SCHOP St Mary's Street

36 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh , Scotland, United Kingdom
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About SCHOP St Mary's Street

The refurbished former shop on St Mary's Street is home to a variety of individual freelancers and small businesses, representing a range of industries including architecture, copywriting, engineering, visualisation, translation services and tourism. This small community thrives off interaction across these disciplines, whether it be collaborating on a shared project, sharing thoughts and approaches to different problems, or relaxing in the local pub after work on Friday. Schop St Mary's Street comprises co-working space for up to 12 individuals, with areas of the premises able to be configured to suit small-business requirements (subject to availability). Although most of the members walk or cycle to work, the office has private parking directly at the rear for anyone needing it. The building itself is in the heart of Edinburgh's old town and forms part of an imposing Scots Baronial tenemental streetscape by famed Edinburgh architects Cousin & Lessels. St Mary's Street was constructed in the 1860s on the site of the previous medieval St Mary's Wynd as part of the city's Improvement Act which brought commerce and better quality housing to the area. The shop has changed hands several times since then, including stints as a Victorian pawnshop (the signage still visible on the streetfront), and a tie manufacturer before its present incarnation.

The compound has a communal with free coffee and tea.

The compound has a quiet rear garden for lunch on sunny days.

Space types and prices

Dedicated Desk

Obligation : No commitment
Price : From £49/month
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  • ‏Close to train station
  • ‏Close to bus station
  • ‏Free parking
  • ‏Dog-friendly
  • ‏Mentors meetings
  • ‏Happy hour
  • ‏Soft drinks
  • ‏Beer
  • ‏Snacks
  • ‏Wifi
  • ‏Printing services
  • ‏Staff
  • ‏Showers
  • ‏Open on Saturday
  • ‏Open on Sunday
  • ‏Open 24/7
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  • ‏Gym
  • ‏Swimming pool
  • ‏Sport classes
  • ‏No commitment
  • ‏1 day min.
  • ‏1 week min.
  • ‏1 month min.
  • ‏2 months min.
  • ‏City residents only
  • ‏Designers only
  • ‏Requires a screening Interview
  • ‏Social ventures only
  • ‏Technological ventures only
  • ‏Worldwide access

Map of the area

Where to eat

The compound is located near restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

Vinyasa is an Indian dining room with contemporary decor, serving regional cuisine including seafood dishes.
Wedgwood The Restaurant
Wedgwood The Restaurant
Seasonal Scottish produce and foraged herbs prepared with occasional Asian touches in a chic decor.
Monteiths is an intimate, refined spot for seasonal Scottish cuisine and cocktails in a smart, traditional decor.

About Schop

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Started by a small team of architects in 2008, Schop quickly found that sharing a work space and overheads with other individuals and micro businesses meant they were all more resilient through the recession. Schop is now a fully fledged co-working work space business offering dedicated desk space and business services at an affordable price and flexible terms in attractive city centre locations in quirky Victorian former shops in Edinburgh. Schop is simply an old Scots word for shop, deriving from the french échoppe, meaning a stall or market stand. Schop brought it back into circulation to describe their premises, each of which exist in traditional former shops in lively city centre neighbourhoods. These have been carefully renovated to retain some of their charm while creating a comfortable and welcoming place to work.


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Opening hours

Schop St Mary's Street is open 24/7.

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Staff hours
Monday 24 hoursWithout
Tuesday 24 hoursWithout
Wednesday 24 hoursWithout
Thursday 24 hoursWithout
Friday 24 hoursWithout
Saturday 01:00 - 01:30Without
Sunday 24 hoursWithout


Schop St Mary's Street is located near a bus station, a nearby train station and near a main road.


The nearest bus station is Royal Mile Station which line 3 goes through and is located 1 minute away from the compound.


The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley Station which is located 6 minutes away from the compound.

Private car

The compound is located near A7.


The office has private parking directly at the rear for anyone needing it.


The compound has bike storage for its members to use.

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Google Reviews

Reviews score 5 / 5

Donal O'Sullivan

Fantastic co-working space with lovely people. I've been here for 5 years, and have had a really great time. The internet is fast, great amenities and Oliver (the owner) is really lovely.

Maja m

Great and friendly co-working space! I've never been so productive before, there's a very stimulating atmosphere of focused creativity. Excellent location too, right in the heart of the Old Town.

Gino Abdul-Jabbar

After spending almost a year at´the Coworking space at Schop I was sad to leave. A productive and tranquile working atmosphere. Thank you Oliver for all your help. Gino

Melanie MacGregor

I worked for several years in this co-working space and it was a great sense of community, with very friendly people, which made it a much more pleasant environment than working home alone.

Greatbase Apartments

Loved working here. Rented a desk for nearly 3 years, very nice atmosphere to work in with good company and a very convenient part of town.

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