Official Guide to Edinburgh


Newington Shops

Vintage, antiques and second-hand

Whether you're watching your carbon footprint, hunting for bargains, or cherishing a bygone era, there are loads of reasons to shop second-hand, and Newington can cater to all of them.

For second-hand books, Tills Bookshop is a family run business with comfy seats and a cosy fire. Oxfam and Barnardos bookshops let you support a good cause whilst stocking up on reading material.

For antique or reclaimed furniture you're spoiled for choice. Check out Vintage & Reclaimed, Patrick Buckley Antiques, Courtyard Antiques, and Miss Polly's Attic.

The Newington branch of Armstrong's is a great spot for vintage fashions and a good browse. Music aficionados and vinyl lovers could lose hours hunting for treasures in Backbeat Records.

Drinks and groceries

The eco-friendly mindset can feed into your grocery shopping habits too! Visit The Refillery with a load of empty jars and bottles to stock up on cupboard staples, packaging free. They have a wide range of groceries from ethical brands.

If you're looking for specific ingredients to recreate your favourite takeaway at home, Starlight Chinese Supermarket or Superior Oriental may have what you need.

And if you're not spending your evening enjoying one of Newington's excellent pubs, you might fancy a carry out from Bottle Baron or WoodWinters. Between them they have a great selection of craft beers, carefully sourced wines, and fantastic whisky, gin and other spirits.