Edinburgh World Heritage - Luckenbooths

Luckenbooths

The Luckenbooths were a line of tenement buildings with shops, or ‘locking booths’. The shops sold a variety of goods, but perhaps most the famous was the bookshop of William Creech which drew a crowd of 'authors and literary idlers' including Robert Burns.

The narrow space between St Giles and the Luckenbooths was known as the 'Krames', and was packed with stalls selling hardware, leather goods and toys.

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