This list of Edinburgh's Shopping areas is not intended to be comprehensive, more of a quick guide for tourists and other visitors to the city of Edinburgh. If we have missed something you think should be included please let us know via the contact details at the bottom of the page. Edinburgh offers a shopping experience like no other. Whatever your mood and whatever you're looking for, the city has something to suit. From the High Street favourites of Princes Street to the funky boutiques of the New Town and West End, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Princess Street offers the normal UK High Street favourites, such as Zara, Gap, H&M and Frasers with the unique backdrop of the spectacular Edinburgh Castle. A block away from Princes Street is the more boutique shopping area of George Street which has a mix of sophisticated shops and hip bars.
For some Scottish souvenirs, the best place to head to is the Grassmarket. Edinburgh’s vibrant and historic Grassmarket area, overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, offers a range of interesting things to see and do for the whole family. Browse through some of Edinburgh’s most unique and quirky shops, or watch the world go by from one of the many pavement cafés, restaurants and bars.
St James Shopping is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s cosmopolitan city centre and offers shoppers a fabulous range of stores … from John Lewis and Next, to Republic, River Island and Wallis. Shoppers can relax and catch up with friends over a coffee in Costa, or have a bite to eat in Food on 1 or The Place to Eat restaurant in John Lewis. St James Shopping is surrounded by an eclectic mix of classic and modern architecture, ancient monuments and designer boutiques. St James Shopping forms a natural extension to Princes Street, and is easily accessed by car, bus, train or on foot. The centre is within easy reach of some of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants, bars, clubs and entertainment centres.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
(Wed 19th Jul, 2017)
For ten days every summer, the sounds of the Jazz & Blues Festival resonate through the parks, churches, clubs, bars, concert halls and streets of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Art Festival
(Mon 31st Jul, 2017)
Established in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival works in partnership with the city’s artists, galleries, museums and visual art spaces to present the best and most exciting in modern visual art.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
(Tue 01st Aug, 2017)
The world's biggest and best festival is an arts showcase for everyone from the biggest names in showbiz to the performers in the street. Takes place over the whole city from 1 to 25 August.