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18 Things That Prove Edinburgh Is Basically Scottish London

A cheese toastie restaurant? A beard oil shop called "The Brotique"? Get tae.

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1. First of all there's the rent, which is insane.

2. It's so high, in fact, that people are forced to take extreme measures.

For example, this man seems to live on a bus. So comfortable.
Twitter: @victoriaaslight

For example, this man seems to live on a bus. So comfortable.

3. The fact that there's a shop called "The Brotique".

Instagram: @the_brotique

"Unique gifts for men who have everything. Home to the legendary £180 ManHamper. Men's grooming, beard oils, and beard care. " Oh, do please fuck off.

4. And a hotel with a £2,995 50 Shades package.

"The package includes a £2,000 'champagne bath'." Does it, aye?
Twitter: @punkprincess077

"The package includes a £2,000 'champagne bath'." Does it, aye?

5. Ice cream vans? No. Edinburgh has a fucking crème brûlée van instead.

Oh, and they sell Crema Catalana as well. But of course.
Twitter: @iainmacivertodd

Oh, and they sell Crema Catalana as well. But of course.

7. Then there's the insanity of paying £5 for this at Edinburgh's Christmas market.

At least throw in a bit of ketchup, for the LOVE OF GOD.
Twitter: @Themcinallys

At least throw in a bit of ketchup, for the LOVE OF GOD.

8. And who can forget the time Edinburgh Airport charged £3.20 for this homeopathic breakfast roll?

This really isn't Scotland as we know it.
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This really isn't Scotland as we know it.

9. Think unpaid internships are just a London thing? Think again.

This design agency advertised six unpaid internships, adding: “A university degree is meaningless nowadays. Any average person can get one." CHEERS.
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This design agency advertised six unpaid internships, adding: “A university degree is meaningless nowadays. Any average person can get one." CHEERS.

10. Daft pop-ups? Check. This indoor beach bar with a sand floor is a case in point.

They've really nailed that sought-after "child's sandpit/cat litter tray" vibe.
Twitter: @comedypriestess

They've really nailed that sought-after "child's sandpit/cat litter tray" vibe.

11. And so is this piece of mild fuckwittery.

Absinthe bar in a horse box by the Meadows. #edfringe #twitter http://t.co/7yRVkx5kHq

There's just no need.

12. This "artisanal" coffee stall, which decided to serve coffee in a miniature shopping trolley.

Shoreditch, eat your heart out.
Twitter: @WeWantPlates

Shoreditch, eat your heart out.

13. And spare a thought for the poor soul who ordered potato croquettes, only to have this show up.

They're served on a fucking picture frame. Billy Connolly would be rolling in his grave if he were dead.
Twitter: @thuggo17

They're served on a fucking picture frame. Billy Connolly would be rolling in his grave if he were dead.

14. After all, who (outside London) would pay £139 for a blow-dry?

Edinburgh folk, that's who.
Twitter: @BigScottGibson

Edinburgh folk, that's who.

15. There are bars that charge £3.25 for water.

Ouch. How much does carbon dioxide cost, exactly?
Twitter: @Fee_King

Ouch. How much does carbon dioxide cost, exactly?

16. And cafés that charge almost £3 for fizzy juice.

£2.60 for a bottle eh juice aye right ad rather drink pish only in Edinburgh

It's IRN-BRU, not champagne.

17. And just look at the price of these goddamn beers.

Yes, that's right. £15 for a Mikkeller Winbic. Whatever the fuck that is.
Twitter: @HungryHoss

Yes, that's right. £15 for a Mikkeller Winbic. Whatever the fuck that is.

18. And when you finish your overpriced drinks, you can wee them away into these champagne bucket urinals.

In a posh pub in Edinburgh and this is where ye pish in. This canni be real surely this is a set up am fae Whitburn

Edinburgh: You've finally peaked. Well done.