How To Spend 24 Hours In Edinburgh

Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the world’s biggest celebration of arts and culture – kicks off tomorrow. In town? We asked our Personal Shopper Claire Cunningham from Edinburgh to take us to her favourite spots – from where she grabs her morning coffee to going out with friends at night…

All images by Claire

For your morning coffee: Cairngorm Coffee

“Cairngorm Coffee with its beautiful interiors is the perfect place for your morning coffee or to people-watch during breakfast!”

To pamper yourself: The Method

“Tucked away in Stockbridge, The Method sells the most beautiful candles (there’s one that smells just like after a rainstorm), fragrances and homeware. They also have a therapy room downstairs, where you can unwind with a treatment.”

An afternoon treat: Mary’s Milk Bar

“Mary’s Milk Bar is nestled in Edinburgh’s Grass market with amazing views of the castle and equally amazing ice cream. If it’s raining, stay in the shop for a luxury hot chocolate instead.”

To escape: The Cameo Cinema

“The old-school and nostalgic Cameo cinema is the best place to see a movie in town. Complete with an adjoining bar, you can enjoy a proper pint or a coffee while you watch the film.”

For dinner: Civerinos

“The friendly and local Civerinos is the best place to catch up with friends over pizza. The interior and vibe remind me of restaurants in New York!”

In the evening: Paradise Palms

“Paradise Palms is an eclectic bar that’s so special it’s difficult to describe. Enjoy good music, shop for some vinyl and take in the quirky interior!”

Join us at Topshop Edinburgh every Saturday in August (5th, 12th, 9th, 26th) for live art illustrations on branded prints by local Artist Tori Gray, live DJ’s, 2-4-1 print outs on the photo booth all month and a bespoke Topshop Topman x Edinburgh Fringe tote bags if you spend over £50.