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La Belle Angele

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Formed in 1992, La Belle Angèle was known for a decade as an underground institution and a tireless servant of Edinburgh’s passionate art, music and clubbing community which was devastatingly brought to a halt in the infamous Cowgate fire on December 8, 2002. For 12 years the site that housed the fondly remembered and much mourned venue remained for the most part an undeveloped reminder of days gone by where such bands as Oasis and The Libertines had graced the stage, countless art exhibitions took place, the Fringe Festival thrived and innovative club nights such as Ultragroove and Manga led the way in the city’s clubbing scene.

Finally redeveloped after over a decade, La Belle Angèle has returned on its original site and is now a 600 capacity venue custom built to pick up exactly where it left off over a decade ago, with a huge focus on live music, performance art, exhibitions and of course the best club events.


La Belle Angele is opened to all customers throughout the day. After 10pm La Belle Angele has an age restriction of 18+


La Belle Angele has a limited disabled access from Hasties Close with six steps leading up to the courtyard and six steps down from the top bar to the dance floor. Disabled toilet is located at the top bar.


By bike

Edinburgh is a cycle-friendly city. At peak times, cyclists can share the buses' green lanes and many junctions have advance cycle stop lines. Racks are available on South Bridge to park your bike.

By bus

La Belle Angele is accessible by many different bus routes across the city. The nearest stops (to and from the city) are on South Bridge which is a 2 minute walk from the city. The main Lothian bus routes which serve South Bridge are: 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 29, X29, 30, 31, X31, 33, X33, 35, 37, X37, 45, 49.

By train

Edinburgh Waverley (the east of of Princes Street) is the nearest station to La Belle Angele. The journey to South Bridge is less than 5 minutues - traffic permitting - and 10 minutes by foot. 


La Belle Angele is situated just off the Cowgate and Hasties Close. The venue itself doesn't provide parking but the nearest on street parking is available on Chambers Street. 

Visit for further details and to plan your journey.

Many of our venues in and around the city centre are easily accessible on foot and by public transport so please consider the environment when planning your travel to and from our events. Public transport information is available from Traveline Scotland - and 0871 200 22 33 - 24 hours a day.

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