Here we are highlighting some fabulous local businesses who are embracing the new challenges and are serving our community during lockdown and beyond. We are sharing where to buy takeaway food & drink, activities that you can enjoy online, virtual family fun, where to purchase groceries/non grocery items and more.

Rapha London

Cafe | Soho & Spittlefields

The Black Cab Coffee Co

Cafe | Nine Elms

The Scran & Scallie

Gastro Pub | Stockbridge

Registration is Now Open for Apple Summer Camps (and they are free!)

Registration opened today (June 24, 2019) for Apple’s free summer camps. Kids aged 8–12 will explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects across four tracks ranging from coding to art & design. The programmes on offer at the Princes Street store are as follows:- Creating Your Own Song with GarageBand
 In this three-day session, kids […]

Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor is Now FREE!

Carol Vorderman’s The Maths Factor normally costs about £2 per week, but they are offering it for free for the duration of the school closures. The Maths Factor is an online maths tutoring site for 4-12 year olds, and they are keen to offer their services at no cost at this time, in order to keep kids […]

Honeycombe & Co

At Honeycomb and Co everything we do is inspired by flavours from around the world and the freshest seasonal produce. We’re excited by the best ingredients and how we can bring them together to create stylish dishes that are bursting with flavour. You’ll see that we care a lot about presentation and visual impact, but […]

The best places to go ten pin bowling In Edinburgh

A great indoor activity for families to enjoy together is ten pin bowling. It is a fabulous way to enjoy some healthy family competitive spirit, or a great way for your kids to have fun with their friends. Also, a super idea for a birthday party as they offer party package for kids. Below are the […]

The Cumberland Bar

Bar & Kitchen | New Town

The best vintage stores in Edinburgh

Vintage lovers rejoice! Edinburgh has an amazing selection of vintage stores, so if you enjoy a rummage through the rails for that unique vintage find, then you are in luck. Below are our go-to stores. THOSE WERE THE DAYS Located in lovely Stockbridge, Those Were The Days is a little treasure trove of vintage loveliness. The […]

The Spanish Butcher

Restaurant | Merchant City

Tradfest – 11 Days of Great Traditional Music in Edinburgh

Get ready for this year’s Tradfest special, featuring storytelling, talks, folk music, mumming, a book launch and the celebration of folk legend Hamish Henderson, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre! They’re delighted that The Soundhouse Organisation are continuing to run Tradfest from Fri 26 – Mon 6 May and the SSC will remain a key partner venue in delivering a […]

Book Now Cinema Nights at Leith Theatre

When Harry Met Sally Wednesday 12th February, 7:30pm Come and join us for a Valentine’s special screening of Rob Reiner’s 30-year-old classic that never grows old! It’s 1977. Recent graduates Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) spend an 18-hour car journey together to NYC and talk turns to whether men and women […]

Giant Lanterns Finishing Touches are Tricera-Tops

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s award-winning Giant Lanterns will be lighting up Edinburgh Zoo this Friday (15 November). Finishing touches and light tests are now taking place for the wildlife conservation charity’s 47-night extravaganza which is back for a third year with a new theme. Giant Lanterns Lost Worlds takes visitors on a journey […]

The best beer gardens in Edinburgh

When the weather is lovely, there is nothing better than gathering a group of friends and heading to a beer garden. There are plenty to choose from in Edinburgh, and we have selected our favourites below:- The Peartree This is a popular outdoor space – there is plenty of room, and it attracts a mixed crowd […]

69b Boutique

Womenswear Boutique | Hackney

The Grange Grocer

Fresh, healthy produce delivered to your door covering the entire City of Edinburgh, Leith and Portobello, and they are always plastic free. Please check HERE for delivery areas and delivery days. Website Content & Image Source: The Grange Grocer   Author: Koolyst

The Newsroom

Bar & Kitchen | City Centre

Allan Stewart to Join the Cast as ‘Mother Superior’ of the Smash Hit Musical Sister Act

AT FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH: 20 APRIL – 1 MAY 2021 Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg are delighted to announce that Allan Stewart will play ‘Mother Superior’ when the show opens at Festival Theatre Edinburgh from Tuesday 20 April to Saturday 1 May 2021. Scottish comedian and impressionist Allan Stewart is the much-loved star of […]

