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.

Events

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.

If you have an event that you would like listed for free then send us the details here.

Live Music

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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 […]

Cafes

The Hideout

Back in the day when I was growing up, we didn’t have a record player at home, but we did have what I liked to think was a ‘ghetto blaster,’ but which was, in reality […]

Art & Exhibitions

The Scotsman Steps: Work no. 1059

The Scotsman Steps: Work no. 1059 Jointly commissioned by the nearby Fruitmarket Gallery and Edinburgh World Heritage and first opened in 2011 as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, the Scotsman Steps are a permanent […]

Drinking

Bar Brig

Bar Brig is a cracking neighbourhood bar to be found near the bottom of Leith Walk on the corner of Jane Street, directly across from Rikki’s music shop. It has a real mix of decor, […]

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 […]

Lifestyle

Tribe Yoga

Tribe Yoga is a cool, modern yoga studio that currently has three locations across the city: Quartermile, Leith Walk and in the New Town. They offer many different practices of yoga, from absolute beginner’s classes, […]

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 […]

Eating

Civerino’s Slice

Amazingly, there is only one place in Edinburgh that properly does pizza by the slice. That place is Civerino’s Slice, located on Forrest Road across from the old medical school. It’s a smallish space brightly […]

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Lifestyle

Bike Rental in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is often said to have been, like Rome, built on seven hills and even though it can get pretty steep at some times, it is a surprisingly easy city to cycle around. There is […]