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You’ll never run out of things to do in the quirky city of Bristol, home to legendary street artist Banksy and the renowned St Nicholas Market. From board game cafes to trampoline parks that will have you bouncing off the walls, take a look at what happened when we sent 12 students out with cameras to show us some of their top picks.

Graffitti at the Bearpit

The Bear Pit and Stokes Croft

Bristol is home to the famous graffiti works of Banksy, so checking this out is must. In the city, you’re almost always surrounded by his bizarre and amazing street art, but you’ll find his best work in Stokes Croft, the cultural heart of Bristol. The Bear Pit roundabout is also a Bristol favourite, where you’ll find more graffiti and random food vans!
Filming at the Playground Coffee Shop

Playground Coffee House

This cute little coffee shop is tucked away near St Nicholas Market and is filled with coffee, tea and tasty cakes. With swings as seats and over a hundred old school games, this really is a quirky place to have a catch up and get a pic for Instagram.
Rocotillos menu


Rocotillos American Diner is always a student favourite, especially if you live near the Bristol triangle. We’re talking the best thick milkshakes you’ve ever tasted. And if you have any room after your shake, they do an amazing brunch menu with a yummy stack of pancakes! 
St Nicholas Market

St Nicholas Market

This Bristol treasure is home to food stalls serving up food from around the world. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the falafels, noodles and pies to choose from. Step into the indoor market and you’re surrounded by tiny independent stalls offering clothes, jewellery and just about anything! 
Girl at Air Hop

Air Hop

Bristol has the pleasure of being home to the world’s largest trampoline park and there are trampolines everywhere! Not one to disappoint, Air Hop lets you bounce, dodge balls and slam dunk to your heart's content. You can also take on your mates with the gladiator style battle beam or see who the last man standing is in the total wipeout zone.
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A funky new way of making ice cream, crushed and rolled right before your eyes at Cabot Circus. You get to choose what goes into your ice cream or frozen yoghurt with combinations like Oreos, milk choc shavings and Nutella rolled into tubes of deliciousness. It tastes even better than it sounds so don’t miss the retro pink truck whilst shopping!
Playing board games

Chance and Counters

A board game café located on Christmas Steps with a huge selection of games to choose from. With your childhood classics like Kerplunk to the more advanced Catan, you’ll be sure to find a game that’ll keep you entertained. So head on down, grab a drink and let the games commence!
Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower

Take a break from the hectic life of a student to relax at Brandon Hill. As soon as the sun comes out, this is the perfect spot for a picnic with your pals. If you’re feeling adventurous, climb the winding stairs of Cabot Tower and you’ll be rewarded with the best views in Bristol.
20th Century Flicks shop sign

20th Century Flicks

If you thought video rental was dead, you were so wrong. 20th Century Flicks is home to more than 20,000 titles and like all good things, its business in the front and party in the back. We’re talking private cinema room for you and 10 mates to hire. Just pick your film, order the take away and you’re sorted for the night!
Bowling alley

The Lanes

This place is a mix of everything we love; karaoke, pizza, music and of course bowling! What more could you ask for? Challenge your friends to a game at this vintage bowling alley and see who comes up trumps.
Sign at Kongs of King Street

Kongs of King Street

Filled with 90’s themed games like ping pong, table foosball and retro arcade games, Kongs is a great place to challenge your friends and soak up a lively atmosphere. With resident DJs mixing it up on the weekend, make sure you check out Kongs and the rest of King Street for that matter!
Sign at Illusions Magic Bar

Illusions Magic Bar

A magic bar that’s perfect for anyone looking for cocktails served with a side of magic! Take a seat at the magic bar and prepare to be amazed as the magicians perform magic tricks that will leave you mesmerised. Located on the lively Triangle, Illusions has live music and drinks so you can dance until late.

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