Eden Locke | Exploring
Whether you’re staying for the Fringe Festival, Hogmanay or just to see the city, we’ll help you go beyond the guidebook and off the beaten track.
Right in the centre of the city, and minutes from the famous Princes Street, we’ll point you in the direction of Edinburgh’s best restaurants, pubs and shops. And when you’ve had enough of exploring, we also have our own calendar of creative collaborations for you to dip into. From fashion shows to screenings, we bring the best of our city into our spaces for all our guests to enjoy.
Good music. Good company. Great coffee. Our peaceful coffee house, Mayvn, is a local institution and is up there with Edinburgh’s best coffee shops. Stay for an afternoon or an hour, by yourself or with friends, and feel your shoulders drop with every sip.Find out more.
First time in Edinburgh, or a local wanting fresh inspiration? Get our top picks of what’s on, what’s good and what’s local.
Try rare malt whiskies at the Queens Arms. Sample the catch of the day at The Mussel Inn. Or witness the spectacle and artistry of our favourite cocktail hideaway, Panda & Sons. Our recommendations will make sure you taste the very best of Edinburgh. And if you fancy a night in? You’re spoilt for local take-away and Deliveroo options too.
It's not all bagpipes and shortbread. We've pulled together our insider recommendations for where to head in the Scottish capital, so you can see the bits locals love.
In conversation with Briana Pegago, creative director.
Ellie Morag chats with Creative Director Briana on what inspires her about Edinburgh.
In conversation with Ted Simpson, filmmaker.
Meet Ted, filmmaker and director at film production studio Just Trek.
In conversation with Fran Mart, freelance photographer.
Meet Fran, a self-taught freelance photographer who lives and works in Edinburgh.
Discover the simplicity of coffee with Common.
An introduction to the team behind the coffee at Eden Locke.