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  • With such a wide range of entertainment on offer in Edinburgh, it can seem a little daunting to decide what to try first! At Apex, we want to make that task a little easier, with our guide to Edinburgh entertainment. Whilst only an introduction, we hope that this will wet your appetite to sample one of Edinburgh's many delights.

    Art Galleries / Museums

    Culture lovers beware, you'll be so spoilt for choice in Edinburgh, you may never want to leave! From the Royal Museum and National Museum of Scotland, both of which have free entry. which houses a vast range of artifacts pertaining to Scotland's history, to the Museum of Childhood, where many a nostalgic tear has been shed over the collection of classic toys, museums in Edinburgh have a truly diverse nature to them. The city also has a multitude of art galleries.

    Film / Cinemas

    Edinburgh is a film lover's paradise, with cinemas round every corner and an annual International Film Festival. To list but two cinemas, both a mere 5 minutes from the Apex International hotel, you may want to try the Odeon Cinema, Lothian Road, or for a more varied programme, with regular special events, you may want to visit the Filmhouse on Lothian Road. The International Film Festival brings premieres and red carpets-a-plenty to Edinburgh, with a wide range of films on offer, showcasing established pros and up and coming talent.

    Music / Concerts

    With a multitude of venues, playing every type of music imaginable, the music lover is certainly at home in Scotland's capital city. From classical masterpieces and grand operas, to traditional Scottish music, all tastes are covered in Edinburgh. One of the most famous venues, Edinburgh's Corn Exchange, boasts an impressive previous line-up of A-list acts such as Oasis, Blur, Travis and Justin Timberlake, to name but a few. Or perhaps you'd prefer the chilled out atmosphere of one of Edinburgh's many Jazz venues. The Jazz Bar on Chambers Street always draws a crowd with an eclectic mix of styles and sounds. For those who like their music loud, why not try Whistlebinkies? With resident bands and live music every night of the week, it's a music lover's paradise.

    Sports / Games

    Edinburgh is a hive of activity for the avid sports fan, be you an armchair pundit or adrenalin junkie, there's something to cater for all in Scotland's sports capital. Home to two Scottish Premier League football teams - Hearts of Midlothian FC and Hibernian FC, an American Football Team - Edinburgh Wolves, an Elite League Ice Hockey Team - Edinburgh Capitals and a rugby team - Edinburgh Rugby Team, it's clear to see Edinburgh's appeal to sports enthusiasts. For those with more adventurous tastes, why not try Alien Rock climbing wall, or the slopes at Midlothian Snowsports Centre. Looking for a relaxing break? Why not try bowling at one of Edinburgh's many bowling alleys (Megabowl Fountainpark for example) or perhaps a spot of Bingo at one of Edinburgh's many Bingo Halls?

    Theatre / Shows

    Chicago, Cats, Fame, Grease, these are but a few of the West End hits to have graced the stage in Edinburgh. Whether you're a lover of lavish and spectacular productions or appreciate intimate gatherings of amateur theatre buffs, you're sure to find something special in Edinburgh. The Kings and Festival theatres have a wide range of shows, including drama, dance, ballet, concerts, musicals, opera and shows for children. The Playhouse Theatre provides a traditional setting for travelling productions, music concerts and headline comedy acts.

    Edinburgh Nightlife

    Edinburgh comes to life at night, with a variety of clubs, pubs and bars catering for everyone. From the lively bars on George Street, to the bustling nightlife to be found in Edinburgh's Grassmarket, a night out in Edinburgh is always memorable. Why not start your evening off with a delicious meal in our double AA rosette winning, Heights Restaurant (Apex International Hotel) with views over Edinburgh Castle? Or perhaps you fancy the intimate surroundings of AA rosette winning, Agua Restaurant (Apex City Hotel)?

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