Top student hangout spots in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is full of awesome spots for students to spend an exciting day out on the town with their closest friends! From tourist-savvy parks and mouth-watering coffee shops to local bars and sizzling nightclubs, keep reading for the top student hangout spots in town: 

The Meadows 

This large public park is located in the city centre and is a perfect spot to picnic on a sunny day. From taking a walk through blooming flowers and flourishing trees to throwing a ball around with a couple of friends, take a seat by the lake and absorb some fresh air and decompress after a long day of classes. 

The Town of Stockbridge 

This trendy neighbourhood is perfect for students on a tight budget as it boasts a variety of independent shops and restaurants for you and your friends to try. From people-watching to thrift shopping, hit this town to finish your busy day off with some pizza and a pint! 

Princess Street Gardens 

Nestled in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city. From loads of green space to a variety of places perfect for grabbing a milkshake or something to eat, you can enjoy views of the castle while spending some much-needed chill time in the sun.  

Why Not night club 

This club comes highly recommended for students thanks to their student discounts. From dancing in the vault to sipping cocktails in the LED room, party the night away by booking your table online or heading to the doors at 10 pm - before it gets too full!  

Edinburgh coffee shops 

No student guide is complete without coffee shops! However, Edinburgh has too many great spots to mention, so we’ve given just a few. From local hotspots such as Morningside Kitchen Café to Lovecrumbs Bakehouse & Café, hit a local coffee shop in Edinburgh to indulge in mouth-watering delights and a perfect caffeine fix! 


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