Chambers Street, Edinburgh

View of Chambers Street showing the statue of William Chambers of Glenormiston, after whom the street was named. The vehicles in the photograph are parked in the centre of the street in a manner more commonly seen in Edinburgh's New Town.

Chambers Street is a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the southern extremity of the Old Town. The street is named after William Chambers of Glenormiston, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh who was the main proponent of the 1867 Edinburgh Improvement Act which led to its creation in 1870. A narrow lane named North College Street and three residential squares built in the 18th century—Adam Square, Argyle Square and Brown Square—disappeared in the process. The street is dominated by University and museum buildings. It also hosts a variety of restaurants and venues.

Notable buildings

Buildings by date of completion:

Coordinates: 55°56′51.39″N 3°11′19.75″W / 55.9476083°N 3.1888194°W / 55.9476083; -3.1888194


  1. "Minto House, University of Edinburgh Annex". The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland. January 13, 1927. Minto House, in Chambers Street, now the new headquarters of the Department of English and Modern Languages in the University of Edinburgh, is to be formally opened to-morrow by Sir John Gilmour, Secretary of State for Scotland and Rector of the University.

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