Before you go
Read: Three of Angela Carter’s early novels from her Bristol Trilogy, highlighting a side of the city many will not know.
Watch: Not set in Bristol, but Banksy’s documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is a great introduction to one of the city’s most famous sons.
Listen: Massive Attack and Portishead, two examples of trip-hop, a genre that was born in Bristol.
When you’re there
Eat: Head to St Nicholas Market to sample food from around the world in tiny cafés.
Drink: The Old Duke, where live jazz draws a packed crowd every evening.
Sleep: Number Thirty Eight in upmarket Clifton boasts a brilliant roof terrace that offers views across the city, all set within a beautiful Georgian house. Also recommended, SACO Bristol – Broad Quay, which overlooks the city’s historic harbour, and theRadisson Blu Hotel Bristol