Britain's ‘Best Place to Live in 2017’ (Sunday Times) delivers the best of city life but with a laid-back attitude. Packed with top-notch restaurants and bars, a thriving street art, theatre and music scene and great independent shopping, all balanced by its two rivers and glorious harbourside. So, if you're looking for a vibrant city break which offers and unrivalled variety of things to do, head to Bristol and start exploring today.


Is this Bristol's best restaurant? Who knows? What we do know is the menu is as small and perfectly formed as the shipping container housing this gem. 

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Bristol Lido

The locals love this oasis, hidden in Clifton with heated outdoor pool and spa, plus award-winning restaurant with a view of late-night swimmers.

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The Milk Thistle

Four-floor decadent hideaway, for cocktail sipping, tasting Trappist beers or private dining with chefs from sister restaurant The Ox. 5 stars – Time Out.

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Where science comes to life and everyone get hands-on. Whether it’s being closer to the stars in the Planetarium or delving into the make-up of glass.

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The world's biggest Banksy exhibition, also known as the city centre. Take a guided tour to find even his most illusive pieces of street art.

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