Hidden Gem: William Street, Edinburgh

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Tucked away in Edinburgh's West End, the picturesque cobbled William Street is home to some wonderful independent businesses.

If you're staying in on of our West End apartments in Edinburgh, you'll want to explore the local area. With so many major attractions in the city, sometimes the hidden gems can be missed. One of our favourite streets in Edinburgh is the pretty cobbled lane of William Street. Tucked around the corner from Shandwick Place in the West End, William Street is home to a number of independent bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. If you're looking for a place to stay that's in the city centre but with a community feel, then this is a good place to start.

Check out our locals' favourites on William Street, Edinburgh.

Shop: Lily Luna, 43 William Street, Edinburgh

This award winning fashion and jewellery boutique is a delight to visit. With its striking interior design and beautifully curated collection, we often recommend a trip to Lily Luna to our holiday guests. The shop's founder Di works closely with experienced local designers, providing both high end independent fashion jewellery collections as well as exclusive handcrafted bridal accessories.

Eat: Roots, 18 William Street, Edinburgh

Roots is our go to cafe for a relaxed, informal lunch or meeting. The focus here is on sustainably sourced, ethically produced delicious food. With core values of sustainability, well-being and community, this is a place where you'll be warmly welcomed and not forgotten. Well loved by locals and frequented by regulars.

Drink: Teuchters, 26 William Street, Edinburgh

An Edinburgh institution, Teuchters is a lively bar based on William Street. With a huge range of Scottish beers and whiskies, this is a great place to come for a drink and to experience some Scottish hospitality. With friendly bar staff and even friendlier punters, you're likely to come away from the night having met a few people. Incredibly popular during the rugby , with large screens showing the games and people spilling out into the street to drink and chat. 

If you're looking for a luxury city centre holiday property in Edinburgh, and would like all of these fantastic boutiques and bars on your doorstep, then please see our range of self catering properties. Our local team is always on hand if you need holiday advice, so contact us now.

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