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Demolition nearly complete

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Reviewed 7 September 2017
Livingston, United Kingdom

We stopped at St. James while looking for a fabric store. We did a little shopping here and then... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Allyn W
Page, Arizona
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7 Sep 2017
“Demolition nearly complete”
29 Jul 2017
“Not there any more ”
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Leith Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SS, Scotland
Broughton & Calton
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The time may have come for Tripadvisor to place this 'attraction' into an archive category as demolition work is nearly complete. From the exterior the building was always a bit of an eyesore but that was largely due to the New St. Andrew's House office...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Being demolished and rebuilt only John Lewis survives so don't go No shopping or food stores other than JL

1  Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 9 February 2017

As a life long Edinbugger.. ( not the rich pretend English wannabe type that dominate the more snobby parts) its highly unlikely this new store of the future will be much more than a fancy looking shopping mall with rubbish shops and chain food outlets......More

Thank huttonspoint
Reviewed 29 November 2016

John Lewis store is still open but follow the entrance signs to the only entrance at top of York Place/Leith Walk. The works are extensive and much needed but will take some time to complete. Easy to reach the entrance from York Place where the...More

1  Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Can't wait for this to be re-incarnated as there is literally nothing there at present, hurry up and give us a lovely new centre!

2  Thank Weechookie
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

So glad that after all these years of waiting the centre is to finally close for demolition. John Lewis are remaining during the work and will be opening onto the new centre when completed. What is coming is a lot nicer than that of what...More

2  Thank James_r1765
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Only store left open is John Lewis You can still access through the main entrance at the east end of Princes Street but there is no link through to the bus station. The whole site is due for demolition.

2  Thank alanablack
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The whole place, including the hotel, is closed for a 5 year re-development .... John Lewiss is intending to stay open and has a new entrance at the side of the building .

2  Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stopped at St. James while looking for a fabric store. We did a little shopping here and then walked around Edinburgh to find the fabric store, which we did. Enjoyed being able to park and walk around. Shopping center needs more stores and parking...More

1  Thank Allyn W
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Major refurbishment underway. A dismal place at the moment. Work scheduled until 2017. John Lewis staying open but not up to the standard to be expected from this group

1  Thank Geoffreycheshire
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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to
malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton
have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a
mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village
found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything
but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street;
even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and
art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The
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1 June 2016|
Response from StJamesShopping | Property representative |
Yes the NCP car park is still available and we have the Qpark also located near by off Leith Street
29 May 2016|
Response from StJamesShopping | Property representative |
The only shop we have open that sells sports items is John Lewis I am afraid. Both Sports Direct & JD Sports have relocated within the city.