Love Life, Love Bristol
The city has been called one of the most enjoyable places to live and work in the UK, and there are more than enough reasons to love life here. Some have even described it as a miniaturised version of the capital. Whilst living here, there are many interesting places to visit and things to do – the city has its feet firmly in the 21st century, with an impressive heritage to match. Whether you’re looking for culture, music, sport, or just looking to do some shopping – not only will you find it right here, you’ll find more of it than you think. As an added bonus, the countryside and coastline are only a stone’s throw away.
Bristol has also been voted in 2016 as:
- UK’s most inspiring city, Inspiring Cities Ranking 2016
- One of the most colourful cities in the world, Guardian 2016
- Kindest city, Co-op Food survey 2016
- One of the happiest cities to work in, Guardian 2016
If you’re in Bristol, it won’t take long for you to realise that there is always something to do. You’d be hard-pressed to not love life here; the city provides as much as you could want—quality theatre at Bristol Old Vic or the Bristol Hippodrome, comedy clubs such as Jongleurs, a music scene that is beyond belief by any standards, and a range of performance and multimedia venues including Colston Hall. The city also offers a healthy variety traditional pubs, trendy eateries, excellent restaurants, and some award-winning cocktail bars too.
For the sports enthusiast, the city has plenty of events going on, and you can just as easily grab a bike or some walking boots, and head out to some of the most impressive landscapes in Britain. For fun with the kids, be sure to visit At-Bristol or Bristol Aquarium.
Bristol provides an extensive shopping experience that can truly cater for all your requirements. The commercial heart of the city, the £500 million Cabot Circus, is the place to go for high street names and big brands, it is just along from Bristol Shopping Quarter. Whiteladies Road is home to BBC Bristol, and Clifton Village. It is also worth visiting the highly praised St Nicholas Market in the centre of the city and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is the best place to go if you want some out of town retail therapy. Gloucester Road has the largest number of privately owned businesses in the UK. It is the backbone of the city, and is home to shops, bars, and restaurants, that you may not see anywhere else.
For housing advice from our Local Authority visit Bristol Housing Website, or visit Rightmove. There are affordable rental and shared ownership schemes, provided by the Knightstone Housing Association.
Bristol provides a good choice of state schools and private schools. If you want to know more about primary schools, or further and higher education, then click here. We also have close partnerships with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.
University Hospitals Bristol could not be easier to find, because our hospitals are right in the heart of the city. Courtesy buses run between our sites, and we are more than happy to offer help with bus passes and rail season tickets. We also provide facilities for bicycles too, but tend to limit parking spaces, and priority is given to those who need them the most.
Bristol also has some high quality rail and motorway networks that link directly to London. If you want to go even further, the city is home to one of the country’s fastest growing international airports.
For more information about travelling to and around Bristol visit Bristol’s Transport Website.