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60 Bristol Instagram Accounts You Need To Be Following



The very best Bristol Instagram accounts you need to be following in 2019

Do you ever get tired of cycling through a never ending stream of cat, food and baby photos on Instagram?

Well it’s time to broaden your insta-horizons and check out these Bristol Instagram accounts that will spruce up your Instagram feed.

1. Porthjess

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Afternoon from here 👋🏻.⁠ Excited (& a bit nervous)… less than a week until I (re)launch a campaign which is very special to me & my ⁠rainbow-obsessed heart/brain/eyeballs…and will hopefully do good for this city I love & others in it too. 🌈 ⁠ In other news, I got to hang out with one of my favourite people for a large chunk of today. Bloody love you, @saralimback. ♥️⁠ We’ll fix the world eventually, one beige pot at a time. 😂 Hope you’re all having a non-terrible Tuesday! X⁠ #BristolColourUK⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #igersbristol #visitbristol #BristolLife #swisbest #Bristol #thisprettyengland #gloriousbritain #traveling_uk #europestyle_uk #bestunitedkingdom #lovegreatbritain #capturingbritain #visitengland #bestcitybreaks #suitcasetravels #ongooglemaps #mytinyatlashello #IAmATraveler #hello_worldpics #candyminimal #acolorstory #dsrainbow #chasing_facades #houses_phototrip #guardiantravelsnaps ⁠

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Founder of the brilliant IgersBristol, Jess’ colourful photos are absolutely spectacular. She’s now amassed over 43,000 Instagram followers, making her a Bristol powerhouse on Instagram.

2. igersbristol

Run by the aforementioned Jess, and also Ben and Rich, Instagrammers Bristol are the original and biggest feature account in Bristol. Tag them in your photos and use #igersbristol for a chance to be featured.

3. Visit Bristol

Bristol’s resident tourist board showcase a lot about Bristol. Each weekend they run a takeover from one of Bristol’s instagrammers. Use #VisitBristol for a chance to make it onto their page.

4. Antimitch

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Evening! This is my first post in 78 days, so I can’t imagine this post will pop up on many of your feeds. 👎🏼 • I’ve been enjoying Bristol this Autumn, especially these last couple of weeks collaborating with @visitbristol on their #MerryBristmas campaign. I’ve been exploring some of the Christmassy things to do over the festive period, seeing giraffes at the Wildplace Project, eating festive pies at Pieminister, learning about Japanese plants at the University Botanical Gardens and scoffing seasonal gelato at Swoon. 🦒🥧🌲🍨 • I’ve created a story highlight, but I haven’t finished yet. Despite the terrible weather, I’ll be continuing to explore Bristol’s festivities this week(end). I’m really excited to go to Victorian Evening in Keynsham on Friday, anyone else going? I’ll be wandering around with a bag full of Thatchers so hit me up if you fancy a tinnie with I. • Thanks to all the local businesses that have been a part of the #MerryBristmas campaign, and thanks to all my awesome fellow content creators for being great mates, it’s been a blast working with you all. 🖤😘 • Thanks to everyone who gets involved with my stories, I’m not always able to reply quickly but I appreciate all the messages and interaction I get, you lot are legends! 👊🏼 • Would love to hear of any Christmassy recommendations if you’ve bothered to read this far? 🎄🎁 • #bestofbristol #repostmyfujifilm

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Mitch’s photos are stunning, featuring unique shots of Bristol that are usually from a high vantage point.

5. BBCBristol

Radio Bristol have some of the best Bristol content out there. Add #BBCBristol to your posts and you’ll have a chance to be featured on both their Instagram and Facebook.

6. MrBenAdams

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Well today’s been a pretty perfect day.

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Another moderator of the wonderful IGers gang. Ben has been taking awesome photos of Bristol for a few years now.

7. richimal_bristol

Rich is another moderator for @igersbristol and takes absolutely glorious photos across Bristol.

