We’re delighted to be able to welcome you to the achive where you can browse our ever-increasing collection of LGBT+ books, select from our range of exclusively commissioned merchandise by Kate Charlesworth and from a range of new titles supplied by Lighthouse Bookshop, all to help us raise funds. Or just come by for a chat and a cuppa.
We’re open every Tuesday and Thursday between 11am and 4pm or join us every second and fourth Sunday between 1pm and 4pm for our Sunday Social Book Café.
This accessibility information was drawn up after consulting Robin Wickes from the Edinburgh Access Panel. We are grateful for their very helpful service.
Where are we?
Our space is located in Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret’s House, Room G25c, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE.
St Margaret’s House which is managed by Edinburgh Palette is a former office building in Meadowbank. It is on the A1, beside Meadowbank House at Jock’s Lodge in the east of the city.
How to get there
BUSES: Jock’s Lodge – 4, 5, X7, 26, X26, 44, X44, 45, 104, 113, 124
COMING FROM PORTOBELLO AND MUSSELBURGH, from the bus stop on London Road, cross over at the pedestrian crossing and turn left and walk a short distance towards the city. On your right, you’ll see the entrance to St Margaret’s House marked with a large sign saying ART EDINBURGH PALETTE above the door.
COMING FROM CENTRAL EDINBURGH, from the bus stop, walk back towards the ciry beyond the pedestrian crossing. On your right, you’ll see the entrance to St Margaret’s House marked with a large sign saying ART EDINBURGH PALETTE above the door. (Meadowbank House is a separate building and not connected to us.)
The London Road entrance is NOT ACCESSIBLE for wheelchair users.
Press RECEPTION GALLERY at the door to enter and follow the arrow signs showing which way to go. Lavender Menace is in Room G25c, on the ground floor – the same floor when you enter the building from London Road.
TOILETS: On the ground floor opposite the lifts. The accessible toilets are furthest from the door.
FRONT ENTRANCE: The front entrance from London Road is NOT WHEELCHAIR-USER ACCESSIBLE. It is reached by two flights of steps.
ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE: The accessible entrance is at the back of St Margaret’s House from Smokey Brae. From the bus stop, head towards Portobello away from the town and turn left down Smokey Brae which is relatively steep. The entrance is first left. St Margaret’s House is the second building as you enter from Smokey Brae. If you are travelling independently, cross the first car park and follow the road on the north side of St Margaret’s House with the railway line on your right. If you’re driving, follow the one-way system around the building to reach the rear entrance marked ART. There are Blue Badge parking spaces close to the entrance which is WHEELCHAIR-USER ACCESSIBLE.
Press RECEPTION GALLERY at the door to enter. Just beyond the door are lifts to all floors.
Lavender Menace is in Room G25c, on the ground floor (indicated by floor 0 in the lift). Turn right out of the lift on the ground floor and follow the arrow signs showing which way to go.
TOILETS: On the ground floor opposite the lifts. The accessible toilets are furthest from the door. Please note that the accessible stall is not in a separate room from the other stalls and there are no gender neutral bathrooms in the venue.
Edinburgh Palette hosts classes and meetings of all kinds and there may be unexpected noise or music from neighbouring rooms.
Please get in touch
If you’re planning to come for a visit, please email us if you have any questions or special access requirements. You’ll be made very welcome.