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Live Local

experience the authentic

Market Street hotel is welcoming, inspiring and sparkles with personality. We offer a place to engage with your creativity and truly thrive in unique surroundings.

Carve your own path and discover a unique perspective on Edinburgh. Our local heroes are on hand to help you connect with our beautiful city in a meaningful and memorable way. Through our knowledge, live local and uncover Edinburgh’s true nature and charm.

Edinburgh Castle


Visible from our outdoor terraces and only a short walk from our hotel, Edinburgh castle is the jewel in the crown of Edinburgh's skyline. Playing host to an array of internationally acclaimed events and artists it's one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of our dynamic capital city, it is sure to capture your imagination. Ask our friendly and knowledgeable team of locals how best to see the Castle during your visit!

Gordon Street Coffee

We’ve partnered with expert Scottish coffee roasters, Gordon St Coffee, to provide you with the freshest coffee throughout our hotel, we hope you enjoy their Edinburgh Roast! Visit their shop downstairs and grab a cup to go or pick up a bag of beans, which the team will grind for you to enjoy at home.

The team at Gordon St Coffee has complete control over the roasting process which ensures we have the best beans and use traditional methods to roast the freshest coffee for our customers.

From Kenya, to Guatemala, from Colombia to Brazil, we have a large number of single origin beans available in 250g or 1kg bags as well as our house blend and of course, the Edinburgh Roast.

MULTREES WALK


For designer shopping in Edinburgh's New Town, visit Multrees Walk. A beautiful street, home to the most exclusive stores such as Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga.

Calton Hill


Take a short hike! Calton Hill is a 15 minute walk from our hotel, now established as one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.

The top of Calton hill is a usually quiet place to visit on any day, with its grassy slopes and panoramic views of the city, including down the length of Princes street and on to Edinburgh Castle. There is also a good view North of the ruddy-coloured cliffs of Salisbury Crags and Edinburgh's highest point, Arthur's Seat.

Edinburgh Playhouse


The UK's largest all seated theatre plays host to some of the biggest names in live music, comedy and musical theatre. Edinburgh playhouse is just a fifteen minute walk from Market Street hotel or five minutes by taxi, we're perfectly located for your next theatre break.


Currently on show until mid-April is Disney's soul-stirring Lion King, brought to life live on stage in a stunning musical performance. If you're planning to take in a show, get in touch to book your stay.

The Fruitmarket Gallery

Just across the street from our hotel lobby is The Fruitmarket Gallery, playing host to exhibitions with the best Scottish and International artists, enriched with a wide variety of cultural and educational events. They are committed to making contemporary art accessible without under-estimating audiences or compromising art or the ideas it enacts instead seeking to create a welcoming space for people to think with art in ways that are meaningful to them – for free.

The Fruitmarket Gallery is currently undergoing an exciting refurbishment project and will re-open it's doors this summer.