Grassmarket Community Project Grassmarket Community Project

Grassmarket Community Project

86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA, United Kingdom | 0131 2253626 | Website


Sightseer - Chapter 5

Coffee, a show and a warm welcome



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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Long Cane, Powerchair


The Grassmarket Community Project as a name conjures up lots of images and the reality unravels to reveal a hidden gem tucked away in the Grassmarket. Just of the beaten track it's an oasis of calm with fringe shows, a cafe and a quiet moment or two. All against the back drop of being accessible and friendly.

Transport & Parking


The public transport in the area is good with regular tour buses running though the Grassmarket as well as local buses. Parking on street (for Blue Badge Holders) is available nearby but it can be very busy at times.



The entrance to the Grassmarket Community Project is a gap in the building line on the south easter edge of the main road. The entrance walkway passes by some outdoor tables and chairs where you can enjoy the cafe's produce and beverages. Double doors, often left open in good weather, lead into the main hall way and cafe area. Spacious with easy to move furniture so you can make yourself comfortable and enjoy a coffee. Beyond the hallway is the main hall / meeting room / performance space - a large multipurpose area that is easily accessible with wide doors, level access, and good acoustics. The building also plays host to several project including a woodworking project, a kitchen, computer suite and much more. All of these were accessible as a lift takes you up to the upper floor.



A spacious, clean and tidy accessible toilet it clearly signposted off the main hallway. It a very spacious room with plenty of manoeuvring space as well as space for carers.



Simply put - warm and welcoming !

Anything else you wish to tell us?

A great space, very accessible, friendly folk and a social purpose as well.

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