Five Things To Do In Bristol

Bristol, is a vibrant and creative city nestled in the southwest of England. It is renowned for its diverse culture, brilliant music scene and an ever growing list of things to do. From its awesome street art to its thriving culinary scene, if you’re looking for a UK city break, Bristol has so much to offer. If you’re planning a visit to this super cool city, here are five things you absolutely must do to make the most of your time in Bristol.

North Street graffiti: One of the most striking features of Bristol is its impressive street art scene, and North Street is the perfect place to check out. Home to Upfest’s year round permanent head quarters & gallery space, North Street is the epicentre of street art creativity in Bristol. Find colourful murals and incredible graffiti, this area showcases the creativity and talent of local artists. Take a stroll along North Street and discover a whole world of urban art. This year Upfest Festival runs from 17th May to 2nd June with a line up jam packed with workshops, activities and tours.

Indie shopping on North Street: If you’re a fan of independent boutiques and quirky shops, then North Street is the place to be. While you’re taking in the brilliant street art and graffiti of this neighbourhood, check out its eclectic mix of stores selling everything from vintage clothing to unique gifts and artisanal goods. Whether you’re hunting for something unique or are passionate about supporting local businesses, North Street is a great place to explore in Bristol.

Bristol Beacon: Formerly known as the Colston Hall, the Bristol Beacon stands as a dynamic centre of culture and entertainment in the heart of the city. This newly renovated cultural hub boasts a rich history dating back to the 19th century and hosts a diverse array of events, from concerts and comedy shows to exhibitions and workshops. Whether you’re a music enthusiast or a culture vulture, it’s worth a visit to the Bristol Beacon as each space has been renovated to world class standards. Even just a drink in the atrium is worth adding to your list of things to do on a Bristol weekend.

Bristol Beacon

Wapping Wharf: Right in the heart of the city along the scenic waterfront, Wapping Wharf is a culinary haven with a fantastic range of restaurants, shops and bars. Find fine dining at Box-E or Tare, pick up some artisan produce or grab a laid back lunch at Cargo Cantina or Salt & Malt.  Indulge in mouthwatering dishes from around the world, browse local crafts and produce, and soak up the lively ambiance as you explore the cobbled streets of Wapping Wharf.

Cargo Cantina
Cargo Cantina, Wapping Wharf

Perret Park: Tucked away behind Totterdown and Victoria Park, Perret Park is a great place to get a panoramic view of Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Popular with dog walkers, and a great place to see the Bristol Balloon Fiesta and to see Bristol from a different perspective. Bristol is a city brimming with awesome people starting new businesses and creating spaces and things to do that add so much colour and joy, and these five things are just a taste of what it has to offer. Whether you’re exploring its vibrant street art scene, indulging in delicious local food and drrink at Wapping Wharf, or simply soaking up the beauty of its parks and green spaces, Bristol is sure to want you coming back for more.

Bristol from Perret Park
Bristol from Perret Park

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