8. nataliebrereton

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You’ve GOAT to be kidding me that there are only 27 days left of #Goatober.. & a limited time to get to our hands on @asadobristol’s latest special! The ‘El Cabrito’🐐🍔 Retired dairy goat patty, smoked goat shoulder, pickled cabbage, whipped feta, green tahini sauce & aleppo chilli butter💥 I’m not even trying to get your goat, this burger is BIG TINGZ👊🏼 #Goatober runs every year throughout October, & it’s aim is to highlight how this meat can be used in a variety of dishes – to encourage us to buy more for cooking at home, or to order it when eating out. One bite of this bad boy & I think you’ll agree, it’s pretty bang on fucking delicious👏🏼🍔🙌🏼Get it whilst you can, or cry about it later. #Ad #Gifted

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Natalie’s instagram is pure food porn. This girl eats her way around Bristol’s best food establishments and her instagram will do nothing other than make your mouth water.

9. Thom.Foodery

Thom’s food videos, stories and photos give some of the best insight into the wonderful food scene of Bristol. Make sure you check out his IGTV videos, they’re awesome!

10. Bristol247

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Thanks for taking our photo of the day @explauras! #bristol247

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Bristol’s dedicated monthly magazine and website. They showcase great photos of Bristol. Use #bristol247 for a chance to also have your photo end up in their magazine.

11. Lovegloucesterroad

This accounts shares the best of Bristol’s independent district, Gloucester Road, with their story giving a snapshot into one of the best places in the country.

12. Insidebristol

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Kiln Workshop, North Road | 📷 by @kilnworkshop Tag #insidebristol to be featured

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A unique account that captures Bristol’s interiors. You can use #insidebristol to be featured.

13. Northstreetbs3

Sharing the best of North Street, this account gives you a window into the world of Bedminster and Southville with great instagram stories. You can use #northstreetbs3 and
#southoftheriverbs3 to be featured.

14. Perkspectivephotography

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Never thought I’d be saying the next post you’ll probably see from me will be balloon related! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #Igersbristol #visitbristol #bristol #bestofbristol #bitsofbristol #bristol_lens #coloursofautumn #autumn #bristoldocks #ilovebristol #tourtheplanet #bristol #bristol247 #bristollife #dji #bristolphotography #bristoluk #agameoftones #visual_creatorz #igersuk #wildernessculture #instabritain #stayandwander #cityview #theglobewonderer #ourplanetdailey #earthpix #europe #lensbible

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Matt takes beautiful photos of Bristol which are edited into a unique perspective of Bristol.

15. Bristolcolouruk

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🌈 Bristol Uni 🌈⠀ 📷 : @christmassteps_aq⠀ Colourful steps? Yep. We’ve got those. ✔️⠀ ♥️ Cantock Steps, near Royal Fort Gardens, @universityofbristol.⠀ 💛 Dressed for Pride (designed by @greenhatlife) & the rainbow stayed.⠀ Yay! 🌈⠀ 💚 Who else thinks we need more painted steps around Bristol? 😍⠀ Pass us the paint brush… 🖌⠀ 💙 Photo by the beautiful @christmassteps_aq community who are pretty colourful themselves! #BristolColourUK .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #colourcapital #bristolcolourcapital #UKcolourcapital #colourcapitaluk #igersbristol #bestofbristol #BristolLife #swisbest #wearebristoluni #bbcbristol #Bristol #gobathbristol #lovegreatbritain #visitengland #IAmATraveler #mytinyatlas #guardiantravelsnaps #passionpassport #AColorStory #popyacolour #chasing_facades #thisprettyengland #colourhunting #colorhunting #colourfulhouses #ihavethisthingwithcolour #BristolColourBristolUni

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This amazing project run by Porthjess is attempting to make Bristol the colour capital of the UK. You can tag your pictures with #BristolColourUK to be featured.

