Bristol life

Bristol is showing the rest of the country how things should be done. Read our guide for a taste of Bristol life and the unique and diverse experiences the city has to offer.


Shop for big-brands in the city centre or grab a vintage bargain on Gloucester Road.

Music and nightlife

From cosy local pubs to city centre superclubs, Bristol caters for all.

Arts and culture

Get your culture fix any night of the week by visiting an art-house cinema, theatre or comedy night.

Food and drink

Nothing beats 'al fresco' dining on Bristol's harbourside on a warm summer's evening.

Sport and leisure

Join one of Bristol's many clubs or do something a bit more adventurous.

Bristol on a budget

Leave your wallet at home. Some of the best things to do in Bristol are free.

What I miss most about Bristol

Discover what former students miss most about living in Bristol.


People relaxing by Bristol harbourside
Exlpore Bristol map

Did you know?

  • Bristol has one of the best ratios of open space per person of any UK city.
  • Bristol was votest Britain's smiliest city.
  • DK Eyewitness named Bristol as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit.

Page last updated 23 October 2013

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