It's going to be a very busy month at the Edinburgh Playhouse, just a few minutes up the road from the Apartment with a wide array of well known theatre shows such as Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cage aux Folles and Lord of the Dance to name a few. http://www.playhousetheatre.com/ for more info.
Spring is wonderful in Edinburgh and it is well worth taking a stroll through Princes Street Gardens to see the Spring planting and enjoy the views of the majestic Castle and Princes Street.
To get there head up the hill from the flat to Princes Street and walk down into the park from the Easternmost corner. You can walk the length of Princes Street through the park and perhaps stop off at the wonderful National Gallery to see the Old Masters and Scottish Masterpieces and the Royal Scottish Academy housing contemporary Art in a magnificent Georgian setting, Edinburgh's Architecture at its finest.
A market is a nice way to get closer to a town and its people and every weekend the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market takes place on Castle Terrace at the Western End of Princes Street Gardens under the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Listed by Lloyd Grossman as one of the World’s Best Farmers’ Markets and now in it’s 17th year, you will find a huge variety of fresh local produce from over 40 specialist producers. The majority of stallholders grow or rear what they sell.
You could then take a short walk along Kings Stables Road to the Grassmarket, one of Edinburghs oldest and most charming areas where there is a regular Saturday Market selling all sorts, from food to jewellery.
There are also markets in Leith (20 minutes walk down the hill from the flat) and Stockbridge. See
www.stockbridgemarket.com for more info on all the markets.
Leith a part of Edinburgh just East of the Apartment is a characterful area and it is worth a walk down the hill from the apartment to browse the wide variety of small independent shops on Elm Row and Leith Walk. The Cats Miaou next door to the entrance to the Apartment is crammed with wonderful ethically sourced gifts and all down the street you will find interesting shops, from model shops to a Chinese Supermarket, it is a treat to see such variety. You could walk further down to the Shore of Leith, a charming area by the sea (approx 30 mins walk) which is packed with wonderful eating and drinking spots. For more info please go to https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/leith-p918421
For more information on What's On in Edinburgh The List is a useful resource.
Our restaurant of the month is Taste of Italy, a fantastic restaurant just up the hill from the flat on the corner of London Road, they do a great brunch and it has a casual, cafe type atmosphere. Perfect for breakfast before you set off for the day.