16. Bristolcoffeeshops

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Back in black. @thecolombianco @phuongxthao

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If you love coffee and Bristol then this is the perfect account. Sharing cracking photos from Bristol’s various cafes, you can share your own using #bristolcoffeeshops

17. SamBinding

With his trusty French bulldog companion by his side, Sam is often out taking great sunrise photos of Bristol before our first alarms have gone off.

18. neiljamesb

One of our overall favourite Bristol photographers. Neil has been taking gorgeous photos of Bristol and other places across the UK for a many a year.

19. dont4getthesun

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Jeff’s smile

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James Koch, the owner of Gallimaufry and Suncraft takes some of the best street photography in Bristol. We’re big fans of this one of Jeff Knight!

20. BristolNatureChannel

Run by Heather & Jim Lampard, this great account captures Bristol’s wildlife in their natural areas.

21. Josh.perrett

At over 141,000 instagram followers, Josh is one of Bristol’s most popular instagramers. Every photo he posts is absolutely stunning and quite often a bit moody.

22. streetartbristol

A street art account that shares Bristol’s street art. Use #streetartbristol to share your favourite street art and be featured.

23. Eliza_moreland

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Today was perfect leaf catching weather, anyone else like to try to catch a falling leaf before it reaches the ground? It’s not as easy as you’d think but if you catch one you get to make a wish 😉🍁 💫 . . . . #visitbristol #bristolshootersuk #bristolcolouruk #igersbristol #loveforsomerset #bristol_lens #bristollifemag #southwestphotographers #thisprettyengland #loves_united_kingdom #explore_britain #gobathbristol #thisprettyengland #gobathbristol #gloriousbritain #tpe_everythingautumn #thebeautyinautumn #autumninmyheart #myautumnalcaptures #autumnmood #alliseeispretty #autumnstyle #usheringautumnin #embracingtheseasons #ig_reflections #loves_reflections #reflection_shotz

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Eliza takes great photos of Bristol’s indies and interesting locations, quite often with mesmerizing puddlegrams.

24. Bristolshootersuk

Bristol shooters are a great feature account, use #bristolshootersuk to be featured.

25. Bristolsballoons

One of our favourite things about Bristol has always been the balloons. This account run by @richimal_bristol and @timmah66 captures the various beauties. Use #bristolballoons to be featured.

26. Charlievivante

One of our favourite Bristol food bloggers, Charlie shares gloriously edible photos of Bristol’s food scene.

27. thiscitymum

Claire takes photos throughout Bristol, reviewing local family attractions, theatre, veggie food and street art.

28. thebristolnomad

The Bristol Nomad has been taking some glorious photos of Bristol for years now.

29. D.F.T.E

Anonymous artist, DFTE sets out to inspire people by hanging photo frames around Bristol with motivating and inspiring quotes that will quite often brighten your day.

30. LiveBristol

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Loving this beautiful shot from @ellydeakin of the harbour side #livebristol

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Now one of the biggest aggregators of Bristol content with over 19,000 followers. A fantastic feature account.

31. zfjsutton  

We absolutely love Zoë’s account. She’s been capturing a lot of Bristol’s unsung buildings and bringing them to life.

32. bristolpictures

We absolutely love Bristol pictures… pictures. Awesome colourful photography across Bristol that brings this city to life.

33. Shonette

One of our favourite Bristol people. Shonette runs a life less organised and may just know more about Bristol food than anyone.

34. ediblebristol

Edible Bristol are one of the coolest projects in Bristol, they create spaces around Bristol where edible food can grow.

35. craigderrick40

This Southville based Instagrammer has loads of really interesting captures from across Bristol.

