Review Breakdown

Transport
Nights Out
Shopping
Eating Out
Value for Money
Entertainment

Reviews

Anonymous

The city of Bristol is full of life, energy and happy vibes. All the people seem utterly friendly. Best of all is the food, as it appears Bristol is a city with all the best Burger places to offer! So much choice and such unique ideas. But one of the best parts about Bristol is that you can walk 10 minutes out of the city and be in peace. Field upon field and surrounded by trees and morning dew, which is ideal for those who are true country girls at heart. All of these reasons are why Bristol is my favourite place to be in the UK.

Anonymous

In short: Fun, vibrant and dynamic There's always something to do in Bristol. Love nature? There's plenty of green space within the city. Feeling cultural? Museums and historic sites are plenty. You've got the ultimate photogenic spot at the clifton observatory as well. Fancy a night out? You're spoiled for choice. From the smaller, local acts to big MCs and DJs passing through the city, Bristol is blessed with an incredible night life. As you can tell, I love this city.

Anonymous

Bristol is the encapsulation of the meaning of diversity. It is a multi-cultured city without any doubts, partially due to the presence of two universities, which means more international people coming to it. Moreover, there's a lot of freedom in the sense that you can really express yourself, your style and the way you think, which is great. More generally speaking, it is a calm city. The community itself is pretty friendly. It is obviously smaller than cities as London, but still it offers a lot I would say especially if you are looking for careers in IT and finance. When it comes to shopping and necessities, it is pretty centralised I think. If you need something, you have to go to the centre necessarily or order online. When it comes to entertainment , it's pretty interesting as a city, you can always find something to do, there are always events and markets going on during the whole week. As regards the nightlife, you can a wide variety of pubs and clubs, some cheaper than others. Most of them are really good for a night out with friends. And when it comes to food, you have the embarrassment of choosing from different restaurants with different cuisines. In case you are craving more than one cosmo and za za bazaar are the place for you. Last point, the transport in the city though is really bad, always late and never punctual.

Anonymous

Bristol is a vibrant city with lots of different and unique areas which I've loved exploring! There are so many great places to eat, even if it is a little expensive.

Sarah Pope

Bristol is the place to be. Great city- fab theatres, myriad of restaurants, happening clubs all in an air of sophistication. The place to be!

Anonymous

Vibrant and student friendly city. Less crowded than London. If you like some greenery then this is the place to be. Lovely attractions such as the harbourside and the suspension bridge. Cute little cafes to have a nice breakfast or brunch. Prices are reasonably fair on nights out or in restaurants.

Anonymous

there is very good shopping and lots of restaurants to eat at, the nights out are also amazing. Bristol is an amazing place to live and it's fairly good value for money!

Anonymous

Great city, lots of nice local places to eat and drink and lots of independent shops. There is lots going on in Bristol with events such as festivals, markets etc happening most weekends. It is easy to get to green spaces with lots of nice areas to visit for walks nearby. Living costs are higher than other cities but in my opinion it is worth it.

Anonymous

Bristol definitely has the food section covered. There are loads of places to dine and have coffee. Something for everyone. Nights out in Bristol are good too. Loads of bars to have drinks at! The music scene at the clubs tends to mostly be rave/house music. Everyone now and then they have dancehall/bashment/reggaeton nights but they are rare. Most clubs have a r&b room which ends up playing top 40 music 3hrs in so that's a bit disappointing. The outskirts of Bristol i.e Filton don't have as many restaurants of delivery options for takeout available despite having a university there. Overall Bristol is great but there's always room for improvement.

Anonymous

Bristol is a wonderful city, especially students. It is vibrant city that's full of life. It has a wide variety of restraurants as well as lots of activities.

Anonymous

Bristol is a lively city with nice people and just about everything you need. Its not too crowded like london but not boring either! theres a huge nightlife scene because it's a university student city. Theres also shopping and like i said, everything you need. Great restaurants also however, theres a lack of halal restaurants for the muslims here. Bristol is hilly, so its good exercise as well!

