Globally renowned for his unique spin on politics and society, which he expressed through his dark humour-themed graffiti, Banksy was most likely born in Bristol sometime in the 1970s, although nobody's really sure! Today, the Banksy Graffiti Frogmore Street is a key part of Bristol's Banksy Walking Tour, a self-guided route where you can see many of this artists' greatest works. It's also close to a good range of hotels and restaurants, and just moments from the Bristol Hippodrome and the 19th century Cabot Tower on Brandon Hill.
More About Banksy Graffiti Frogmore Street
Purposely graffitied adjacent to a sexual health clinic, The Banksy Graffiti Frogmore Street mural, known as 'Well Hung Lover', is next to historic Park Street, which has been the city's main thoroughfare since the 18th Century. It features a naked man dangling from a window sill, and another man and woman peering through an open window, clearly unaware of the person just inches beneath them.
Where to Stay near Banksy Graffiti Frogmore Street
For deluxe accommodation nearby, try the Radisson Blu Hotel on Broad Quay, or choose the very affordable Ibis Bristol Centre on Explore Lane. Whichever hotel you choose in the city, you'll normally benefit from WiFi access so you'll always be able to stay in touch with friends and family via e-mail, social media or Skype. Some hotels also have rooms with en-suite bathrooms and free toiletries, and others may provide in-room tea- and coffee-making facilities for your convenience.
Close to the Wills Memorial Building
At the end of Park Street (and very close to the Banksy Graffiti Frogmore Street) is the Wills Memorial Building, a spectacular Gothic Revival building completed in the 1920s. It's at the heart of the University of Bristol, and appears more like a medieval building than an early 20th century creation. It's regularly used for special events such as graduation ceremonies, and is a venue for the university's earth sciences and law departments.
An affordable place to stay nearby is the YHA Bristol Hotel on Narrow Quay, which has well-appointed rooms, meeting facilities, and WiFi in all public areas.