Located on Salamander Place, in the heart of Leith, The Ropeworks offers a fantastic base for anyone looking to get the most out of life in the city.
From shopping to bar-hopping, fine dining to quality entertainment, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of city centre living.
Leith boasts an incredible range of independent boutiques and stores. Along the Shore you will find art galleries, delicatessens, florists, ethical gifts, and bottle shops selling local craft beers and wines.
Leith Walk is a fantastic place to find all things vintage and upcycled, from furniture to fashion. It plays host to the Edinburgh Remakery and brands like Thrifty Little, and Folly Antiques.
You’ve got easy access as well to high street and department stores at nearby Porti and in the city centre. The epicentre of Edinburgh’s luxury shopping scene, Multrees Walk, is 2.5 miles from The Ropeworks. You’ll find your favourite designers here and in Harvey Nichols department store, and all the way along George Street. Look out for Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Links of London, Michael Kors, Kurt Geiger, Hugo Boss, Bobbi Brown, Mint Velvet, and many more.
The Ropeworks is an excellent base to… explore Edinburgh’s culinary offerings cafes, restaurants and pubs providing all kinds of cuisine at any level of service.
The jewel in the crown is Tom Kitchin’s Michelin-starred restaurant. The Kitchin uses local Scottish ingredients to create modern British cuisine, inspired by French techniques, and is a wonderful place to treat yourself or your loved ones.
For more casual suppers and weekend celebrations, any of the Shore’s independent restaurants offer unique dining experiences. Enjoy dining at Martin Wishart’s restaurant in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, or Guilliano’s on the Shore for delicious Italian cuisine in this family-owned restaurant.
There’s lots to keep you busy at weekends as well. You can catch local and touring theatre and musicals at the PlayHouse. Next door is the Omni Centre, jam packed with bars and restaurants for a fun Friday or Saturday night.
If you prefer the silver screen to live theatre, there are two nearby cinemas, in Porti and at the Omni Centre where you can catch all the latest blockbusters as well as arts screenings from the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet, and the National Theatre.
The Shore offers a great choice of bars and restaurants including favourites like Fishers, Kings Wark, and The Granary. Leith Walk is full of lively places to ease you into the city centre.
If you’re looking for fresh air to blow the cobwebs away, you’ll find plenty of green space nearby. Leith Links is right across the road and has room to walk, run, play sports, or sit out in the sun with friends.
The Water of Leith footpath provides a peaceful escape from the bustle of the city, and you can stroll along to the Leith Farmers Market to find yourself a delicious weekend breakfast.
For a more rigorous exercise regime, there’s a fitness suite, swimming pool, tennis court and loads of classes available at David Lloyd Leisure club in Newhaven. The Pure Gym at Porti also offers a range of classes and equipment.