Last weekend D and I took a trip to Bristol for the weekend – it’s a city I’ve often visited for work, but haven’t had chance to explore fully
I certainly wasn’t disappointed – we had a fantastic few days wandering the districts of the city – each one quite different, but vibrant in there own way
Here’s a few snaps from the weekend, and a few places we happened across that I’d recommend…
Bristol is big on independent shops and eateries – especially in the Stokes Croft area of the city
While D flicked through vinyl, I went for an explore and within a few minutes came across a pop-up bakery, several design shops and a whole lot of welcoming cafes
There was also some fantastic, colourful graffiti – it’s not only Banksy who’s talented in Brizzle…
No visit to Bristol is complete without a trip to the Clifton Suspension Bridge – designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel
It’s located in the city’s oldest and most affluent neighbourhood – which also is home to loads of lovely indie stores!
We took a stroll across the bridge, were amazed by the camera obscura at the observatory, and then settled down to a lazy Sunday lunch (with mulled wine)
Shopping and eating…
Where we ate/drank…
- Falafel King – a food stand on the water edge – very filling, very tasty and very good value for money!
- The Tobacco Factory – huge portions of tapas and hearty stew with friends, followed by drinks – in a lively atmosphere
- The Mall – Sunday lunch (and a burger for D)
- The Small Street Espresso – these guys really know their coffee – delicious! (probably the best coffee I’ve had in the UK)
- Roll For The Soul – a veggie cafe and (push) bikers hang-out – brilliant roasted veg wrap!
Shops we loved…
- Idle Hands – specialist underground electronic music
- Rise – an indie music shop – with plenty of cool books and quirky fashion thrown in
- Something Else – a shop from my dreams – beautifully laid out paper and stationary – and they had the latest copy of my favourite magazine, Frankie!
Best fact of the weekend…
The mayor of Bristol ONLY wears red trousers…!
What we didn’t do…
Queue for hours, and hours, and hours to audition for the new Star Wars film!
I already can’t wait to go back again! Do you have any Brizzle recommendations?