All about Bristol
From beautiful Clifton to the bustle of the Floating Harbour and its nearby bars and eateries, Bristol is a thriving city, famous for its green parks, Georgian architecture, and rich creative culture.
But the thing that really defines it, are its people. Rich with good humour and openness, they bind the city together offering a warm welcome to all who visit, live and work here.
With notorious street artist Banksy a famous Bristolian, it’s no wonder the city has a thriving creative culture fuelled by the local Universities. Once a year, Europe's largest street art festival Upfest, is also hosted in the city.
A very Old Vic
Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world. Alongside the Hippodrome, it offers centre stage for the very best in theatre and performance.
A maze of markets
St Nicholas Market, or as some call it – food heaven. A maze of food from across the world, all set alongside quirky local stalls and historic architecture, in the heart of the old city.
Giants and castles
A focal point for the city, Castle Park is a 15-minute walk from Welcome Building®. It’s a lovely shady spot to end the day and just a hop over the bridge, lies the looming Left Handed Giant – a brilliant micro-brewery and pizza destination.
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Shop til you drop
Fancy a spot of shopping? Bristol is home to a bunch of quirky, independent stores, nestled along its hilly streets.
For those bigger brands, including Harvey Nichols, there’s Cabot Circus just a few minute's walk away.
Colour at every turn
There’s something about the city of Bristol that ticks all the boxes.
Rich in its diversity and calm in its beauty – it also has a rebellious side –
perhaps best reflected by its vibrant houses that brighten up the city.
With over 400 parks and gardens, Bristol is truly a green city.
But it’s also been recognised for other sustainable values – from being made a European Green Capital or officially the UK’s first cycling city. It’s even claimed the title of the UK’s kindest city and is world-renowned for embracing veganism.
Down by the waterfront
In the old days, Bristol was famous for its network of canals and old ships. These days the harbour is used for more social and cultural activities.
The city flocks to the waterfront and its mass of amazing food, bars and galleries – another great spot to relax and reconnect after work.