This Category A-listed building, Home to the Edinburgh International Festival, sits at the top of the Royal Mile. Combining Victorian architecture with contemporary design, it dominates the skyline between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The Hub’s eye-catching Main Hall is an alluring space for large presentations and gala dinners, while the above Gallery makes an obvious spot for pre-dinner drinks. Next door, stained-glass windows are the shining highlight of the Dunard Library, which has its own bar and can be smoothly conjoined with the Main Hall for big events. The ground-floor Café is best for informal occasions.