Glasgow Cathedral

Visitor Attraction | City Centre

The best things to do in Edinburgh with teenagers

Edinburgh is a city with so many diverse things going on. It’s great for little kids and adults, but we are always being asked for suggestions for family fun with teenagers. Below are just some of our suggestions to keep the older kids off their phones, and in the present. Foxlake Adventures Located just outside […]

The Scotsman Picturehouse is Open

It’s curtain up today (August 9, 2019) for the eagerly awaited The Scotsman Picturehouse, where you can rediscover the magic of the big screen in an intimate and exclusive setting.This boutique theatre is within The Scotsman Hotel and will take you back to a cinematic bygone era. With only 48 seats, this really is a […]

Pie Not?

Stephen Lindsay, a qualified Chef with over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant and event catering industry, saw, that whilst the humble pie continued to be a popular choice – there was a real lack of quality in Scotland. His passion for food set him on the journey to create the perfect pie, a high […]

The Restoration Yard

In the heart of Dalkeith Country Estate there is Restoration Yard. Relax, replenish and restore in this gorgeous courtyard and converted 18th century stables that play host to a beautiful a la carte restaurant with a view, a store that is packed to the rafters with fashion, interiors, books and gifts and a wellbeing lab […]

Visiting the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is an oasis in the city. If you are visiting Edinburgh, or are a local, it’s definitely a destination for nature lovers, families, tourists, artists, photographers and more. Time spent here will be a highlight for any visitor to Edinburgh, it’ a national treasure of Scotland, and the Living Collection […]


Cafe | Fountainbridge

Scotland’s Danny Macaskill Joins Incredible International Artists as Underbelly’s Circus Hub Celebrates 5th Anniversary

* Underbelly’s Circus Hub welcomes an incredible diversity of the world’s best circus companies to mark 5th year on Edinburgh Festival Fringe * 11 outstanding shows, from 6 countries, showcasing an eyewatering array of contemporary and traditional circus skills * Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Show Live, the best-known street trials show in the world, […]

W2 Store

Menswear | West End

Charles Stamper

Charles Stamper Fruit & Veg is a local, family run business based in the centre of Edinburgh. Fruit and veg boxes delivered straight to your home in and around the Edinburgh area!!! Delivery times are between 8 am to 5pm approx, depending on the area. Please ensure the correct delivery address and phone number is entered […]

Arcade Food Theatre

High End Food Hall | West End

Hannah Zakari

Gift Store | Old Town


An immersive exhibition inspired by Bright Side Studios’ collaborations with award-winning, contemporary dance choreographer, the late Janis Claxton. a Human Connection 21 March – 21 April Custom Lane, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6AL Free entry Opening hours: Monday – Friday | 10am – 5pm Saturday | 10am – 5pm Sunday | 11am – 4pm One of […]

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performance: Audacious Mr Astley

The art-form and entertainment we know as ‘circus’ began in London 250 years ago. Who better to tell the story of those early days than the ‘father of the modern circus’, Philip Astley himself? Swapping his red tail-coat and top hat for the uniform and wig of a 1760s hussar, and his microphone for a […]

Smith & Gertrude

Wine Bar & Kitchen | Stockbridge

Soul Food Kitchen

Vegan Restaurant | City Centre

The Drip

​The Drip operate as a small, independent coffee company, serving their produce from two converted Police Information Boxes in the heart of Edinburgh – Tollcross & Morningside. The Morningside location is open during lockdown for takeaway with social distancing applied. Click HERE for the online store where you can purchase bags of their bespoke coffee blend – delicately […]

The best escape rooms in Edinburgh

Escape Rooms are vastly becoming a popular way to spend time having fun with friends or with family. We have rounded up some of the best that Edinburgh has to offer. But the question is, can you escape? Department of Magic What trip to Edinburgh, home of medieval witches & wizards, would be complete without […]


Light Night, George Street / Sunday, 18 November 3pm – 5pm Light Night is a free community event on the afternoon of 18 November on George Street which marks the opening of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 season. This special event is hosted by Forth One’s Arlene Stuart with local Edinburgher Saskia Eng of The Voice fame […]

