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Bristol - the home of Banksy and the UK's most exciting nightlife

Bristol is a city that feels separate from the rest of the UK. The individuality of its art scene and the people, combine to make this city a must visit in the UK.

by harrypAbout Me:open-hearted, adventurous, nature enthusiast person from Hampshire read more

EuropeUnited Kingdom7 days / August - September 2022

Highs & Lows

The nightlife

This won’t come as a surprise.. the weather

Itinerary Overview

The truth is that I have spent a large portion of my adult life in Bristol, having spent three years there whilst at University. However, what I found in my most recent trips to Bristol, is that it’s importance to both the individuality of the south and indeed the rest of the country, cannot be understated. It blends its diverse art scene with an equally diverse ethnic demographic, combining to create the essence of Bristol that won‘t swallow you up, in the same way London can. 

Add to that its stunning architecture, a cultured food scene and sprawling-city-wide Banksy murials, what you find is a gem; which is small in size, but has the all-encompassing feel of a place that has it all.

  • 1 Night: Stokes Croft
    It’s an area close to my heart, the musical heart of my youth
  • 3 Nights: Clifton
    Clifton suspension bridge
  • 3 Nights: Clifton
    Clifton suspension bridge

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Well perhaps I’m biased but, nothing! However if I was pushed for an answer, the weather, of course.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Drinking too much and suffering the consequences the following day.. but if this happens then get yourself out-and-about and let the fresh air cleanse you.

  • How was the food?

    Park Street and The Kings Road have great options, but go to Clifton if you fancy a sophisticated dining experience.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Bristol’s not a big city, so I’d recommend 4-5 days stretched across a weekend, in order to experience the cities rich nightlife.

  • Packing tips?

    Always bring a waterproof jacket, it is in England after all.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The transportation is fantastic. Buses are an easy way to get around but if you want a more comfortable ride than there are plenty of Uber and Ola Cabs drivers to help.

  • Any surprises?

    The stamina of the people to party deep into the early hours of the morning.