We decided to go to Bristol for a city break. The city is hilly but easy to explore on foot. There is plenty to see and do just by walking around and exploring.
Harbourside is a good area to visit. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around, or you can spend some time wandering around M Shed, a museum about Bristol (and the current location of the Colston statue that was taken down by protesters).
Clifton is another good place to explore. The area where the famous bridge is located is full of nice cafes and restaurants. The bridge itself is set in a picturesque location, and it’s definitely worth a visit.
Banksy is from Bristol and you can see some of his artwork around the city. This site has maps and locations. There is also great street art by other artists all over the city.
Bristol has lots of veggie and vegan places, and pretty much every restaurant clearly advertises vegan options.
- Koocha Mezze Bar: a persian-inpired vegan place with an amazing selection of unique mezze. Dinner for two including drinks and tip for £44.
- Cafe Kino: a vegan cooperative with a good selection of food. Breakfast for two for £23.
- Left Handed Giant: A microbrewery and bar in a picturesque setting by the river.
- Om Burger: A vegan buger place with large portions and delicious food. Burgers for £10-12, fries for £4.
- Eden Cafe: A cozy vegan cafe serving a great selection of healthy dishes. A generous brunch for two for £33.
- Canteen: a bar with a fully veggie menu (the tempeh wings were amazing).
- Oowee: a vegan burger place with big portions and plenty of yummy options. The lunchtime deal costs £8.50, or a large burger with a side and drink for £13-15.
- Emmeline: A beautiful cafe in Stokes Croft with plenty of veggie and vegan options. Breakfast for two for £13.
There are many different areas in Bristol. We stayed in this Airbnb in Stokes Croft, an area full of street art with plenty of cool bars and restaurants.
Bristol is 1h30 by train from London Paddington Station.