We are delighted to announce the launch of our new partnership with the luxury retailer Harvey Nichols which presents guests of The Edinburgh Grand with the opportunity to enhance their stay with a classic touch of Harvey Nichols. Whether it’s having their fridge stocked with delicious goodies from the fourth floor food hall, taking delivery of one of the store’s decadent hampers, to being dressed up to the nines courtesy of its style concierge, guests can indulge in the finer things in life, without the need to pop next door.
So once you've finished enjoying your Harvey Nichols brekkie in the comfort of your luxury apartment what next? Here we offer you a run-down of our ideal day out in Edinburgh.
The location of The Edinburgh Grand cannot be beaten. In terms of transport, we are just minutes from Waverley Train station and a hop, skip and jump from the tram stop, giving easy access around the city as well as to and from Edinburgh Airport. For dining, shopping, and sightseeing, you really couldn’t pick a better spot. Being located in a former bank building on St Andrew Square means we have the best of the city on our doorstep. So, what does a perfect day in Edinburgh sound like to us? We’ll take you through it step-by-step.
Breakfast is simple: as our apartments have a fully equipped kitchen you can create your own perfect breakfast without venturing outside. This gives you time to fuel up for day of exploration. Before you head out though, make sure to stop by The Register Club on our fourth floor to get your caffeine fix and finalise your plan for the day. The Twelve Triangles pastries are worth a sample too, might we add.
Once you’re ready and raring to go, your first stop isn’t far away. Harvey Nichols, a store internationally renowned for its expertly edited fashion and beauty merchandise, premium food and wine offering, and award-winning restaurants is practically next door. Our recent partnership with this luxury retailer allows you to get the most out of your shopping experience. Starting on the ground floor you will find beauty, haircare and high-end accessories. Working upwards you’ll find men’s and women’s fashion and footwear, with interior design, restaurants and the all-important curated food market on the top floor. Although there is a lot to take in, don’t be alarmed, their fabulous ‘style concierge’ is on hand to make this experience relaxing, enjoyable and one you will be dying to do again and again.
After this you’ll probably be keen to get rid of your shopping bags before the next leg of your adventure so it’s back to your apartment for a quick freshen up before your afternoon tour of the city. Unlike the usual ‘hop on hop off’ bus, Mini Mack Tours will take you to the hidden gems of Edinburgh in a Mini Cooper and make you feel truly at home in the cobbled streets. Brothers, Andy and Rowan, know the city like the back of their hand and can curate the tour to your liking. They’ll also take you for a delicious lunch at The Roseleaf Bar in Leith where you can pick their brain and get some good ‘Edinburgh local tips’ before dropping you back home again.
Time to get your glad rags on and head to the Royal Lyceum Theatre where you can experience a show of your choice from the magical ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’ to the thought-provoking ‘The View from 2038’ in the magnificent, intimate Victorian building in Edinburgh’s West End. You can even learn about the history of the theatre company who have welcomed many stars over the years from David Tennant to Marlene Dietrich. An evening of drama displaying the rich talent of Scottish artists sounds good to us.
Now for dinner and drinks at The Devil’s Advocate, tucked away from the bustling Edinburgh Streets, this Victorian pump house turned Whisky bar exudes Scottish history and atmosphere as well as having an excellent food menu full of delicious local produce. Why not sample a whisky or two, maybe even try a craft beer, and take in the building’s original features and cool vibes: the perfect way to end a day well spent in Edinburgh.