The main shopping area in Edinburgh is the always busy Princes Street which runs through the heart of the city centre. Here you will find everything from budget music stores to high class designer outlets.

A couple of independent department stores that you may what to check out are Jenners, one of the oldest department stores in Britain and Harvey Nichols. Both stores are in the city centre, with Jenners on Princes Street and Harvey Nichols at St Andrews square.

For indoor shopping you should visit the St James centre which is has a small selection of stores including the John Lewis store which has 5 levels and sells a large selection of goods.

Shops in Edinburgh


Waterstones (128 Princes St, EH2 3AA)
The Bookworm
The Works (Unit 49 St. James Centre, EH1 3SL)
Borders Books (Unit 26 Fort Kinnaird, EH15 3RD)

Smiths (124 High St)
Next (107-109 Princes Street, EH2 3AA)
Marks and Spencer (54 Princes St, EH2 2DQ)
French Connection (70 George Street, EH2 2LT)
Dorothy Perkins (109/112 Princes St, EH2 3AA)

High Street
Wooloworths (142 Lothian Road, EH3 9BQ)
Boots (48 Shandwick Place, EH2 4SA)
Tesco (94 Nicolson Street, EH8 9EW)
W.H Smith (Waverley Station, EH1 1BB)
Blockbuster (162 Ferry Rd , EH6 4NX)

HMV (129/130 Princes Street, EH2 4AH)
Virgin Megastore (124-125 Princes St, EH2 4AD)

Department Stores
Debenhams (109 Princes Street, EH2 3AA)
John Lewis (St James Centre, EH1 3SP)

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