Bristol: This city has it all.

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By Chloe, BA(Hons) Creative and Professional Writing

Chloe shares her guide to arts and culture, festivals and shopping around Bristol. She tells us her favourite things to see and do in the city, and shows us why Bristol is such a great place to be a student. Watch Chloe’s vlog too, where she shows us round Bristol’s hotspots.

Hi, I’m Chloe from UWE Bristol, and here’s my guide to arts and culture, festivals and shopping around Bristol. I hope this guide gives you an insight into why Bristol is such a great place to live, work and study.

Culture in Bristol

From open green spaces and beautiful landmarks like Clifton Suspension Bridge, to the gorgeous architecture of Bristol Cathedral, the Memorial Building and Victoria Rooms, Bristol is rich in culture. With popular spots like Millennium Square, The Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and our city’s museums, there is always something to interest you.

Art in Bristol

The art in Bristol isn’t just restricted to galleries. The streets are soaked with vibrant murals and eye-catching graffiti, featuring famous Banksy pieces, which were recently added to when he appeared again in February. This is personally one of my favourite parts about living in Bristol.

“With such a diverse and talented community, the city is forever changing and growing.”

Festivals, events and places in Bristol

With student tickets, it’s really easy to get to and from places in Bristol. Everything is dotted around the city, so buses are one of the quickest ways to travel. Whether you head to the Harbourside for a quick drink, or for the annual Harbourside Festival, there are always exciting events popping up and they’re not hard to find.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy in the city and it brings the people of Bristol together.”

Shopping in Bristol

If you wanted to enjoy a relaxing stroll with a few shops, Bristol definitely doesn’t disappoint. Boasting boutique shops and unique, one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts, designer and high street brands, there is so much choice and everything you could need.

Park Street possesses many cute cafes, thrift shops and vintage stores, providing jazzy second hand clothes and accessories that you may not find anywhere else. Also, with over 100 shops, several restaurants and a cinema, Cabot Circus is a hotspot for shopping.

“Remember to bring your student ID card as there are loads of shops in Bristol that do student discount.”

Find out more about living in unbeatable Bristol.

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