Until recently, Bristol, England was best known for Banksy’s artistic graffiti and as the site of the hit-television show Skins. That’s starting to change, however, and the city is gaining notoriety across many fields.
Bristol, located in South West England a quick train ride from Wales and only two hours from London, has made quite a name for itself as one of the UK’s up-and-coming cities. It was a finalist for the European city of culture in 2008, named bike capital of the UK (despite having hills that rival San Francisco’s) and recently won the European Green Capital award.
The food scene is also undergoing rapid revitalization with new restaurants, cafes and casual eateries popping up on every street corner. Looking for posh smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with French pastries? Head to Bordeaux Quay. How about a creative cocktail? Don't miss Papji's!
From traditional British food to new British and international cuisine, Bristol has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Lace up those walking shoes, get ready to conquer Bristol’s steep hills and discover the surprising variety in this small city. Click through the slideshow to learn more!