Anonymous

Decent clubs, can be a glam or dressed down night. Loads of shopping and plenty of restaurants, pubs and bars too. Easy access transport, always something to do.

Anonymous

Nights out in Bristolarw brilliant, the food restaurants are good my personal favourite is za za bazar and the shopping is good

Anonymous

I am an Erasmus student living in Bristol and it has been by far a great choice. It's a vibrant and super artistic city. You can't get bored in here because there are tons of things to do : concerts, art exhibitions, theme parties, cool cafes, vintage stores...And when the sun is out, omg, that's another level!!

Anonymous

Bristol is a diverse and vibrant city. It is a brilliant city that caters well for students from the investment into new student accommodation to the variety of clubs such as Motion which is the 16th best in the world. The biggest shortfalls of Bristol are the extortionate prices for private rent, the unreliability of public transport and the traffic congestion, particularly in the city centre and on the M32 in and out of Bristol.

Anonymous

I was initially reluctant to live in Bristol, having hoped to move to London. Having been here for just under 2 months now, I love it here. Cabot circus has loads of shops, notably pull and bear and monki, offering student-friendly clothing prices whilst being in fashion. Bristol night life is also good fun - having not been out before moving here, I've been to Thekla, Omg, Lizard lounge and mbargo so far and they are all very diverse, so there's something for everyone! Also the spoons' are all great - sometimes does take a while to get served but the staff do work hard. Cribbs causeway is also good for shopping and food - there is something for everyone. There is so much more of Bristol for me to explore, but going to see the Clifton suspension bridge has been a highlight so far! Theres so much going on here, I don't feel like I'm missing out on London life as I think Bristol is up and coming!! (Also uber is a huge perk of living here - super quick and efficient, and reasonably priced!) ((Busses can be hit and miss, sometimes just decide not to turn up - I have also been charged adult rather than student on more than one occasion when I'd had a couple drinks - when with showing a student ID))

Anonymous

Bristol is a good city. People are friendly and always willing to help. City is clean and green . The parks are amazing and perfect place to go during the summer . There're a lot of store every where and very convenient to get anything at anytime.

Anonymous

Nightlife is incredible, people are friendly. Make sure to check out stokes croft and Gloucester Road for some non gentrified gems. The shopping is brilliant in Cabot, broadmead, park street, whiteladies and Clifton. Some of the clubs can be a bit pricey but student deals keep the cost down and allow for better pre's anyway

Anonymous

Bristol is an incredibly fun place to live. There's so much going on and so many different areas to explore but all within a short distance. There's something for everyone here.

Anonymous

GURT LUSH! Bristol is an amazing night out and lots to do in the day. With a nice overall atmosphere day and night you always feel welcomed into the city. Lots of beautiful sights and historical landmarks to visit you can never get bored

Anonymous

Great student city, fun nights out. Lots of busses. Lots of shopping and people. Good fun all year round. Cheap cinema at odean. Good food. Good drinking. Good Christmas market. Busy all year round. Good universities.

Anonymous

Bristol attracts tourists from all over the world, yet it doesn't feel like a commercially touristic place. Woven through the city are historic monuments, vibrant shopping spaces and plenty of green spaces which the locals grace daily.

Anonymous

Very vibrant city with amazing nightlife - something for everyone. Never really feel unsafe on a night out. Lots of historical sites, banksy, beautiful buildings etc Good shopping available with Cabot circus providing a wide range of shops. Good selection of restaurants with various options - plenty of vegetarian and vegan places. Downside is that there are lots of homeless people, and not much seems to be done to help them. It is also an expensive city to live in.

Anonymous

Bristol is one of the best places to live full stop, I'm lucky to have always lived here, but so many students that come here say how great it is and how they never want to leave. There's so much to do, and you never get bored with the sheer amount of entertainment around. The food, both from local places and from chains is incredible, there's tons of shopping opportunities, from Cabot Circus to Cribbs Causeway, and everywhere inbetween, it's just a fantastic place to be. Value for money is excellent for the experience you get here, and I couldn't imagine anywhere else as home.