An extensive list of the very best neon signs in Edinburgh, ranked
Light it up
Everyone wants to channel their inner VSCO girl every now and again, and nothing screams 'grammable' like a good old fashioned neon sign.
The best way to light up your feed is with some neon text mounted on a wall, some killer photography and a heavy filter.
Here's where in Edinburgh you can find the very best signs and live out your neon dreams.
'You're the bollocks'
Pros: A welcome reminder of your superiority during your night out
Cons: Prepare to be smushed in Gazza's to capture this poetic truth
'Oh isn't it wild?'
Pros: Very easy to pose with, at perfect height
Cons: Creme Soda no longer exists, rip
'Not all those who wander are lost'
Location: Robertson's Close
Pros: Makes for a strong album cover pic
Cons: The type of slogan you'd see in an embarrassing instagram bio
'Oh you pretty things'
Location: Medusa hairdressers, Teviot Place
Pros: It's pretty and pink and a welcome compliment as you wander by
Cons: Everyone getting their hair done can see you snapping the sign. Plus, the 's' isn't lit up.
'Jack lives here.'
Location: La Belle Angele
Pros: Fantastic if your name is Jack
Cons: Not unique, can be spotted in various bars around the city
'Viva la Cowgate'
Pros: Can fool your followers into thinking you're in a cool Spanish Reggaeton club when in reality you're in the depths of Cowgate
Cons: Everyone puts it on their story. Everyone.
'Tequila + me = lucky you'
Pros: A mathematical truth
Cons: Full of lies – tequila + me = never a good combination
Pros: Apparently the only blue neon sign in Edinburgh
Cons: It's outside, so you'll have to brave the cold smoking area to snap a pic
'Immoral or wicked behaviour encouraged'
Pros: Profound. Lyrical. Poetic. Sets the tone for your Monday night.
Cons: You'll have to push through a lot of Pollock freshers to get this picture
'This is where the magic happens…'
Location: Pizza Posto, Nicolson Street
Pros: The restaurant adds a cool aesthetic
Cons: Will have to buy a pizza to be able to get this pic (not necessarily a huge loss)
'Where is hero'
Location: Dog House
Pros: So philosophical that you could reference it in your next essay
Cons: Doesn't really make sense, actually on the ceiling
Pros: Shows you go out on a Thursday and are still up for mid-week madness
Cons: The same sign as before, but in red. Have to push to front of the bar queue and dodge the bartenders to snap the pic.
Pros: The mirror ceiling adds a whole new dimension to your picture
Cons: Terrible instruction for club etiquette
'Don't grow up, it's a trap'
Pros: Profound truth, surrounded by other cool signs
Cons: May lead to an existential crisis