Venue Review: The Hub, Edinburgh

The Hub

The Jiggers have played several events, large and small, at The Hub over the years.


The Hub is located at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and its gothic spire is the highest point in central Edinburgh and towers over the surrounding buildings below the Castle.

Quirky Features

Built between 1842 and 1845 and originally a church, before closing in 1979. The Hub was occasionally used by the Scottish Parliament until 2004, prior to completion of the Scottish Parliament Building.

What makes it a good venue?

There’s a huge dancefloor, which is ideal for ceilidh dancing as it is one of the few venues in Edinburgh with a good quality sprung floor. Hard to beat The Hub for a historic location for a wedding though – a stone’s throw from the castle (or should that be a cannon-blast?), so you’ll be sure to get some great wedding photos, whatever the weather. If you’re planning an event here, speak to us about getting a piper as part of the music package, to get the full Scottish feel.

Our Impressions

We enjoy playing The Hub, not least because they’re kind enough to provide a “Green Room” for the band to wait in while the guests are having the meal.  The stage area allows for good connection with guests on the large dancefloor, and we get a really positive vibe playing there.


If you have hosted or attended an event at The Hub, please do leave a comment and share your experience.



















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