Brew Lab

Cafe | Old Town

House of Morocco

Cafe | Islington

The Blackbird

Bar | City Centre

Socially Distanced Cinema, Raves, Comedy and More Set to Take-Off Across the UK

Three of the UK’s biggest dance music promoters have partnered up to launch DRIVE IN EVENTS: Tom Ketley [FLY Open Air, Scotland] Steffan Chelland [Time Warp, Bristol] Richard Ince [Woodland Dance Project, UK] As we begin the easing of lockdown it has become clear that social distancing will still exist for many months into the […]


The biggest names in Rock & Pop set to perform in Edinburgh’s 5-star concert hall this Spring including Peter Andre, Richard Ashcroft and Don Broco. Legends of popular music including Mike and the Mechanics and Roy Harper bring classic hits to the Usher Hall. Amazing tribute acts to the likes of Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac […]

The Eco Larder

During the Coronavirus outbreak, we are committed to staying open as usual to bring you healthy nutritious food. Please follow all government advice shopping with us.  ​ In addition to keeping the shop open, 7 days per week, opening at 11am daily until 4pm, we are offering two new services to help as many people as possible get access […]

Festival Review: Havana After Dark

We had the pleasure of being in the audience at Havana After Dark at the Pleasance @ EICC – a lively, energetic Cuban dance fiesta. The performance run here in Edinburgh is the world premiere of this breathtaking new Cuban dance musical which will definitely get your toes tapping as you watch. The show opens […]


The Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes St Gardens for a whole host of bespoke and traditional Christmas items! The traditional and romantic Christmas Market in the heart of the City of Edinburgh offers a unique shopping experience for every visitor with its fair of crafters, artists, gift shops and gastronomic surprises. […]

What’s on This Easter for Kids in Edinburgh

The Easter holidays are upon us, and we thought we’d help a little by sharing family friendly things to do throughout the break. Let’s face it, there’s only so much soft-play that a parent can take! Easter Egg-citment at Almond Valley Heritage Centre 10:00 – 17:00 every day from the 30th March – 22nd April Throughout the […]

Pumpkin Brown

Cafe | Grassmarket


An Edinburgh institution with an international reputation, Hendersons opened in 1962 as an outlet for the produce of husband and wife Mac and Janet’s East Lothian Farm. Today it offers cutting-edge, contemporary vegetarian and vegan cuisine while holding firm to its founding philosophy: serving wholesome food made using fresh, local and organic ingredients. OUR SHOP […]

QUIZ Direct from the Critically Acclaimed West End Season to King’s Theatre

James Graham’s critically acclaimed smash hit comedy, Quiz, will embark on a 20-week UK and Ireland tour from August 2020. In September 2001, the nation was gripped by a scandal that remains, to this day, a mystery. Charles Ingram, aka the Coughing Major, and his accomplices duped the world’s richest and most popular TV quiz […]


Bringing Up Baby, Museum of Childhood 9th February – 29th September 2019 Free Entry Bringing Up Baby, a new exhibition has opened at Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood will explore the choices and challenges faced by parents. The exhibition is free to enter and runs until the 29th September. Bringing Up Baby features a range of […]


Mimi’s Bakehouse moves into City Art Centre serving up a tasty new partnership for Edinburgh Edinburgh’s much-loved family bakery has taken up residency within one of the city’s leading contemporary art exhibition spaces, The City Art Centre. Opening on 6th November, the exciting new partnership sees the team behind the hugely popular Mimi’s Bakeries, restaurants […]

Rumdiddlyumptious Experience In Store At “Secret” City Centre Tasting

Edinburgh drinks aficionados can take a flight to sample the spirit of the Caribbean this summer without having to endure a lack of legroom, screaming kids, and overprice onboard booze. Secret city centre bar Nightcap will host a unique rum tasting by spirits specialist Distiller’s Nose on June 13 that will feature a flight of […]

The best places for vegan food in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a vast selection of amazing eateries, and a vast selection who cater for vegans. There are dedicated restaurants and cafes for vegetarians/vegans, and also lots of places who either have a separate vegetarian/vegan menu, a dairy-free selection, or are happy to adjust a dish to suit. Below are some of the places that […]

