How to have a roaring good stay in Edinburgh

Disney’s The Lion King is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse and to celebrate, we’ve put together an itinerary of lion-tastic plans to ensure a roaring good stay in the capital. If you just can’t wait to be king, read on for our top picks for winter in Edinburgh and join us at our Waterloo Place or Grassmarket Hotels to make the most of the award-winning musical with our theatre package.

Visit real lions at Edinburgh Zoo

Before you take in all the Lion King theatrics at Edinburgh Playhouse, why not visit the real Simba and Nala at Edinburgh Zoo? Edinburgh Zoo have two Asian lions, their male lion, or ‘Simba’, is called Jayendra and he was born in December 2010. Their lioness, or ‘Nala’, is called Roberta and she was born in April 2013. Whilst Jayendra and Roberta might not break into one of Elton John’s songs, if you’re lucky, you might hear them ROAR! Find out more here.

Take in the city from Edinburgh’s ‘Pride Rock’

If you’re feeling active and are in the market for a great view, take a walk up Arthur’s Seat. Did you know that the famous hill, the tallest of all points in Edinburgh, is actually an ancient extinct volcano? If you make it to the top, you’ll be 251 metres above sea level and the stunning panoramic views of Edinburgh will rival any offered by Disney’s Pride Rock!

Feast like a king at Apex Hotels

Enjoy a feast worthy of Mufasa himself at our Apex Waterloo Place and Apex Grassmarket Hotels when you book our Lion King theatre package. Indulge in a decadent two-course pre-theatre meal before you take in the show and choose from our Chefs’ mouth-watering specialities that are guaranteed to leave you wanting more. What better way to set yourself up for the show than by tucking into a delicious feast fit for the king of the jungle?

Go see The Lion King at Edinburgh Playhouse

Back by popular demand, the award winning musical The Lion King is returning to Edinburgh Playhouse from December 2019 – March 2020. The first tour of The Lion King in Edinburgh was a complete sell-out in 2013 so we can’t wait until it comes back to the capital. Still need convincing that this is the musical for you? Read why you need to see it here and hakuna matata your way to a night of musical magic!

Snooze the night away in a king-sized bed

When you book our Lion King theatre package, not only will you get the chance to feast like a king and get two tickets to the award-winning musical at the Playhouse, you’ll get the chance to sleep like a king too! Sink into one of our dreamy king-sized beds at our Apex Grassmarket Hotel or our Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and snooze the night away before tucking into a full Scottish breakfast the next morning. Talk about a roaring good experience!

Find out more about our theatre package here.