Aside from the obvious January sales and all the myriad bargains to be had in the shops, there is plenty going on in Edinburgh in the next couple of months and I have picked out just a few things of interest.
To celebrate Dry January there is the launch of a pop up dry bar in Edinburgh's New Town which is definitely worth a visit. Opening on 17 January 2017 at 15 North West Circus Place, Stockbridge, this alcohol free bar has entertainment and events planned for the duration of the opening. More info can be found here: www.facebook.com/dryedinburgh
On the subject of pop up bars, if you are a Game of Thrones fan, then this is the place for you! A twice weekly GOT themed bar on Dublin Street, just a few minutes from the apartment, more info HERE
To celebrate Burns night, The National Museum of Scotland in Chamber Street has a day packed with events and activities on 22nd January. This museum is well worth a visit, it is free of charge and full of amazing permanent exhibits and temporary exhibitions, the one I most recommend is the Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition featuring 100 of the best photographs.
If you find yourself short of time, yet you want to see Edinburgh in all its glory then here is a novel idea - take a bus tour in a vintage bus around the iconic Edinburgh landmarks and enjoy an afternoon tea or a gourmet burger at the same time! Indulge in a selection of pastries, cakes and warm home baked scones with Traditional preserves and fresh locally produced Dairy cream. The bus departs from Elder Street bus station, just a 5 minute walk from the apartment. More info HERE
Edinburgh has a long and illustrious Literary History and to celebrate this fact Canongate Stars and Stories has developed a new illuminated walking trail for Edinburgh’s Old Town. Explore 20 beautiful light boxes displaying quotations which shine a light on the print and publishing history of the Canongate area. It takes 45 minutes to walk the trail and adds a different slant to this wonderful area steeped in history. For more info please visit the website at
The Old Town of Edinburgh is steeped in history and no visit to Edinburgh is complete without a tour around the Old underground streets and Wynds underneath the present Royal Mile. A whole fascinating world is revealed from Edinburgh's past - visit http://cityofedinburghtours.com/ for more info.
And finally, restaurant of the month has to be www.adarestaurant.co.uk a traditional Turkish grill restaurant serving delicious char grilled food and generous sharing platters, walk in or reserve, just a few minutes walk from the apartment.
More more info about What's On in Edinburgh please visit www.thelist.co.uk