My favourite bar in the city. It’s filled with fish, beautiful cycling memorabilia and great bottled german beer. Conveniently a perfect sun-trap outside at five o’clock, the staff are really chilled and the locals are quiet characters. It’s also worth checking out their sister bar, The Tourmalet, just off Leith Walk.
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The Ventoux, 2 Brougham Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Current city: Edinburgh
George Benjamin Douglas is an award winning illustrator and artist. His work sits most typically within the spheres of self-publishing, printmaking, editorial design and poster design.
 

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Well stocked Independent record shop in the centre of town that's been running since 1995. Specialises in underground dance music.
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Posted by Alex Gibbs
There has been an increasing number of small galleries and artist-run spaces emerging in Edinburgh recently. Superclub is one that definitely stands out. It's housed in an old garage/tyre depot that has been converted into a gallery upstairs and studio spaces down below. They put on exhibitions, bands, films and all sorts of other fun stuff. It’s a really exciting place. My studio is here.
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Posted by Al White
Nice wee pub on Leith walk. Not the rawest pub in Leith so probably a good shout for the type of person that might be reading this.
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The Water of Leith Walkway runs all the way from Balerno - South-West of Edinburgh - to the port of Leith. It's a ribbon of green snaking right through the heart of the city, taking you right by the Modern galleries, Stockbridge, Dean Village and many other beautiful districts. Always quiet and tranquil, at any point of the journey you'd be forgiven for forgetting you're in the heart of a capital city.
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One of the larger contemporary art galleries in the city, The Fruitmarket puts on some big shows. It also has a fine variety of magazines and books in its shop. Particularly impressive is their use of whiskey as drink of choice for exhibition openings. Above the gallery is Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh’s most popular suicide spot.
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