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Bristol City Centre
Bristol

Cabot Circus Shopping Centre featuring shopping and street scenes as well as a small group of people

The beating heart of Bristol is packed with stunning architectural landmarks, shopping districts, centuries-old pubs and live music venues.

Experience the infectious energy of the biggest city in South West England at Bristol City Centre. This is the bustling business, commercial and entertainment district spread along the northern banks of the New Cut of the River Avon. Admire landmark buildings in Bristol City Centre, enjoy superb shopping experiences, sample cuisine from around the world and delve into a vibrant nightlife scene.

Discover medieval monuments, such as The Guildhall, Old Council House and St. Nicholas Church, while wandering the streets of Bristol Old City. The Walled City Walk follows the course of the old city walls, takes in 25 notable sights and highlights 900 years of city history. Browse the quirky stalls at St. Nicholas Market, set inside a Georgian-era arcade. Nearby King Street is known for its microbreweries and traditional inns.

Head to the Bristol Shopping Quarter, where more than 500 retail outlets, cafés and restaurants await. Broadmead, Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and The Galleries are home to dozens of popular high street brands. The Arcade is a covered alley and the place to find independent traders. A short walk away, cobblers, dressmakers, galleries and music shops line the streets of the Christmas Steps Art Quarter.

There are entertainment attractions to suit all ages in the neighborhood. Watch West End musicals and pantomimes at Bristol Hippodrome and theater shows at Bristol Old Vic. World-famous music acts take to the stage at Colston Hall and the O2 Academy. Experience the ambiance of historic pubs such as the 400-year-old The Hatchet.

When you need a break, sit on the lawns of College Green and gaze in awe at the grandiose Bristol City Hall and Bristol Cathedral. Get back into shopping mode on Park Street, which is also a great vantage point for viewing Banksy’s Graffiti on Frogmore Street.

Reach Bristol City Centre by traveling to Bristol coach station and Bristol Temple Meads railway station. The compact and flat streets lend themselves to exploring on foot. Drivers can use one of several metered car parks in the area.


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Top hotels in Bristol City Centre

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
Broad Street, Bristol, England
The price is £48 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Located in Bristol City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St Nicholas Market, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, and O2 Academy. University ...
3.6/5Good! (975 reviews)
"Second time we have stayed here love the location, also has parking. Staff are helpful and friendly. We will stay again."

Reviewed on 22 May 2021

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel
4 out of 5
Prince Street, Bristol, England
The price is £85 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Located in Bristol City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. We The Curious and St Nicholas ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (972 reviews)

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

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Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
4 out of 5
2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, England
The price is £81 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
Located in Bristol City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Castle Park and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and St Nicholas ...
4.2/5Excellent! (989 reviews)
"Hotel was very nice and clean. Staff very friendly and helpful"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
53-55 Corn St, Bristol, England
The price is £147 per night from 19 Jul to 19 Jul
Located in Bristol City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Baldwin Street and St Nicholas Market. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and O2 Academy are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (497 reviews)
"Staff were excellent and very helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Bar and restaurant staff friendly and attentive. We couldn’t get through to reception. Massage was ok but not special. Building needs some attention."

Reviewed on 25 May 2021

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol
4 out of 5
Exchange Ave, off St Nicholas Street, Bristol, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Located in Bristol City Centre, this guesthouse is steps away from Baldwin Street and St Nicholas Market. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and O2 Academy are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (638 reviews)
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"Compact, small room but functional, very central"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Brooks Guesthouse Bristol
SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
4 out of 5
Central Quay South, Bristol, England
Located in Bristol City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is steps away from Baldwin Street and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. O2 Academy and St Nicholas ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (217 reviews)
"Apartment was lovely. Staff were friendly and we had a good break."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

SACO Bristol - Broad Quay
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