Gorgeous architecture, fascinating historical attractions, impeccable arts and culture scene… just a few reasons one might choose to spend their summer in Scotland’s capital.
And in celebration of their vibrant, hand crafted Premier Cru Murcian lemon gin, Bombay Sapphire has rounded up some of the best cultural events and activities in Edinburgh’s August calendar to help you treat yourself to the very best of summer in the city. Including a couple of top spots to enjoy a Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru cocktail and some delicious food while you’re out and about!
Pick up some delicious local produce at the Farmers’ Market
Be the early bird that catches the worm (or failing that, the best jar of chutney) and visit Edinburgh’s award-winning Farmers’ Market. Running every Saturday from 9am-2pm all year round, this bustling market is a haven of irresistible smells and flavours to be explored. Why not fill your basket with fresh lemons to garnish your Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru cocktail at home? Find out more here.
Catch some world class arts performances at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Our next guests need no introduction… but if you are planning on visiting the world’s largest arts festival this summer you’ll want to consult the programme in advance to ensure you don’t miss a trick. Running until August 29, this year will celebrate the festival’s 75th anniversary with another unbeatable line-up of comedy, dance, music, theatre and more. Explore the full programme of events here.
Treat yourself to some mouthwatering food at Tigerlily
What better way to follow a show at an iconic arts festival than with a drink at one of the city’s most talked about bars? Browse an eclectic menu of delicious plates to tickle your tastebuds, paired with a Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru French 75 cocktail for the ultimate treat. Browse the full menu here.
Admire some sculptures at Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life
Explore a collection of over 120 works from internationally recognised female sculptor, Barbara Hepworth. Hosted in the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, this remarkable exhibition features renowned sculptures and rarely seen drawings and paintings, providing insight to Hepworth’s impressive engagement with political and societal change. Find out more here.
Browse amazing jewellery collections at the Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition
Whether you’re in need of a special gift for a loved one or simply want to treat yourself (as you should!), you’re guaranteed to come away from the Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition a happy customer. Showcasing the best in contemporary jewellery design, you can browse pieces from internationally renowned designers, as well as young makers at the point of graduation. Find out more here.
Join world-renowned authors at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
As if one great festival weren’t enough, we’ve thrown in another to make sure you get a sufficient dose of culture this summer. At the Edinburgh International Book Festival 550 authors from across the world will come together to share their ideas, stories and perspectives, across 600 literary events. Prepare to be inspired! Browse the full programme of events here.
Round off your evening with a drink in this iconic cocktail bar
Unwind after a day of cultural exploration with a well-deserved drink at Panda & Sons. Indicated by its impressive array of accolades, this cosy, speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar has all the makings of a perfect evening drink spot. Settle into an armchair at the end of your day and indulge in a delicious Switched Negroni, made using Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru and the bar’s signature ‘switched’ technique. Browse the full menu here.