things to do in bristol before you die

Bristol Things To Do

1. Ride on the Clifton Rocks Railway

2. Walk across the Suspension Bridge

Clifton suspension bridge from above

3. Go for a stroll in Leigh woods

4. Pet the cats in Bristol’s cat pub

bag of nails

5. Buy a big issue from Jeff in Stokes Croft in the morning

jeff the big issue man

6. Party all day (and night) at Love Saves The Day

Love Saves the day

7. See music across Bristol at Simple Things


8. Bounce in the world’s biggest trampoline park

air hop Bristol

9. Have a boozy cruise on a Bristol ferry

10. Climb to the top of Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower Bristol at night

11. Walk underneath the S.S Great Britain

12. Enjoy a party in the Old Crown Courts

13. Drink some tinnies during Bristol Harbour Festival

bristol harbourside

14. Shake Big Jeff’s hand at a gig in Bristol

15. Watch an ascent at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Bristol balloons

Via Neil James Brain

16. Do the Bristol naked bike ride

naked bike ride

17. Eat a goat curry at St Pauls Carnival

st pauls carnival

18. Have a massive stein in the German Christmas Market from 11th November to 24th December

19. Buy some booze at The Best after a night out

the best

20. Get a Grecian after a night out

The Grecian Bristol

21. Sing karaoke at The Cat and Wheel

cat and wheel

22. Get locked in a room and try to escape

locked in a room bristol

23. Go on a Bristol graffiti tour (there’s more than just Banksy)

bristol street art

24. Play Bristol lingo bingo (and eat chicken wings)

25. See a terrible movie with Bristol Bad Film Club

the valley of gwangi

26. See a good movie outside with Bristol Sunset Cinema

bristol sunset cinema

27. Drink a soya latte and watch the Stokes Croft world go by in Cafe Kino

cafe kino

28. Take on the ‘Kraken’ at the Hob Goblin

the kraken hob goblin

29. Play table tennis and some arcade machines in Kongs

Kongs Table Tennis Bristol

30. Watch an art house movie at the Watershed


31. Have a cider on a boat

The Apple Bristol

32. Get your laundry done and have a coffee

at the well stokes croft

33. Check out all the graffiti being done during Upfest

street art

Via Andrew Parsons

34. Stroll through the Bearpit and pick up 4 fruits for a quid, get a wrap from Bearritos before washing it down with a coffee form Bearpit social


35. Sip a black coffee from Full Court Press. From an Aeropress obviously

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36. Eat some awesome Bristol street food

street food bristol

37. Go for a swim in these Bristol pools

clifton lido38. See some fish in the Bristol aquarium

bristol aquarium

39. Drink a little but very strong craft beer at Small Bar

small bar

40. Pop into one of Bristol’s prohibition bars

milk thistle

41. Eat the best bagel in Bristol at Bagel Boy

Bagel Boy

42. Sample an exhibition in the Arnolfini


43. Check out some history in the M Shed

M Shed

44. Go to the after hours night in At-Bristol

at bristol after hours

45. Pop along to a show at the Old Vic

old vic theartre

46. Have a bowl and eat some pizza at The Lanes

47. Hang out in the Tobacco Factory (you might see a former Mayor there)

48. Enjoy some lovely plays at the Wardrobe Theatre

wardrobe theatre

49. Walk up to the yellow castle

big yellow house at night

50. See some comedy or magic at Smoke and Mirrors

smoke and mirrors

51. Go to one of the many In:Motion nights


52. See the stag in Ashton Court estate

Ashton Court Stag

53. Eat a horse burger at this butchers on Gloucester Road


54. Go on the Bristol zombie walk

55. Watch a C list celebrity turn on the Bristol Christmas lights


56. Say hey to Romina the gorilla at Bristol Zoo

romina gorilla

57. Stroll through the Arnos Vale cemetery

Arnos Vale Cemetery

58. Have a sail on The Matthew

the matthew ship bristol

Via James Packwood

59. Go to all the places that don’t normally open just once a year on ‘Open Doors Day’

60. Go to Alfresco Disco for one of the best parties in Bristol

alfresco disco

61. Ride a swing and have a coffee

playground coffee

62. Pet some pigs at St. Werburghs city farm

63. Go for a spot of climbing

64. Drink a beer with the Suspension Bridge in the background

65. Have afternoon tea

afternoon tea

66. Spend the day at Bristol Pride festival

bristol pride

67. See some awesome jazz at the Gallimaufry on a Thursday evening

gali jazz

68. Watch a gig at one of Bristol’s oldest bars – The Fleece

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69. Go inside St Mary Redcliffe

st mary redcliffe

70. Drink all the gin in Bristol


71. Climb up Wills Memorial tower and look at this view

Wills memorial from above

Via Neil James Brain

72. Drink all the rum at Rumageddon


73. Eat some delicious cheddar from The Bristol Cheesemonger


74. Step inside the Bristol cathedral

bristol cathedral

75. Ride on a rollerdisco

bump disco riding

76. Pick up some Bristol Pounds

bristol pound

77. See Bristol City play

78. See Bristol Rovers play

79. Watch a Bristol Rugby match

80. Play table tennis across any of these locations in Bristol

bambalan table tennis

81. Take a tour of the Redcliffe caves

redcliffe caves

82. Go on a balloon ride in Bristol

view from balloon over bristol

83. Chill out at a Yoga Brunch Club


84. Ride on a sushi bus and have prosecco

sushi bus

85. Check out a burlesque night in Bristol


86. Drink at the Bristol craft beer festival

bristol craft beer festival

87. Party on down at a baby rave

baby rave

88. Tap the big mirror ball in Millennium Square

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89. Walk across the Rainbow Bridge in St Werburghs

rainbow bridge bristol

90. Have a look at the stunning Blaise Castle Estate

Blaise Castle

91. Visit the Bristol whales

bristol whales

Via Neil James Brain

92. Take a look at The New Cut and see how beautiful it can be in low tide

New Cut at high tide

Check out 15 epic photos of Bristol from Neil James Brain

93. Eat in the food crates in Whapping Wharf

pizzarova bristol

94. Have a beer in these awesome Bristol sun traps

bristol sun traps

95. Eat some of the best cakes ever in these Bristol bakeries

hart's bakery

96. Do a pub quiz in any of these Bristol bars


97. See Alfred at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

98. Have a bbq and a beer in St Andrews Park

st andrews park

Via. Flickr

99. Visit Bristol’s first cat cafe (when it opens soon)

bristol cat cafe

100. Check out old stuff about Bristol at the Bristol Record Office

bristol record office

101. Chill out and read at one of Bristol’s 28 libraries

102. Walk across Pero’s Bridge

Pero's bridge

103. Have a boogie on a boat


104. Visit Bristol’s first ‘micro pub’

105. Win a Pizzarova pink card and get free pizza for life


106. Cycle from Bristol to Bath

107. Do a boozy brunch 808

foozie brunch

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Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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