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Pocket Guide to Bristol

Bristol and Clifton Suspension Bridge

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