Exterior of the Art Deco Maybury roadhouse in Edinburgh, September 1993.

11 of the best art deco gems around Edinburgh

Famous for its abundance of medieval and Georgian architecture, the city once dubbed the ‘Modern Athens’ is not necessarily the first place you’d go searching for examples of white-washed ‘art moderne’.

By David Mclean
Wednesday, 22nd April 2020, 4:45 pm

While Edinburgh rightfully has a reputation as a city of historic sandstone townhouses and tenements, and despite efforts to erase much of its art deco heritage in the latter part of the 20th century, there are plenty of survivors dressed in the distinct 1930s architectural style with an EH postcode – you just have to know where to look.

Here’s our guide to the best art deco Auld Reekie has to offer.

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