A buzzing city right on your doorstep
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
At the heart of Bristol's harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts. It has a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, artist's performance, music and dance events, poetry and book readings, talks, lectures and cinema. Visit www.arnolfini.org.uk for more information.
Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL, UK
College Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA, UK
Brandon Hill Park, Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR
Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill
Set in the serene parkland of Brandon Hill, Cabot Tower is a 105ft building constructed in 1897 which gives amazing panoramic views of Bristol and its Harbourside. For opening times and more information, visit www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-parks-sports-culture/brandon-hill
Bristol's Music Scene
Whatever your taste in music, Bristol will have something for you. Bristol's O2 Academy and Colston Hall are the city's largest venues, whilst slightly smaller venues, attracting an eclectic mix of music, include The Old Duke, The Exchange and the former cargo ship Thekla. With bands performing daily across the many bars across the city, live music is never too far away!
Litfield Road, Bristol, BS8 3LT
The Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave sits above the Avon Gorge offering superb views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the city of Bristol. Orgininally built in 1766, it stands as an iconic piece of English heritage and is definitely worth a visit. For more information, visit www.cliftonobservatory.com
The Restaurant Scene
Beech House is located just off bustling Whiteladies Road, which offers an array of tasty eateries, from cosy cafes to fine dining experiences. Whether you're after sushi, tapas, pizza or pub food, you're sure to find what you're looking for either along Whiteladies Road or in the vicinity. Cotham Hill is worth a visit and buzzing with independent restaurants.
The Shopping Scene
There is a huge range of shopping options along vibrant Whiteladies Road - which is just moments away from Beech House. If you're keen to dine in then you might fancy popping along to COOK Clifton, which promises food for your freezer 'made like you would at home'. Alternatively, there are plenty of places to stock up with essentials, with Waitrose and Sainsbury’s both half a mile away. Beech House is also only a 5-minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Clifton Triangle and Park Street.
Bristol's Theatre Scene
Clifton is home to a variety of independent theatres, including Redgrave Theatre and the more intimate Alma Tavern & Theatre just a stone's throw from Beech House. A short walk into town takes you to Bristol Hippodrome, which is one of the country's top provincial theatres, staging major West End and Broadway productions, and Bristol Old Vic, which is the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK.
Clifton Village is a charming suburb of Bristol with elegant Georgian terraces, tucked away from the hubbub of city life. Come and explore the many fascinating things the village has to offer, from events, dining experiences and independent shops to must-see gardens, beautiful walks and secret hideaways, not to mention the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5UH
Once a busy dock where sailors and merchants would trade goods and set sail for voyages of discovery, Bristol's Harbourside is now an attractive, modern hub filled with restaurants, bars and shops. The area is alive with the buzz of Sunday markets, waterside restaurants and bars and a whole host of sports and activities including yachting, paddle boarding, cycling and rowing.
Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2BJ
Fancy a spot of relaxation? The Lido, just a two minute walk away from Beech House, has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool with an award-winning restaurant, tapas bar and spa. It is one of the oldest surviving lidos in the UK, allowing all year round swimming. Visit www.lidobristol.com to find out more.