George Street Edinburgh Architecture Photos, Architect, Date, Building, History

George Street Edinburgh : Architecture

Buildings on the New Town’s principal street: Scotland, UK

post updated 4 November 2023

Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Offices, Hotels

George St buildings:
George Street
Looking east to St Andrew Square

George Street

Scottish Lighthouse building, on the south side of the street towards Charlotte Square:
George Street building

Church of Scotland building:
Church of Scotland building George Street

George Street Hotel – an elegant property refurbished by new owners Principal Hotels – reopened Sep 2006:
George Hotel Edinburgh

A church at the east end of the street adjacent to George Hotel – St Andrews & St Georges Church:
George Street church

Cruise shop, on the south side:
George Street shop
New Town 80 George Street

Standard Life building
Standard Life building George Street
Standard Life building

Assembly Rooms – major, central George Street building on the south side of the street
Assembly Rooms
Assembly Rooms

Jigsaw shop
Jigsaw George Street
photo © Adrian Welch Sep 2006 with lumix camera

No.10 George Street
Reiach and Hall Architects
10 George Street
photo © Adrian Welch Sep 2006 with lumix camera

George Street Hotel
Tigerlily Hotel Edinburgh just west of Candy Bar, by Graven Images: George Street hotel

George Street Restaurants

Browns Restaurant
George St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 225 4442

Candy Bar
113-115 George St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 225 9179

Centotre Restaurant
103 George Street, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 225 1550
George Street restaurant
Centotre Restaurant

The Dome
The Dome George Street
Dome Restaurant George Street

Hard Rock Cafe
George St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 260 3000

Le Monde restaurant
16 George Street, Edinburgh +44 (0)870 432 8895
Le Monde George Street
Hotel brasserie, bar and nightclub

Restaurants off George Street

Cosmo Restaurant
78a North Castle St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 226 6743 [email protected]

Forth Floor Restaurant, Brasserie & Bar
11-13 South St Andrew St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 524 8350
Forth Floor Restaurant

Hendersons Restaurant Bistro
Hanover St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 225 2131
Hendersons Restaurant Bistro

Le Café St.Honoré restaurant / French café
34 North West Thistle St Lane, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 226 2211

Melrose at the Roxburghe
38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh +44 (0)870 194 2108

The Mussel Inn
Rose St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 225 5979

No.27 Restaurant
27 Charlotte Sq, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 243 9339

Oloroso Restaurant
33 Castle St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 226 7614
Edinburgh Oloroso Restaurant
Oloroso Restaurant

55a Frederick St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 622 7800
Restaurants in Edinburgh
New Town Ricks

Roti Restaurant
off Rose Street, Edinburgh
New Town restaurant
Restaurant located close to this major city axis – Roti Restaurant

Tiles Restaurant
St Andrews Sq, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 558 1507

Tonic Bar & Restaurant
34a Castle St, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 225 6431

Whighams Wine Cellars: wine bar and restaurant
13 Hope Street, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh +44 (0)131 225 8674

George Street Bar

Standing Order:
George Street Bar
building photo © Adrian Welch

A general view of this Scottish capital axis:
Hugh Martin Partnership

Centotre Restaurant
Centotre Restaurant

Roti Restaurant:
New Town restaurant

Caledonian Insurance building, on the corner with St Andrew Square:
Caledonian Insurance building
building photo © Adrian Welch, Sep 2006

Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, EH2 2PQ
Date built: 1847
Design: David Bryce, Architect
A listed building
Italian style

26 George Street
Date built: 1908
Design: JM Dick Peddie, Architect
The is an Edwardian Renaissance style property.

George Street Edinburgh Vision

The central thoroughfare of the First New Town of Edinburgh wasplanned in the 18th century by Scottish architect James Craig.

The axial route takes its name from King George III and connects St Andrew Square in the east with Charlotte Square in the west. It is located on the north side of the Old Town of Edinburgh, to the north of the Princes Street and to the south of Queen Street. The elegant road runs straight along the high point of a ridge.

As first proposed in 1767 and initially built the New Town Phase 1 was a residential area. However in the Victorian period the houses were replaced by shops, showrooms, banks, small department stores and hotels.

Many of the grander of these buildings were designed by architect David Bryce. The prominent Victorian architect lived on this road.

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:


New Town Harvey Nichols

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

Edinburgh Restaurants

Edinburgh Hotels

St Georges Church Edinburgh

Context at the east end of this city axis: St Andrew Square

Buildings / photos for the George Street Architecture pages welcome