The Arches

The newly renovated railway arches (there are 19 in total) are home to some of Edinburgh’s most exciting independent businesses: cafes, bars, coffee shops, fashion and design stores – even a make-up academy. That adds up to more than 100m of boutique shopping, dining and beauty – right outside Waverley Station.

Our top pick is Baba Budan – the insurgent king of the doughnut world. Their doughy delights are freshly made in store, with different flavours featured every day.

27 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH7 9AB