Multicultural Newington has a soul which is unique in Edinburgh. Located in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, this ‘Southside’ area is really popular with students given its close proximity to the city centre and the University of Edinburgh sites.
Full of life and packed with lots of colourful shops, restaurants and takeaways serving cuisine from all corners of the world, Newington is lively, connected and convenient. It is within walking distance of the city centre and locals have the luxury of the Meadows and Holyrood Park on their doorstep for great walking, running and relaxation in beautiful green spaces.
Local shopping is centred on the main route into the city centre from South Clerk Street north, with an ample supply of supermarkets and convenience stores interspersed with a great range of local independent retailers serving every conceivable need!
The coffee strip on Buccleuch Street provides a great choice of places for top quality coffee so there’s no shortage of cafes to get your daily caffeine boost. Cream of the crop for food and drink are Clerk’s Bar and the wonderful Turkish BBQ restaurant, Verdo. But whatever your culinary preference, you’ll find it here in Newington, from Mediterranean and traditional Scottish food to Chinese, Korean and sushi.
For those who are more active, Newington is ideal. With the Commonwealth Pool and gym in the neighbourhood, along with Holyrood Park, sporting facilities are amongst the most convenient and comprehensive in the city.