Things To Do With Friends In Edinburgh

So you’ve downloaded the GirlCrew app, started to chat to people, what now?  Don’t worry we’ll show you things to do with friends in Edinburgh.

Things To Do With Friends In Edinburgh

The best way to make new friends is to get out to some events. And here at GirlCrew HQ, we’ve put together a list of some great spots.

Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions

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Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions has been around for over 150 years and is a unique way to show off Edinburgh. What better way to showcase the city than to enjoy it through telescopes, view cams and the 360° panoramic view provided by the Camera Obscura on the rooftop terrace. The building has five levels filled with optical illusions, puzzles and mirror mazes. Perfect for a GirlCrew outing.

Hike up Arthur’s Seat

Who knew Edinburgh had a volcano?! Well Arthur’s Seat is inactive but you can still take advantage of the beautiful scenery and fantastic view of the city. This is a relatively easy hike so why not take advantage of a nice day and have a picnic after.

Comedy at The Stand

A good laugh is needed in life so why not head to The Stand Comedy Club and see some fantastic comedians including Mae Martin, Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison. They also host open mics so a great way to see up and coming talent. It makes for a great evening out, and is perfect for when you’re stuck for an idea for things to do with friends in Edinburgh.

Dr Neil’s Garden

Dr Neil’s is a secret garden that not even locals know about it. A beautiful spot for walks and tranquility. Also perfect for some instagram pics #selfie

Sneaky Pete’s

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Sneaky Pete’s is an underground sweatbox that hosts resident club nights and gigs to support local bands. The bathrooms take pride in being grungy and full of graffiti. The venue itself places an emphasis on decent tunes over cheap gimmicks and drinks promotions. They are also wheelchair accessible, just contact them through their website so they can offer more information.

What are your favourite things to do with friends in Edinburgh? Are they on the list? Comment down below your fave spots. And get organising your next GirlCrew event and start making new friends. Make sure to tag @GirlCrewHQ or #GirlCrew in your pics and give us all major fomo.


  1. There’s still so much of the world I want to see! I would love to explore Edinburgh. In the meantime, I’ll explore the hashtag to get inspiration for my visit.

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