Bristol Student Guide

Posted at: 1:31 pm,  09/02/2016


Located in the south-west of England, Bristol has an estimated population of 450,000 according to the most recent figures. It’s at the very forefront of creative arts, electronics and aerospace industries.


There are a handful of museums around Bristol for those looking for an element of culture including Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (Courses available – Art degree), The Georgian House Museum, The Red Lodge Museum, Blaise Castle House Museum and the rather strange but oddly compelling MShed.

As Bristol is at the forefront of the creative arts, it’s only right that the city honour that most prevalent of art forms in the form of cinemas, there are a number of cinemas in Bristol including; Showcase Cinema De Lux, Cineworlds and finally Scott Cinemas – The Orpheus Cinema.

Famous people to have come from Bristol include; JK Rowling, Lee Evans, Damien Hirst, Russell Howard, Banksy and Massive Attack.


Bristol boasts a nightlife that is almost second to none, the nightclubs and pubs around the city remain some of the most sought-after in the UK, which why students at Bristol based universities as one of the best universities for nightlife.

First up, we have PRYZM which is renowned for its cool vibes, inviting atmosphere and for it’s Saturday tradition of Mambos, you’ll have to go there to find out more!

Next up is a very cool bar by the name of The Pitcher and Piano, which is located deep in the city. It’s a venue with chilled vibes and cool music.

Located on the Mud Dock is another strange addition to our list but something we know you’ll love is the boat/bar (Yes, you read that correctly) Thekla, which is a mixture of a bar, restaurant and grill. This again has to be visited before you believe it!


Bristol has hosts some festivals that are held every year including Bristol Beer Week, which is similar to the Beer Festivals held up and down the UK. The Downs Festival and Bristol Biennial. These festivals are incredibly popular and feature a number of different musical styles and also give you a chance to learn a little more about Bristol.


Trains are regular at the various railway stations Bristol has, as well as working bus routes and something exclusive to Bristol called the MetroBus. Cycling is also encouraged, in fact, Bristol was named the UK’s first ever cycle city in 2008.

Delta Force Paintball

A great day out paintballing can go two ways; you and your mates on one team or to split up and get your mate back from that time they didn't buy you a drink! Group bookings and buying the paintballs in bulk will see your group saving some money!

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo allows you to see animals from all different parts of the world. You can sign up for different experiences; meet and greets and becoming a zoo keeper for the day and much more!

Cabot Circus Shopping Centre

This huge shopping centre is both indoor and outdoor, with a large variety of shops. Whether you want to splash out on some new clothes of just catch up with friends over some food or drink, you are more than covered here!