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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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Explore

Aerotone @ Portobello Swim Centre

An Aerotone is a Victorian hydrotherapy treatment method, which was essentially a prototype of the modern-day Jacuzzi bath. There are very few working examples left today, which makes a visit to the one at Portobello Swim […]

Drinking

Sandy Bell’s

  The legendary Sandy Bell’s pub is probably one of the most well-known places in Scotland to hear, or indeed, take part in, regular folk music sessions. There has been a pub on this site […]

Drinking

Leith Depot

Bar, cafe, restaurant, venue and social hub – the Leith Depot wears a coat of many colours and wears it well. The main bar area is an unpretentious and bright open space, with large picture […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drinking

The Basement

Located down a short run of steps at the top of Broughton Street, The Basement Bar has been knocking out tasty Mexican-inspired food and tequila by the bucketload for over 20 years.  As the name […]

Lifestyle

Dominion Cinema

Located in Morningside, the Dominion Cinema, or the ‘Dom’ as it’s know by locals, is one of Edinburgh’s oldest cinemas. It is also completely independent having been owned and run by the Cameron family since […]

Beer Garden

Cumberland Bar

Tucked away at the Drummond Place end of Cumberland Street, the Cumberland bar (or the Cumbie as it’s known to its regulars) is a relaxed and cosy Victorian-style bar. The daily menu combines unpretentious gastropub […]