Bristol is one of England’s trendiest cultural centres. Home to Banksy, the city is covered in street art – both by the world-famous artist, and by those whom he has inspired – so a trip to this wonderful city just wouldn’t be complete without a street art tour! Browse an abundance of delicious food stalls and cafes at St. Nicholas Market, where you can find everything from traditional sausages and pies, to koftas, falafel, or even cakes and cookies.
Catch a show at the Bristol Old Vic – the oldest continually operating theatre in Britain – or at The Bristol Hippodrome if you’re looking to see a West End hit show on tour! If theatre isn’t your cup of tea, the Hippodrome also host comedian and cabaret acts on tour, opera, ballet, musicals and dance – there’s something for everyone!
Bristol is a paradise for lovers of history, offering endless avenues through which to explore that past. Explore the ruins of the Temple Church and Temple Gardens – all that’s left of a 14th century church after being bombed during Bristol’s WWII Blitz. Wander through the surrounding gardens and take a moment to reflect on times gone by. Follow the Old City Heritage Trail – though the walls of the old city are gone, their shadow still shapes the streets that once ran around them.
Check out the hauntingly beautiful St. John the Baptist Church and Burial Grounds. Head over to the harbour to check out the SS Great Britain – the record-breaking shop that crossed the Atlantic in just 14 days, which was unheard of at the time. Take the tour and be lost in stories of romance and adventures on board. If you’re feeling particularly brave, you can even climb the ship’s main mast for an exhilarating way to a bird’s eye view of the city.