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Welcome To Edinburgh

 A warm welcome to Edinburgh, from St James Quarter

Welcome to Edinburgh – a truly inspiring and magical city. Whether you’ve travelled far for a long stay, or you’re stopping over for just a few days, you’ll be welcomed with open arms and a cheerful smile. Scotland’s capital is a medley of the wonderful and the everyday, where iconic history and exciting futures meld together to create something truly special.
Just a five-minute walk from the luxurious Balmoral hotel, at St James Quarter we endeavour to emulate the fun, the joyful and the luxury that Edinburgh has to offer, to residents and visitors alike. With a phenomenal selection of shops, restaurants, leisure activities and services tailored to our guests – from Dropit’s shopping bag drop-off and delivery service, to dog carriers of all shapes and sizes – we’d like to think that we’ve thought of just about everything. And, with world-class events happening no matter what time of year you come, a visit to The Quarter is not to be missed.

Only the finest global and local brands can be found at St James Quarter. You’ll have a variety of household names and independent brands to choose from, whether you’re popping in for some layers to protect you from the chilly Edinburgh winds, you’re on the hunt for mementos to take home to family and friends, or you have a full day of retail therapy planned. Holidays are a time for letting go, for forgetting about the everyday. Leave the stress behind and take time out of your busy holiday schedule to browse Aesop’s range of high-quality skin, body and haircare products – why not bring them back to your hotel for a soak and a bit of me-time?

Or lose yourself in H beauty, a Scottish first: book in for an elevated blow-dry at their Drybar; fall in love with new make-up products at their Playtable; and sip a glass of fizz or a signature cocktail at their Champagne bar.
Luxury fashion houses like Coach and BOSS are also set to call St James Quarter home, offering a wide range of fashion choices for the discernible shopper. So, whether you’re treating yourself to a new holiday outfit or you’re looking for the perfect gift to take home, you’ll find something that fits at The Quarter.

Exceptional dining
If a romantic dinner and cocktails is on the menu or even if you’re travelling with the whole family, you’ll truly be spoiled for choice. Walk in, book a table, or get food to go and take a short walk along to Princes St Gardens.
Fall in love with Scottish fare at Bonnie & Wild, Edinburgh’s first food hall. Award-winning burgers, melt-in-your-mouth fried chicken and authentic sourdough pizzas are in abundance, along with resplendent patisseries, craft beers and beloved Scottish gins and whiskies.
Or pop into Bubbleology for a bubble tea, or Five Guys for a decadent milkshake, or a speciality coffee from Black Sheep Coffee.

Unforgettable fun
Edinburgh is a city full of fun and laughter, with activities to suit all tastes. And here at St James Quarter, whether you’re a solo traveller, on a romantic getaway or taking a trip with the whole family, you’ll find fun at every turn.
If you need to blow off some steam and loosen up the muscles after a long journey, you can knock down a few pins at Lane7’s bowling alley and play a game of pool, darts or ping-pong.
Or, if you’re craving a relaxing night at the movies, sink into a plush sofa, put your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine in the newly opened Everyman Cinema. Showing everything from blockbusters to independent films, and serving sumptuous gourmet burgers, it’s a little haven of indulgence amid your busy travelling schedule.

Still to come
There’s even more still to come at St James Quarter. We pride ourselves on bringing the brilliant and the bold to Scotland’s capital. Giants like The Botanist, with their world-famous quirky cocktails and the eagerly awaited Gordon Ramsay Street Burger are set to join us here soon. This flagship location is Gordon Ramsay’s first in Scotland, and is set to include stunning interiors designed by internationally acclaimed Russell Sage Studio as well as a DJ booth and games lounge.

Year-round events
Whether you’re a regular visitor or this is your first time exploring the capital city, no matter what time of year you come, you’ll find exciting events taking place at St James Quarter.
From our very own exclusive beauty events to wider Edinburgh festivities, at The Quarter you’re never far away from something exciting. We’re just a walk away from the iconic Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, so you know you’ll be right in the middle of the action when it comes to celebrations like the legendary Fringe festival.
We have a full calendar of events all year round, whether you’re visiting in the summer months or you’ve got a cosy winter trip planned. Christmas in Edinburgh is a magical time, so make sure to plan a visit to The Quarter into your next festive trip if you want to see everything we have to offer.

A warm welcome to Edinburgh from St James Quarter. We hope you enjoy your visit and fall in love with the iconic city just as much as we have. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for the latest news, openings and events.