Welcome to Bristol!

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By Mercedes, BA (Hons) Drama and Creative Writing

To choose to live in Bristol as a student, is to choose to enter into a completely different way of exploring, moving, creating and living. There isn’t a corner of the City that isn’t signed with some form of creativity and individuality, and they’ve left no room to question the authenticity of the people and appreciation of the history.

Bristol has an amazing understanding of community and has mastered a way of being all-inclusive. From the party-goers to the theatre-goers, to those who prefer artisan coffee shops and a good page-turner, to those who are desperate to keep the kids entertained for half-term, to the history fanatics, to those who love a good shaded spot on the grass with good company, to those who love a bit of ‘me time’ — there is something here for everybody!

To all of the foodies out there, you won’t be left disappointed! I’m yet to find a cuisine that doesn’t have its own place. They’re dotted all over the City too: Harbourside, Stokes Croft, Gloucester Road, Clifton, Cabot Circus, Cribbs Causeway — thank me later, and “Bon appetit!”

Creatives, whether on your own or with a group, a whole weekend can be planned to get the creative juices flowing! You can go to places such as the Arnolfini or Spike Island, or get lost in the fresh air up at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, or even in the array of quirky cafes to plan your next project!

And no matter where you’re coming from, Bristol is definitely a home away from home — and the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it!

To find out more about living in Bristol visit our Discover Bristol webpage.