36. MoodyColin319

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Alas, poor Ursa! I knew her well. She hath borne me on her back a thousand times; and now, how
abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know
not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one
now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?
@peoplesrepublicofstokescroft – #streetphotography #bristol #visitbristol #BSstreetfoto #bristol247 #rpsbristol #bristolbloggers #bristollife #bristollive #thebristolmag #visitbritain #bestunitedkingdom #igersssomersetuk #bbctravel #beautifuldestinations #culturetrip #explore_destinations #prettylittletrips #travelfeature #hiddentreasures #worlds_eyes #passionpassport #iescapetrip

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Colin Moody is a great Bristol street photographer, capturing Bristol at its most candid.

37. Bristol_Lens

Bristol Lens are becoming one of the best feature accounts in Bristol. To be featured tag:
#bristol_lens or @bristol_lens

38. Bristol_Food_Love

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Last weeks roast dinner was a good one! 🧡 . I had the pork which came with a generous piece of perfect crackling. The Yorkshire puddings were freshly cooked to perfection, the roast potatoes were lovely and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside! And Cauliflower cheese was delish came as standard! This place get top marks from me! 💯 . Anyone else been to the @thefox_olddown for one if their epic roasts? . . #bristol #bristolfood #roast #roastbeef #roastdinner #sundayroast #food #ukfoodblogger #ukfoodie #foodblog #foodiegram #foodie #ukfoodie #foodblogger #yummy #foodporn #instafood #gloucester #cheltenham #cardiff #southwest #breakfast #brunch #sunday #sundayvibes #sundaymotivation #steak #protein #nomnom #mummyblogger #mumblogger

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Bristol food love is run by Ella Bella who takes delicious photos of Bristol. Check her story highlights to get a good insight into Bristol’s food scene.

39. jody_artist

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My @gretathunberg wall finished. The biggest wall I’ve done to date, the feedback and comments I’ve had from everyone has been incredible from all ages and backgrounds – art is always such a great unifier. • • The images are from various stages, from the initial painting of the epic @nomad.clan Upfest Lisa piece, to me talking to the local school and then the final image is the original sketch that I came up with and presented to @upfest and @georgefergusonx • • Thank you to @upfest @tobacco_factory and @georgefergusonx for allowing this to happen and of course thank you to Greta for being the inspiration to us all. • • 65-70% of the wall was painted with water based paint with an electric spray gun powered by the Tobacco Factories solar cells. I used a minimum of conventional spray paint – around 25 full cans I’ve counted as this was a big consideration given the theme of the wall. • • #Jodyart #jodybristol #jodyartist #art #bristol #bristolart #bristolstreetart #streetart #bristolgraffiti #aerosolart #extinctionrebellion #graffitiart #gretathunberg #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #climateaction

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One of Bristol’s best street artists. His Instagram gives a great insight into his various projects.

40. Leilaa81

Leila takes both wonderful photos around Bristol but also her story is one of the best to follow in Bristol to get an insight into Bristol’s cafes, shops and various activities.

41. johndohart

This local street artist is worth following just to see what his next piece might be

42. Timmah666

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A bit of colour for Friday. What are your plans for the weekend?

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Tim is one of the moderators of Bristol Balloons and also takes some stunning photos of Bristol. Coupled with this, check out his bonus account about alternative Bristol facts.

43. Being_Little

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Come rain or shine, coffee or booze, this place is always a favourite 💙

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One of Bristol’s best lifestyle bloggers, Lyzi’s posts and stories regularly feature some of Bristol’s best cafes, bars and things to do.

44. Bristol_Foodie

Another fantastic food based Instagram. Bristol foodie eats their way around Bristol and this delicious Instagram will make you very hungry.

45. plantbasedbristol_

If you like vegan food, this account from one of BoB’s own – @Antimitch, showcases the vegan food scene in Bristol.

46. _richardford_ & Gidsey

We’re putting these accounts together as they both run the Pause & Reset project and post photos from the project. They capture a different side of Bristol than you would normally see on other Bristol feature accounts.

47. BethFromBristol

Beth celebrates diversity in Bristol, predominately sharing Bristol’s food scene.