Real Foods

Vegetarian | Fairtrade | Organic | Gluten-Free | Vegan | Wheat-Free | Special Diet Food For 50 years Real Foods has been at the forefront of natural food retailing and is the largest Scottish retailer of Organic, Fairtrade and Special Diet foods. Our web shop is up and running, however, we are only able to accept a certain number of orders each […]


Relive the magic of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial on the big screen accompanied by a magnificent, live performance of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Coming to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday 20 April, tickets are on sale now at: www.usherhall.co.uk. Director Steven Spielberg’s heart-warming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion […]

Jellyhill Cafe Bar

Cafe & Bar | West End

Megan’s by the Green

Cafe | Parsons Green

Easter Greens

Easter Greens sell 100% plant based groceries. Get vegan groceries delivered to your door. Deliveries Deliveries will be made from Monday to Saturday (starting Wednesday 13th of May), if you live within the city bypass you should be covered but double check via our website to see if we can deliver to your post code. Minimum spend for […]

Festival Theatre and the Studio Awarded ‘Most Accessible Large Permanent Venue’ in the Euan’s Guide 2019 Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards

Disabled Access Charity Euan’s Guide has announced the winners of the 2019 Accessible Edinburgh Festivals Awards, where venues and festival organisers are rewarded for their commitment to taking steps toward inclusion. Capital Theatres, which runs the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio was delighted to be awarded the Euan’s Guide Award for the […]

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Art Gallery | City Centre


What better way to purchase your vintage clothing, than paying by the kilo. For only £15 per kilo (with heavier items like coats capped at the cost of 1 kilo), expect to get a lot of bang for your buck this weekend at Assembly Roxy when Worth the Weight Vintage arrive in town. Expect to […]


Bar & Restaurant | City Centre

Tickets Now Available for Doors Open Day Events at the Festival and King’s Theatres Edinburgh

As part of Doors Open Days 2019, Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, we are delighted to be welcoming audiences in to explore the Festival and King’s Theatres on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September. This year’s theme for Doors Open Days is ‘Global Connections’ so expect a whole world […]

King’s Theatre Redevelopment Paused

Capital Theatres, the charitable trust which runs the Kings Theatre Edinburgh, today (Thursday March 26, 2020) announced that the redevelopment project scheduled to start in September 2021 will be temporarily paused due to the impact of the coronavirus.  Capital Theatres will now explore the potential of starting the project 12 months later, in September 2022. […]

A Summer of Fun with Arts Activities for Ages 5 – 18

East Lothian Council’s Arts Service has programmed a fun packed summer of creative activities to fill the holidays. The programme includes: multi arts camps, youth theatre, musical theatre, streetdance, computer animation, beach art, outdoor theatre and more! Art Camps take place in Haddington, Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar. Young people aged 6 – 12 […]

For One Night Only, 10 Soldiers Will Be Performed at Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Rosie Kay Dance Company – 
10 Soldiers – Festival Theatre Edinburgh Thursday 30 May 2019, 7.30pm A decade ago, choreographer Rosie Kay gained an attachment with The British Army. Her mission was to create a performance that communicated the experiences of young soldiers to the general public through dance. Kay trained with 4th Battalion The […]


Visit New Lanark this Easter Weekend, from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, when the Easter Bunny will be bouncing around this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. There will be fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Head for the Easter Bunny’s meadow cabin before enjoying an array of activities in the Interactive Zone. […]

The Milkman

Cafe | Old Town

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – King’s Theatre Edinburgh

Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020 ROLL UP! ROLL UP! FOR SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST PANTO! Join us in the big top of panto dreams as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh transforms into a sensational circus world where anything is possible. King’s panto stars Allan Stewart (playing Dame), Andy Gray (playing ‘Ringmaster’) and Grant Stott […]

The Gardener

Bar & Kitchen | West End

A Boat Trip on Maid of the Forth + GIVEAWAY

We took a boat trip on Maid of the Forth, and what an experience it was. How else can you get up close to three famous bridges – Forth Rail Bridge, Forth Road Bridge, and Queensferry Crossing. Seeing the bridges in all their glory was a fabulous sight to see, as was watching out for […]

