After three years of uni in the beautiful city of Bristol, I have created what I will refer to as my BBL, my Bristol Bucket List. It was far more difficult than I imagined to summarise my favourite, 'must-do' experiences into one list, so I have given three favourites for each key activity, one for each year that I was there, and that is that.
If you haven't yet visited Bristol, I urge you to go! It's an unexpectedly beautiful city despite its industrial origins, with historic buildings hidden among the high rises, splashes of colour around every corner and an endless supply of events to attend. Get going!
Let me know how well you fare and comment with any activities/alternatives that you think need to be added.
Spin the sandwich wheel at the Arch House Deli
Browse the vinyl collection and enjoy a latte at Friska
Have a tea party at Chin!Chin!
(You also definitely ought to visit Boston Tea Party - which originated in Bristol)
Attend one of Bristol's festivals
Bristol Beer festival (March)
Dot to Dot (May)
Love Saves the Day (May)
St Paul's Carnival (July)
Harbourside Festival (July)
Bristol Cider Festival (August)
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (August)
Buy at least 5 ridiculously cheap 2nd hand books on Park Street
Pick up something you definitely don't need (ribbon? chilli sauce?) at St. Nicholas' Market.
Find some vintage gems down Gloucester Road.
Spot at least 3 Almshouses on the streets of Bristols
Explore the ruins at Castle Park and Temple Churchyard
Drink a pint at every pub on King's Street (this totally counts as a historical experience)
Stumble (drunk) up
St Michael's Hill
And remember that Cabot is pronounced with a T, Cotham without the H and that Banksy was ours first. The end.
P.S. This post was later published on Bristol24/7 which is pretty exciting! Have a look.
** P.P.S. After reading this list Lakota referred to me as "not entirely a space cadet" which I am taking as entirely the best compliment I have ever received.