We’ve trawled through the picture archives to bring you nine of the best art deco building you can see in Edinburgh today.
We’ve trawled through the picture archives to bring you nine of the best art deco building you can see in Edinburgh today.

9 amazing photos of Edinburgh's finest art deco buildings you can see while out on a walk

Edinburgh rightfully has a reputation as a city of historic sandstone townhouses and tenements – but there are some stunning art deco buildings amongst the more traditional designs.

When art deco began to emerge, it was viewed as fresh and cutting-edge, providing an elegance without the over-adornment of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

In the 1930s Edinburgh’s architects brought the style to the Capital, and while some – such as Portobello’s open-air pool and the Embassy Cinema at Boswall Parkway – no longer remain, many still stand.

We’ve trawled through the picture archives to bring you nine of the best art deco building you can see in Auld Reekie today.

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