Lauriston is an area in Edinburgh City Centre close to the Capital's business districts, universities and courts and bordering Tollcross and the Old Town. Adjacent to the large park area known as The Meadows, it was once home to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but is now undergoing a major re-development known as Quartermile, which incorporates apartments, hotels, restaurants and office accommodation. Other houses in Lauriston range from traditional tenement flats to terraced homes.
A good range of shopping outlets is supported by banks, building societies and postal services. Schooling is well represented from nursery to senior level with a number of university buildings on hand for the more mature student.
The choice of leisure facilities in the area is first class with a number of bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas as well as the impressive Fountain Park Leisure & Recreational complex which is just a short distance away.
Regular public transport operates to most parts of the city and surrounding areas. Edinburgh City Bypass and main motorway networks are also within easy reach.