The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Bristol

Bristol Insights
Crime Rate in Bristol
Living and Working in Bristol
Schools in Bristol
Why is Bristol so popular
Shopping in Bristol
Top things to do in Bristol

Bristol Insights

Not only has Bristol been named as one of the most inspiring and best places to live in the UK, it has also been ranked top 10 cities in the world to visit in the past. Although it is rich with historical landmarks and places to visit, it is very modern with lots of trendy shopping centres, different bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

The Crime Rate in Bristol

Having been ranked as the UK’s second safest city in 2018, Bristol’s crime rate is low and is considered a safe place to live in. It is popular with families, students, and young professionals.

Living and Working in Bristol

Bristol is a great place to live in due to its many outdoor areas and public places that are loved by all ages which form a huge part of the city. Bristol is a very culturally mixed city, which reflects the city’s vibes. That being said, it is one of the most expensive cities in the UK.

Bristol has a very good employment rate. The financial sector in Bristol is the 3rd largest compared to all UK cities. Some of Bristol’s well known industries are vehicles, petroleum products, and timber.

Schools in Bristol

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School and Whitehall Primary School are very popular with “Outstanding” Ofsted ratings. Cathedral Primary School and Wansdyke Primary School are also very popular with “Good” Ofsted ratings. Montpelier High School and Redland Green School have an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating whereas Oasis Academy John Williams and St Bede’s Catholic College have a “Good” Ofsted rating and are amongst the well-known Secondary Schools in Bristol.

In fact, Bristol is well known for being a student city due to its two main big universities shaping a huge part of it.

University of Bristol

Ranked in the top 10 UK universities and consistently in the world’s top 100 universities, the University of Bristol attracts many students each year. The schools and faculties in the university are Arts, Engineering, Health Sciences, Science, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, and Law.

University of West England Bristol (UWE)

UWE has ranked 21st in the Guardian League Table, with various study options offered, including professional development and degree apprenticeships apart from all undergraduate, postgraduate, and international courses/studies.

 

Why is Bristol so popular?

What makes Bristol very popular is that it is very varied and there are lots of activates you can do for fun here. From its architecture to its historical landmarks and involvement in arts and sciences, Bristol is popular for unique activities that you can’t get anywhere else, such as the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

Shopping in Bristol

Bristol is very popular with shopping centres and popular brand names and retailers. Bristol Shopping Quarter is very popular, followed by Cabot Circus, which is everyone’s favourite due to its facilities, including shops, big brand names, offices, cinema, hotel, and apartments. The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is also popular with large department stores and its food halls with restaurants. The Clifton Arcade is a further option for jewellery shops and art pop ups.

Hotels in Bristol

Premier Inn Bristol City Centre – very reasonable prices and many facilities provided; very unique for its location if you are visiting the city for pleasure as it is located in the heart of the city.

Ibis Bristol Centre – located very close to the Harbourside area, which is one of Bristol’s landmarks; suitable for both pleasure and business purpose travels.

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel – popular with its beautiful scenery views, the hotel is 10 minutes walking from the Bristol Temple Meads train station, which is a perfect option if you are travelling by transportation.

Top places to visit in Bristol

  1. Brunel’s SS Great Britain
  2. Clifton Suspension Bridge
  3. Cabot Tower
  4. We The Curious
  5. M Shed
  6. Bristol Ferry Boats
  7. Bristol Museum Art & Gallery
  8. Bristol Zoo Gardens
  9. Bristol City Docks
  10. Ashton Court Estate

Top places to eat in Bristol

  1. The Chefs Table
  2. Pipal Tree Restaurant
  3. Coronation Curry House
  4. Curry House
  5. Turtle Bay – Bristol Cheltenham Road
  6. Veeno Bristol
  7. Pasture
  8. Palomar Fish House & Bar
  9. Mugshot Restaurants
  10. Brewers Fayre

Bristol FAQs:

Where is the hospital in Bristol?

The Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital is the main private hospital in Bristol. A wide range of services is offered, including private GP appointments and Women and Men’s Health Clinics.

Southmead Hospital is the main government hospital in Bristol, offering an emergency department that is operating 24 hours for any emergencies.

What is the closest airport to Bristol?

Bristol has its own airport, Bristol Airport (BRS); the second closest airport to Bristol is Birmingham (BHX).

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References:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/48-hours-in/bristol-best-place-to-live-uk-48-hours-clifton-banksy-stokes-croft-graffiti-suspension-bridge-a7641781.html

https://www.cv-library.co.uk/career-advice/start/location-guides/bristol/

https://admissionsday.co.uk/area/bristol-city-of

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g186220-Bristol_England.html