48. t0m.wright

Tom captures all sorts of great Bristol photos, we’re very fond of his puddlegrams!

49. bristolstreetartandgraffiti

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This stunning mural by @charlotte_warburton may well be over two years old but it’s still looking like it was painted just last week. It’s one of those pieces that has become synonymous with the area it’s painted in and always makes me smile as well reminding me of watching the movie as a kid. With this piece you not only get the stunning artwork but you also get a quote from Mr Kipling himself. “So Mowgli went away and hunted with the four cubs in the jungle from that day on. But he was not always alone, because years afterward he became a man and married. But that is a story for grown-ups” ~ Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book. – #ilovewhatisee #bristolstreetartandgraffiti #bristolstreetart #streetart #streetartist #streetartbristol #streetarteverywhere #aerosolart #urbanart #urbanartist #urbanartphotography #urbanartphotographer #graffiti #instagraff #bristolgraffiti #ukgraff #charlottewarburton #mural #disney #junglebook #mowgli #rudyardkipling #quote #garagedoors #mural #spraycanart #spraycanartist #rsa_graffiti #tv_streetart #bristolphotographer

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This account capture Bristol’s street art and graffiti scene. You can use #bristolstreetartandgraffiti to be featured.

50. matthewpriceartist

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What a lovely day today! Had such a wonderful weekend- will upload my photos from @wildplaceproject very soon. Thank you @igersbristol for organising a fantastic meet! Heres one taken this evening at golden hour with @therealmattglover who spent most of this weekend indoors!#igersbristol #visitbristol #bristol_lens #bristollife #visitengland #lovegreatbritain #explore_britain #photosofbritain #swisbest #ukscenery #capturingbritain #ukpotd #bestofbristol #ilovebristol #englandsbigpicture #instabritain #bitsofbristol #bristol_lens #1ukshot #insta_bristol #lovegreatbritain #photosofengland #bestunitedkingdom #reflectiongram #bristolharbour #loveforsomersetuk #skyporn #perosbridge

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Bristolian artist Matthew shares his interpretation of Bristol, mixing it with his love of all things nature.


The creator of sustainable Bristol, Gertie shares great colourful photos of Bristol.

52. Foodbetheats

Beth takes photos of Bristol’s gluten & dairy free offerings.

53. paddyo.11

Paddy takes brilliant photos of Bristol, quite often from a balloon.

54. sarahingram1

Sara is a New Zealander who now lives in Bristol. She’s a prolific poster or Bristol’s food scene.

55. Sauntimo

Tim Saunders showcases Bristol, generally you’ll often find him near the harbour.

56. Chrshill

Chris has a great eye for reflections and you’ll see this in the way he composes his photos of Bristol.

57. Marielianina

Mariel is a Bristol wanderer who takes lovely photos of Bristol. We’re particularly fond of her recent autumnal ones!

58. Simplelampoon

Dan is the online editor of Crumbs so you’ll regularly find him around Bristol checking out new places.

59. kruggy01

Keith coined the term ‘jumbletecture’ after using lens compression to capture shots of Bristol’s architecture.

60. eddcope

Edd’s photos of Bristol are amazing, posting dark yet also colourful shots.

Brucie Bonus: Best of Bristol

Our Instagram is all about helping you discover the best of Bristol. So we share Bristol’s incredible food scene, its world famous street art, and of course Bristol’s landscape and enviable colourful streets.

Got an awesome Bristol photo or video? Then don’t forget to use #bestofbristol or tag @bestofbristol for a chance to be featured.

Did we miss your favourite account? Don’t despair, this list is by no means exhaustive and will continue to be updated. Let us know in the comments who you think should be featured in the future.



Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol posts, lists, stories, videos and Bristol photos. Having spent years in Bath looking enviously at how good Bristol was, I moved to Bristol in 2011 and consider myself a convert to a Bristol obsessive. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.


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