The city of Bristol is made up of a series of districts and areas, each with its own unique character and charm. With so much to see, do and experience in Bristol, it can sometimes be difficult to find all that you need to know before or even during your visit. With this in mind, we’ve created About Bristol: an in-depth and informative guide to the city, its people and the surrounding areas.
Banksy Walking Tour Banksy is now a world-famous artist, whose work has sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds. But once, he was just another kid on the streets of Bristol with a can of spray paint in his hands. As a result, some of his earliest work is hidden around the city, and spotting it is an absolute must for fans of his work. Born in Bristol in 1974, Banksy was involved in the wave of street art that took Bristol by storm in the 1980s. Throughout the follwing decades, his work has cropped up in London, LA and New York, and of course, in his home town of Bristol. In 2009, Banksy held a spectacular homecoming, when under complete confidentiality, he overtook Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for an exhibition that saw crowds queueing for hours on end for a glimpse of his work.
See it for yourself:
We've listed some of Banksy's most famous Bristol works, which together make for a great self-guided walking tour of the city. With plenty of stops to sample some of the bars, cafes and resaurants the city has to offer, it's a day of culture, Bristol fashion.
The Chocolate Festival returns to Bristol. This year, as well as a new location, it will be at Brunel’s Old Station, it will have a completely new range of indulgent things to do. It’s a chance for chocoholics to not only discover the best and newest artisan chocolates, but also to indulge their senses in Britain’s first celebration of its kind. This year it includes the following new elements: - Tasting Lounge with Seventy%: Thrill your taste buds on a journey of discovery guided by world-renowned chocolate expert Martin Christy. - The Cocoa Spa with Hotel Chocolat: Soothe your senses with luxurious cocoa butter beauty treatments. - The Chocolate Café: Kick back and relax with your friends while you sip the creamiest hot chocolate in town. - Brownie Trail: Join the fun quest to hunt down the best ever chocolate brownie. - Health Zone: Try delicious free-from and raw chocolate and discover its many surprising health benefits. - The Chocolate Market: Discover Britain’s top artisan chocolate companies all conveniently showcased under one roof. It’s an amazing and decadent day out with friends or family. Time: 10am - 6pm Tickets: £5 General Admission, £15 Tasting Ticket (includes general admission, the Best Brownie Ever trail and one session at The Tasting Lounge)