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24 hours in the Bristol

Do you have 24 hours in Bristol? In addition to the beaches in Cornwall or the sunny summer set, Bristol is often forgotten and the city is a unique place for music, design and art. Check out the graffiti-studded buildings(many from the world-famous street artist Banksy) and visit trendy studios, alongside vintage clothing stores and art cinemas. There is even a music event in Bristol that could take place smoothly in New Orleans.

Here are my tips on how to see and experience as much as possible of "Brizzle" in 24 hours:

10:00 clifton suspension bridge
After a relaxing night (this is crucial) head to the highest point of Clifton Village to quickly snap a photo of the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning the River Avon before breakfast.

11:00 brunch at rosmarino
Finally time for food! Enjoy a brunch at Rosmarino (or a late breakfast, should you not have had time for an emergency croissant). The Italian restaurant, on the corner of Clifton Road and York Place, just minutes from the bustling center of Clifton Village, has the best "colazioni" (breakfast) in the city. Brunch is served from 9am to 3pm, so even late risers do not have to starve to death.

12:30 museum spaces
Ready with food? Then walk across York Place to the Clifton Triangle at the end of Park Street and head into the imposing Wills Memorial Building to stroll through the Bristol Museum. There you can admire treasures from all over the world. It gets even better: The Bristol Art Gallery is just above it. You can also take a bus and visit the M Shed, Bristol's newest museum and pay homage to the city's rich cultural history - from prehistoric times to international trade that made Bristol world famous.

14:00 shopping on the gloucester road
You'll reach this super-long street by bus, passing some of the city's best-known street art works. Gloucester Road is the place where students, young people and trend-conscious people spend their time. Here you will find the largest number of independent retailers in the UK and many quirky boutiques, either with retro pieces or cutting-edge fashion. Grab a delicious sandwich in one of the many cute cafes and then browse the shops!

17:00 about the cabot circus
If you did not find what you were looking for on Gloucester Road, head to Cabot Circus. This shopping center opened its doors in the Broadmead shopping district just a few years ago and houses all the big chains in the clothing and lifestyle sector - from Apple to Urban Outfitters you'll find everything your heart desires. If you are already on the way there, be sure to stop by the newly renovated Bearpit.

19:00 it's dinner time! 
Bristol offers great dining options for every budget: try the fine cuisine of Bordeaux Quay in the Harborside District; authentic Indian food at the Thali Café in Clifton Village; or daring, British creations at Pieminster at Stoke's Croft or St Nick's Market.

21:00 dancing the night finish
your day at The Louisiana, one of the music hotspots in the UK. The bar looks like it's been relocated directly from New Orleans and has already had them all - from the Kings of Leon to the White Stripes to Bloc Party and Coldplay. They all performed at The Louisiana. So check it out and maybe you'll be watching the music stars of tomorrow as you dance through the night. Other options for revelers include the party boat Thekla, the ultra-alternative disco Lakota and The Lanes, a bowling alley bar club combination.

 

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