Montpellier Group are wonderful contemporary restaurants with bars offering a range a wide range of Modern British cuisine; Oloroso is a wonderful roof top restaurant owned by the chef Tony Singh who was recently seen on The Great British Menu; Henderson's is a long established family run vegetarian restaurant with adjoining delicatessen.

Other restaurants in and off George Street offer all types of food from Modern British, Italian, Seafood, Spanish to Asian fusion including; Tempus; Gusto; The Dome; Iris; Café St. Honoré; The Dogs; Urban Angel; Fishers in the City; Dusit Thai; The Living Room; Cafe Andaluz; Gourmet Burger and Browns.
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Gyle Shopping Centre

Gyle Shopping Centre

  • Gyle Avenue
  • tel:+44 131 539 9000
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  • Edinburgh, EH12 9JY
Hector Russel

Hector Russel

  • 137-141 High St
  • tel:+44 131 558 1254
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  • Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
Big Ideas

Big Ideas

  • 96 West Bow
  • Grassmarket
  • tel:+44 131 226 2532
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  • Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
Jenners

Jenners

  • Princes Street
  • tel:+44 844 800 3724
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH2 4YZ

Jenners Department Store, commonly known simply as Jenners, is a department store located in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has maintained its original position on Princes Street since 1838. It contains over 100 different departments selling a large variety of goods.

John Lewis

John Lewis

  • 69 Leith Street
  • St. James Centre (near Picardy Place at the top of Leith Walk)
  • tel:+44 131 556 9121
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  • Edinburgh, EH1 3SP
Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

  • 30-34 St Andrew's Sq
  • tel:+44 131 524 8388
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  • Edinburgh, EH2 2AD
Ocean Terminal

Ocean Terminal

  • Ocean Drive
  • Ocean Drive, Leith
  • tel:+44 131 555 8888
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  • Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ
Tartan Weaving Mill and Exhibition

Tartan Weaving Mill and Exhibition

  • 555 Castlehill ,The Royal Mile
  • tel:+44 131 226 1555
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  • City of Edinburgh, EH1 2ND
Fabhatrix

Fabhatrix

  • 13 Cowgatehead
  • Near Grassmarket
  • tel:0131/225-9222
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  • Edinburgh
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer

  • 54 Princes Street
  • tel:+44 131 225 2301
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  • Edinburgh, EH2 2DQ
Debenhams

Debenhams

  • 109 Princes Street
  • Lothian
  • tel:+44 131 225 1320
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  • Edinburgh, EH2 3AA
Helios Fountain

Helios Fountain

  • 7 Grassmarket
  • tel:+44 131 229 7884
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  • Edinburgh, EH1 2HY
Edinburgh Monsoon and Accessorize

Edinburgh Monsoon and Accessorize

  • 45/46 Princes Street
  • tel:+44 131 558 3544
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  • Edinburgh, EH2 2BY
Princes Mall

Princes Mall

  • Princes Street
  • tel:+44 131 557 3759
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  • Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