Things to do

There’s so much more to Edinburgh’s West End than meets the eye!

A thriving business district since the 1800’s, Edinburgh’s West End should definitely be on your list of places to visit while in the city. Among the atmospheric streets you’ll find specialist boutiques, delightful delicatessens, art galleries, cocktail bars and unique dining experiences. An oasis of charm, Edinburgh’s West End is the ideal place to while away the hours exploring a neighbourhood rich in history and character.

If you haven’t explored Edinburgh’s West End in a while, we invite you to come and take a closer look. You’ll be spoiled for choice!

Historical West End

a – Elsie Inglis – 8 Walker Street

Between 1898 and 1914 No.8 Walker Street was the medical practice of Elsie Inglis, a pioneer for wom...

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b – William Fielding – 12 Stafford Street

The distinctive entrance to 12 Stafford Street dates from the 1890s when it was Turkish Baths, owned...

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c – John Byers & Mary Barclay – Easter Coates House

This house is a remarkable survival, built in 1615 for John Byers and his wife Mary Barclay, and the...

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d – Sandy James – Caledonian Hotel

Sandy James was the Caledonian Hotel’s head doorman for over 30 years, taking up his post shortly ...

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e – Florence B Jack – Atholl Crescent

The Edinburgh College of Domestic Economy opened at Atholl Crescent in 1891, and Florence B Jack was...

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f – The Lough family – 15 William Street

The Lough family’s chimney sweeping business was a presence at 15 William Street for almost 100 ye...

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g – Janet Story – 37 Melville Street

The childhood memoirs of Janet Story give a glimpse into West End high-society in the 1830s, when Me...

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h – Mary Dunlop – Rutland Square

Throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s Mary Dunlop was a well-known West End character, along with her...

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