London Getaway: The Streets of Bristol

Tripoto
15th Oct 2013
Photo of Bristol, United Kingdom by Trisha Singh

Bristol is an easy bus ride away from London. It is a small riverside city bustling with cyclists, and an easy, friendly vibe that blends seamlessly into the lively public spaces and the colourful alleys. The streets of Bristol are a treat to any city-lover, full of character and discovery.

Photo of London Getaway: The Streets of Bristol by Trisha Singh

Bristol is extremely walkable. The topography is hilly, with lovely views of the surrounding Avon gorge. I walked everywhere, stopping at cafes and parks. Bristol prides itself on its independent businesses; the streets are lined with interesting shops selling locally made products ranging from hand-crafted hats to electric bicycles. Bristol University adds to the youthful and innovative spirit of city.

Photo of London Getaway: The Streets of Bristol by Trisha Singh

Strolling onto to the neighbourhood of Stokes Croft, the amazing community that redefines public art. The residents have embraced graffiti; sporadic murals and spray paint poems, of varying quality, decorate the walls and pavements. Discover the work of Banksy tucked among the murals painted by local artists.

Photo of Stokes Croft, Bristol, United Kingdom by Trisha Singh
Photo of Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, United Kingdom by Trisha Singh

The city also has a vibrant indie music scene and a lively nightlife on most days of the week. I fell in love with the vibe of the city, a nice reprise from the busy, rushed London life. Bristol is also the gateway to the historic city of Bath, a popular tourist destination.

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