Everybody loves Bristol. Not only for its picturesque harbour, its Georgian streets, and its beautiful setting on the River Avon, but also for its lively music scene, world-class restaurants and beautiful countryside surroundings. Located in the south west of England, Bristol’s setting can only be described as idyllic.
Riverside views surrounded by rolling hills and the city’s very own 400 acres of parkland known as The Downs all do their bit to attract tourists in their thousands. Once here, visitors can expect a city that revels in its pre-Victorian heritage with plenty of Georgian squares, crescents and churches to feast your eyes on. And when you’re not gawping at the magnificent buildings, you’ll no doubt be down at the trendy harbour checking out the bars, restaurants cafes and museums.
One of London's biggest fitness trends hits the West Country. Hidden, as many of the best things in Bristol are, in the basement of an impressive Clifton house, barrecore's brand new studio boasts a jam-packed timetable of dance-based fitness designed to lengthen and strengthen your body. Complete with motivational quotes and mirrored walls to help you do some serious sculpting, it's the perfect way to prep for a night at some of our fave cocktail bars just along the road.
Get a proper taste of Bristol's vibrant foodie scene with a guided tour around the city's culinary highlights. Featuring everything from the best rated restaurants in the centre to hidden gems down cobbled streets, the tour combines history with eateries, feeding both mind and body.
Bath's favourite shoe designer Chantal Pilon has made the leap over to Bristol, opening a pop-up shop in Quakers Friars this summer. Chanii B has become internationally renowned for its trend led and beautifully crafted footwear, leading the way with its bold and highly textured aesthetic. We can't help but drool over this season's iridescent shoes and accessories; with everything from sandals to brogues, it's definitely justifiable to invest in the whole collection to see you through the summer. chaniibshoes.com
Just a ten minute train ride stands between you and a week-long celebration of all things fashionable, as Bath in Fashion returns for another year. Expect a stellar line-up of talks, events and catwalk shows, featuring the likes of Erdem and Zandra Rhodes. www.bathinfashion.co.uk
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