Bristol is a beautiful, diverse and exciting city made up of a several different distinct areas. As the new term approaches, have a little look at the interesting areas you’ll want to explore!
Clifton is the home of Bristol University and Bristol SU, it’s an area you will get to know very well during your time here as a student. Full of lovely Georgian terraces, pretty squares and impressive period architecture; it is truly a sight for sore eyes. The area is scattered with swanky restaurants, posh boutiques and upmarket pubs. It is certainly Bristol’s poshest (and sadly priciest) area.
This busy, central area is just a stone’s throw away from the University. It’s packed with cafes, shops, bars and a supermarket! The area is buzzing at nights, with kebab shops and bars galore. Lizard Lounge and Bunker are a few of the favourite student haunts.
This diverse area hosts a range of shopping delights. The Old City is filled with independent shops, bars and cafes, whilst Cabot Circus boasts a very wide selection of the more familiar brands of shops and bars.
This lively and scenic area offers many bars and restaurants with a top notch view of the river. There is also a science museum, to satisfy those with a more curious mind. Boat rides round the harbour and the river are a great way to explore this delightful area.
Stokes Croft is the heart of Bristol’s vibrant alternative scene. There is a real variety of hip bars, vintage shops and trendy restaurants. This edgy area hosts hipsters and hippies alike. Visit Lakota and Blue Mountain for a more alternative, bass-heavy night out!
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