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Patisserie Maxime, Queensferry Street

Paper Tiger, Stafford Street

Ruffians, Queensferry Street

The Voyage of Buck, William Street

Just a few minutes’ walk from Princes Street you’ll find the cobbled Georgian streets of Edinburgh’s West End. With charming architecture, colourful shop fronts and a laid-back vibe, this area truly is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems.

Become, Mr James Tailors & Outfitters) and gifting inspiration (Paper Tiger, Jewellery by Liam Ross), those in need of a little retail therapy will find exactly what they are looking for. If in need of a little ‘me time’ then the West End has you covered from head to toe. Sleeping Beauty Salon, Claire’s Beauty and Breathworks are just some of destinations offering a delightful array of treatments and classes; helping you relax, unwind and feel rejuvenated. The West End also hosts an elite selection of hair salons and barbers, including multi award winners Charlie Miller, Ruffians and Cheynes. Intrigued by Interior Design? Then head to Craighead & Woolf, Bagnodesign and The AGA Store for expert advice on how to create the perfect look in your home.

Those who enjoy a bit of a tipple will not be disappointed with the abundance of establishments for all palates. Wine lovers should try out bar à vin, whisky lovers check into Teuchters and cocktail connoisseurs should stop in at The Voyage of Buck, to sample award winning cocktails made by Head Bartender Mike McGinty who won the title of 2017 Patron Perfectionist. Just around the corner you’ll find the Edinburgh Gin Distillery, where you can take a tour and meet Head Distiller David Wilkinson. Edinburgh’s West End really is a great place to sit back and watch the world go by. Head to Cairngorm Coffee, Strumpets or The Huxley to enjoy a light bite and fantastic views. Those with a sweet tooth should try out the

mouth-watering selection of ice cream at Affogato, or indulge with a framboise tartlet at Patisserie Maxime. Download the West End Sound Walks to be taken on a journey of discovery through this wonderful area: www.edinburghwestend.co.uk/west-endsound-walks. Edinburgh’s West End is fast becoming Edinburgh’s go-to destination of choice for visitors and locals alike. We invite you to come and take a closer look. l

This is Edinburgh  

Unique, beautifully designed, high-quality visitor guide, which is available in leading hotel bedrooms. For those enjoying a break, or stayi...

This is Edinburgh  

Unique, beautifully designed, high-quality visitor guide, which is available in leading hotel bedrooms. For those enjoying a break, or stayi...