The gift of great cities is that you never stop discovering new places and things to do. Each month we'll recommend some new things to discover and we would love to hear about your latest discoveries too. SHARE YOUR TIPS HERE

October's tips for Edinburgh

Brew-Lab-Bar-thumbAll You Can Eat: BrewLab

Blending science and emotion, the artistry of the baristas at Brew Lab take coffee lovers to a whole new level. Devoted to bringing the best out of the bean this bustling cafe has the utilitarian feel of a lab offset by the warmth of hosts passionate about brewing amazing coffee
(6-8 South College St, Old Town)

What's In Stores: Herman Brown's

A haven for retro romantics, Herman Brown's window seems like an oasis amongst strip bars and greasy chippys. Stocking retro to modern clothing, a kooky and quirky array of vintage jewellery and some breathtaking 1920s dresses, this store is worth seeking out
(151 West Port, Old Town)

Cold Comforts: Scottish Story Telling Centre

Pop into the Scottish Storytelling Centre, right on the Royal Mile and listen to some live oral storytelling and traditional folktales (43-45 High St, Old Town). Whether you choose to attend one of their many events or not, make sure to tuck into some of the café's delicious soup while you're there. Of course we can't mention comfort food without recommending haggis, neeps 'n' tatties (that's turnip and potatoes), the gastronomic equivalent of a lambswool blanket. Whiski on the Royal Mile serves up a hearty helping (119, High St, Old Town). Comfort on a plate comes with traditional British cooking in Mums, a retro canteen-style setup
(4a, Forrest Rd, Old Town)

October's tips for Glasgow

Drink an Be Merry: Blue Dog

If you liked the movie Cocktail you'll love Blue Dog, where you'll find the best cocktails in the city. The crowd is more Bryan Brown than Tom Cruise with prices more Jamaica beach hut than downtown Manhattan. Combined with compulsory suave barmen and jazz pianists, the chances of you ploughing through extensive cocktail menu without falling over are slim. This place is a Glasgow cocktail experience all of its own.
(151 West George St, City Centre)

ShopofInterest-thumbWhat's in Stores: Shop of Interest

Martin and May's beautiful shop in Finneston is a curated collection of local and international artistic and craft talent. Somewhere between a shop and a gallery The Shop of Interest... stocks homewares, jewellery fashion, prints and more.
(1058 Argyle Street, West End)

You Should Be Dancin' Yeah: Studio Warehouse

Home to Glasgow's fashion pack, The Studio Warehouse (also known as SWG3) will take some finding but once you do the one off nights in this industrial warehouse club cum art gallery won't disappoint. In The Art School (168 Renfrew St, City Centre), student union to the Glasgow School of Art, students of all disciplines and many more besides crowd onto the checkerboard dance floors, cutting shapes to Northern Soul, dirty electro and cheesy pop.
(100 Eastvale Place, West End)