About us

About St James Quarter

The unexpected is just around the Quarter

St James Quarter is the first of a new kind of shopping destination and one of the most significant city centre transformations in the UK. The stunning shopping galleria houses over 80 brands, an enticing mix of restaurants and bars, a boutique Everyman Cinema and a Roomzzz Aparthotels. St James Quarter will also soon host the luxury W Edinburgh.

Our naturally ventilated, canopy-roofed galleria is a two minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley and boasts some of the best views the city has to offer. Easily accessible by bus, tram, train, bike, car, and on foot, make St James Quarter the heart of every Edinburgh trip.

Our history

The New Town of Edinburgh, master planned in the 1700s by James Craig after he won a competition to design the area, possesses a distinct energy and an ongoing history of mixed-use spaces.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the New Town became a haven for writers, printers, and publishers. The W Edinburgh at St James Quarter references this legacy with its ribbon design, which represents printing press paper unspooling.

Our future

St James Quarter is a place where you can shop, dine, play, and stay – continuing the New Town’s proud prominence in Edinburgh’s development. And we’re not finished yet. We’ll continue to open exclusive new stores, restaurants, bars, entertainment, and more. Because the unexpected is always just around the Quarter.