Welcome

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. We are Boom. We love our city and want you to love it too so we’re going to share our favourite places with you. These aren’t reviews just recommendations of cool independent businesses that are unique, more importantly totally amazing at what they do!

We’ll also be sharing our favourite hidden spots around Edinburgh to explore and get the best out of our awesome city. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned local, we are sure that you’ll find something new to love.

We’re always on the look-out for new and exciting bars, cafes, restaurants and cool spots. If you own or run a unique business in Edinburgh we would love to hear from you. Just drop us a note on our contact page and we’ll be in touch. The same goes if you would like to get involved as a tipster or in another way.

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Check out our What’s On page for our pick of  the best gigs, clubs, exhibitions and other cool happenings that are coming up in Edinburgh.

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Recent Posts

Lifestyle

Cameo Cinema

The Cameo Cinema is one of the oldest in Scotland still in operation. Opened in 1914 in Tollcross, it was originally called the King’s Cinema, after the nearby King’s Theatre; it was re-named The Cameo […]

Drinking

Le Di-Vin

Le Di-Vin is one of Edinburgh’s best wine bars, and certainly one or our favourites. Located on Randolph Place, just off Queensferry Street, it’s a stylish and sophisticated place which still retains many of the […]

Shopping

Lupe Pintos Deli

Do not be fooled by this unassuming storefront, as inside lies a veritable cornucopia of Mexican and American food and drink delights. Lupe Pintos first opened its doors in 1991, after the owners had spent […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Finn & Bear

Operated by the same people who run the Pantry in Stockbridge and Colinton, Finn & Bear is a welcome addition to the range of bars and eateries on the Leith Shore. It is situated on […]

Drinking

Bannerman’s Bar

You can find Bannerman’s just off the Royal Mile, on the Cowgate at the bottom of Niddry Street. It is spread over what appears, at first glance, to be vaulted cellars, but which are actually […]

Burns Monument
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Burns Monument

The monument commemorates the life of Robert Burns (1759-1796), undoubtedly Scotland’s greatest poet. Located on Regent Road at the foot of Calton Hill, it was modelled on the Choragic Monument to Lysicrates in Athens, which […]

Burger

Lioness of Leith

Located just across from Tesco, The Lioness of Leith is a pretty happening spot tucked away on the otherwise drab Duke Street and it is definitely worth seeking out. The decor tips its hat to […]

Explore

Turkish Baths @ Portobello Swim Centre

Housed within the splendid Victorian swim centre located on the promenade in Edinburgh’s seaside suburb of Portobello, these are the last remaining publicly open original ‘hot-air’ Turkish baths left in Scotland and are well worth […]