April 2021: It’s been extremely sad to see Bristol quiet and shuttered for the last year. Soon, however, it should be back in action. The reopening of this picturesque city straddling the River Avon has already begun now non-essential shops have re-opened and restaurants, bars and pubs are able to serve food and drink outside. With indoor dining on the cards from May 17 and (if all goes to plan) most restrictions being lifted by June 21, meaning nightlife and other cultural venues like theatres and galleries could open again by this date, it’s time to get planning your next day out.
It’s very easy to spend a good week pottering through Bristol’s vastly contrasting neighbourhoods. Locals all have their own strongly held views on the best stuff to see, hear and taste in Bristol – meaning that even if you get stuck on where your next stop should be, you can always ask whoever you end up sitting next to at the pub, coffee shop or art gallery. However, with such a wealth of options, it doesn’t hurt to go in with a plan. Here are 20 totally brilliant things to do in Bristol next time you’re in town.
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