Posted on December 21, 2017
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Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life!

Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:

Entertainment

Need to unwind after a long week?

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Museums

Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery established in 1823 is a museum and art gallery. The museum is situated in Clifton. As part of Bristol Culture it runs with no entrance fee. The museum includes sections on natural history as well as local, national and international archaeology.
  • The Red Lodge Museum is a historic house museum in Bristol. The original building was Elizabethan, and construction began in 1579--1580. The main additional building phases are from the 1730s and the early 19th century. The Red Lodge is a free museum.
  • SS Great Britain is a museum ship and former passenger steamship, which was advanced for her time. She was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854 and also the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic. The ship is 322 ft in length and has a 3,400-ton displacement.

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Theatres

Attend a concert or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Theatre Royal, the oldest continually-operating theatre in the English speaking world, was built during 1764--66 on King Street. In 2012 the theatre complex completed the first phase of refurbishment, that provided up to ten flexible performance spaces, Theatre Royal auditorium is the main theatre in the complex.
  • Bristol Hippodrome is a theatre located in The Centre, Bristol. It frequently features West End theatre shows when they tour the UK, as well as regular visits by Welsh National Opera and an annual pantomime. The theatre was opened on 16 December 1912.
  • Colston Hall is a concert hall on Colston Street, Bristol. The hall opened for the purpose of being a concert venue in 1867. It then became a popular place for classical music and theatre. Through the years, wrestling matches were frequent and it developed into one of the biggest rock music venues in Britain.
  • Tobacco Factory Theatres is located on the first floor of the Tobacco Factory building on the corner of North Street and Raleigh Road, Southville in Bristol. The theatre itself is a studio-style space, and programmes includes classic and contemporary theatre, comedy, dance, puppetry, film, opera, music and family shows.
  • Wickham Theatre is a studio theatre owned by Bristol University in Bristol. Students in all years engage in performances exploring forms and expressions in several theatrical traditions including experimental contemporary practice. The theatre is home to a regular programme of international visiting performers and companies.

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Sports

Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of Bristol.

  • Ashton Gate Stadium opened in 1887 is a stadium in Ashton Gate, Bristol, and is the home of Bristol City F.C. and Bristol Rugby. Located in the south-west of the city, just south of the River Avon. Apart from football the stadium also hosts rugby matches and music concerts.
  • Memorial Stadium, is a sports arena in Bristol. It is dedicated to the memory of local rugby union players of the city killed during the First World War. From its foundation in 1921 until moving to Ashton Gate in 2014 the Memorial Ground was the home to Bristol Rugby.
  • Bristol County Ground established in 1889 is a senior cricket venue in Bristol. It is in the district of Ashley Down. The ground is home to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

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Festivals

Lights, Street Performers and Art.. Bristol has it all!

  • Brisfest, Bristol's underground electronic music festival. Held every year during the month of July the event celebrates the best of Bristol's home-grown musical talent and will involve 15 venues hosting 15 hours of music.
  • Bristol Harbour Festival is a festival held annually, it celebrates the city's maritime heritage and the importance of Bristol's docks and harbour. Activities including live music, street performances, fireworks and a variety of other live entertainments, are held on or near the waterfront of Bristol Harbour.
  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held every year in England. Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to the site and participate in mass lift-off's where as many as 100 balloons may launch at a time.The event was first held in 1979.
  • Upfest is Europe's largest, free, street art & graffiti festival. throughout Bedminster & Southville, Bristol from 29th-31st July. Over 300 artists from 30 countries. The artists paint live on 30,000 sqft of surfaces, across 35 venues. There's also art sales, workshops and music stages.

Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, in North Somerset. Since opening in 1864, it has been a toll bridge and also used as a backdrop to several films and television advertising and programmes.
  • St. Mary Redcliffe is an Anglican parish church located in the Redcliffe district of Bristol. The church building was constructed from the 12th to the 15th centuries, and it has been a place of Christian worship for over 900 years. The church is renowned for the beauty of its Gothic architecture.
  • Cabot Tower is a tower in Bristol, situated in a public park on Brandon Hill, between the city centre, Clifton and Hotwells. The tower was built in the 1890s to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the journey of John Cabotfrom Bristol to land which later became Canada.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Falafel King is a middle eastern restaurant at Queen Square. It has a price range of under £10 for one person. Open from 9:30 am --- 6:30 pm Monday - Friday and remains shut on the weekend.
  • Pieminister is an inexpensive British cafe at St Nicholas Market serves speciality pies from 10:00 am --- 5:00 pm on all days but Sunday.
  • The Gourmet Sandwich Club serves Sandwiches under £10 at Stokes Croft. It is operational only on Friday's from 12:30 pm --- 2:00 pm.
  • Spice Up Your Life is an Indian restaurant at Nicholas Market. One person can have a full meal here at under £10.
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen at Glass Walk serves burgers and fast food for really reasonable prices. This joint is open from 12:00 pm --- 10:00 pm on all days of the week.

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Coffeehouses

These coffee houses will make you forget Starbucks.

  • Small St Espresso at Small Street
  • Playground Coffee House at St Nicholas Street
  • Cafe Kino at Stokes Croft
  • Philpotts at Marsh Street
  • Coffee Beach at Broad Quay

Shopping

Fresh and trending!

Drugstores

These drugstores have several branches in and around Bristol, visit their websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Boots Stores
  • Cooperative Pharmacy
  • Lloyds Pharmacy

Convenience Stores (Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Bristol for these stores.

  • Waitrose
  • Tesco
  • Sainsburys Supermarkets

Clothing (women & men)

  • Primark at The Horsefair
  • Topshop/Topman at Brigstowe St
  • Marcruss Stores at Hotwells Road
  • Hunting Gold at Nicholas Market

Convenience

We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

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Laundromats

Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Soap Suds at Wells Road
  • Kingsway Laundry at Kingsway
  • The Clean Bean Launderette at Gloucester Road
  • Staffords at North Street
  • Whites Launderette at Church Road

Food Delivery

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