Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Frugal Weekend: Edinburgh Fringe

I have just come back from a weekend trip to the Edinburgh Fringe, and what a wonderful, wet weekend it was!
I managed to get flights with BA Avios points (only had to pay £25 admin fee), and we stayed with a relation so it really was a frugal weekend...
My H&M jacket came in handy! My sandals, however, were a bad choice...

It was my first time back to the Fringe since I performed at it 8 years ago (but we won't talk about that!) and some of theatre I saw back then was still showing - 'Shakespeare For Breakfast' has been showing for 21 years and still as funny as ever (they serve you coffee and croissants to entice you in!).

You'll find plenty of entertainment along The Royal mile, where actors flyer and act snippets of their plays...

The biggest buzz is probably around the Pleasance Courtyard, where we spotted Simon Amstell and Rhod Gilbert drinking with the punters post-gigs!

Most shows are around £8-£10 each (established comedians more £15 - £20) but there are also so many opportunities to see shows for free. We saw plenty of free shows at the Three Sisters pub and courtyard - 'Bogan Bingo' was a hilarious interactive Comedy/Bingo night!

There are also lots of free events across the city...

Our favourite Edinburgh Cheap Eats:
Oink, 34 Victoria Street, Grassmarket
Yes, that IS a queue outside but it is worth it for the best pulled pork burgers you'll ever taste. 

Wannaburger, 7-8 Queensferry Road
Fresh, home-made burgers for £3.50 without sticky tables? yes please...the Edinburgh equivalent of 'Shake Shack'

1 comment :

  1. It looks so fun, have never been but it looks like such a laugh with so much to see and discover!


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