The Hyndland Fox

Bar & Kitchen | West End


Bar & Kitchen | West End

Under the Stairs

Bar & Restaurant | City Centre


Cafe | Marchmont

Absurd Bird

Bar & Kitchen | City Centre

Valvona & Crolla Elm Row Store Reopens

Valvona & Crolla’s 19 Elm Row store has now reopened. They are Scotland’s oldest Delicatessen and Italian Wine Merchant founded in 1934 where you will find Italian fruit and veg, cakes and biscuits, and an extensive range of cheese, champagne, cookery books, coffee, tea, kitchenware, pasta, rice, salami, sausages, oil, vinegar, port, dessert wine, whisky and […]

Six Storeys

Bar & Restaurant | Soho


Cafe | Holborn


Tuesday 26 February – Sat 2 March 2019 Allan’s back with another Big Big Variety Show promising the best in entertainment and the biggest laughs in town. The enduring appeal of variety is captured in a line-up that includes: the digitally enhanced magic of Britain’s Got Talent finalist Mandy Muden, the hilarious musical comedy of […]

The Refillery

The Refillery is a plastic free grocery and ethical goods store in Newington, Edinburgh. You can order online or visit the store with social distancing observed. The Refillery 39 Newington Rd Newington Edinburgh EH9 1QW Website Image/content source: The Refillery Author: Koolyst

Boys ‘n’ Berry

Cafe | Fulham

Patch East

Cocktail Bar | City of London

Stars Old and New Set to Take the Stage at the Usher Hall This Autumn

Some of the biggest names in rock and pop music, from 80s legends to current chart-toppers, are coming to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this Autumn. The Autumn gig season highlights exactly why the Usher Hall is one of the best places to catch the biggest names in music, from modern popstars to veteran legends. Scottish megastar […]

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe – Adaptations and Retellings of Classics and Popular Stories

Beauty and the Beast 1st – 11th Aug, 11.10am, Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Dancer, tickets On his way home through the forest, Beauty’s father picks her a rose from the enchanted palace gardens. That turns out to be a very big mistake… A heartwarming, high-energy retelling of Jeanne Marie de Beaumont’s classic tale about loyalty, bravery […]

Lowry & Baker

Cafe | Portobello Road

The Groucho Club

Private Members Club | Soho

Musselburgh is the Place to be for Festival Fringe Fun!

The Brunton (Venue 191) welcomes Quantum Theatre’s The Wind in the Willows (Sat 17 Aug) to Inveresk Lodge Garden (Venue 377). This beautiful National Trust for Scotland property provides the perfect backdrop for a heart-warming tale of mishap and mayhem. Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with […]

Mr Ben Retro Clothing

Vintage Clothes Store | City Centre


Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is inviting the littlest kids to come join the fun at their annual Teeny Tiny Toddler Fest. The event runs for five days from Monday 7 – Friday 11 January 2019 and a new theme of space will be the focus for the activities. From galaxies to stars, spacemen […]

The Anatomical Museum

Museum | Old Town

Dinomite New Residents at Edinburgh Zoo This Winter

Image Credit: SIÂN ADDISON/RZSS The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo is bringing its award-winning Giant Lanterns event back with bite this winter. Staff at the wildlife conservation charity are preparing to welcome hundreds of prehistoric creatures to the Zoo for a 47-night extravaganza with a brand new ‘Lost Worlds’ theme. Visitors can expect […]

Subversion Gallery

Art Store | West End

Buhler and Co

Cafe | Walthamstow

Dalmahoy Launches In-Room Camping for Kids

Hotel camping for kids arrives in Edinburgh today as a leading hotel on the outskirts of the city, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, launches the captivating experience for little visitors. The indoor camping experience can be added onto any room reservation and includes a camping tent for two pitched right inside the hotel room. Complete […]

Fringe Review: Elements of Freestyle

On for the duration of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Elements of Freestyle is spectacular, showcasing extreme urban sports, dance, music and theatre. On at the EICC, the Netherlands’ ISH Dance Collective, explode onto the stage and continue to wow with a high energy feast for your senses. The elements of the show are break-dance, inline skating, skateboarding, […]

Davy’s at St James’

Wine Bar & Kitchen | Mayfair

Timorous Beasties

Interior Design Store | West End

Heads & Tales Gin Bar

Gin Bar | West End

Starry Starry Night

Vintage Store | West End

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