Home to one of the successful universities in the UK, Bristol buzzes all year round with students and young professionals hungry to kick-start their careers and soak up all that this great city has to offer.
Having opened in 2017, the Bristol office is our newest office, but it is expected that it will grow to quickly become one of Barnett Waddingham’s largest offices. It is in the perfect location in the city centre, a ten minute walk away from Temple Meads train station, and surrounded by places to visit at lunch or at the end of a day’s work.
For lunch, you can visit one of the many neighbouring restaurants or cafes or enjoy the vibrant and quirky ambience at St Nicholas’ market place, the oldest and best loved market in Bristol. The popular St Nick’s bursts at the seams every lunchtime with friends meeting up to explore the 60 stalls at the indoor market or to enjoy the freshest produce available in the city at the Street Food Market and Bristol Farmers’ & Producers’ Market which pop up a couple of days a week. If shopping is your thing, Cabot Circus and the Galleries are just around the corner with over 150 shops including Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser. In the summer, Queen Square and Castle Park are nearby to offer a quiet place to sit or stroll and enjoy the sunshine.
There is no end to what you can do and see in Bristol but its culture, nightlife, and festivals are where to start. You can visit Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the once longest passenger ship in the world and now a fascinating maritime museum. If you like musicals, ballet, concerts or comedians, Bristol Hippodrome will not disappoint hosting shows including Wicked and The Lion King and comedians including Michael McIntyre and Kevin Bridges. If you’d be interested in tickling your taste buds with some of the West Country’s finest scrumpy cider then there’s no better place to do so than The Apple, a converted Dutch barge in the heart of the city, or the bustling old pubs and microbreweries on the popular 17th-century cobblestone King Street, where you can enjoy live music every night of the week and the annual Jazz Festival. Bristol Harbour Festival and Love Saves the Day are just two of the many other opportunities to appreciate the city’s musical and performance roots, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. But the event that tops all the rest is the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, an experience truly unique to Bristol, with over 130 hot air balloons flying the skies over the course of four days with the renowned nightglow and firework finale closing the show.
Other notable attractions can be found in the beautiful suburb of Bristol, Clifton Village, and include Brunel’s iconic Suspension Bridge and Bristol Zoo Gardens, which together with elegant boutiques, quaint cafes, the Lido Spa and the Downs provide the perfect contrast to city-living.
Bristol also has a lot to offer in the way of sport, stimulated recently by the development of Ashton Gate, home of championship football team, Bristol City. In the 2017/18 season, the stadium hosted several sell-out crowds, most notably against premier league giants’ Manchester United and Manchester City and this looks like just the beginning as the stadium prepares to welcome premiership rugby. Amongst others, Bristol also celebrates the success of Bristol Rovers Football Club, Bristol Flyers Basketball, Bristol City Women’s Football and Bristol Ladies Rugby.