Top 5 Things To Know About Bristol

View over Bristol Harbourside during balloon fest

Are you new to living in Bristol? Or are you looking to relocate to the city? There are many wonderful things to know about Bristol – which we’re sure even the born and bred Bristolians won’t know! All of which are great reasons to want to make the big move. See why people love living in this part of the South-West and why they end up staying for life. 


Firstly, it’s undeniable that Bristol is in a great location. Close to Cardiff, Bath, Swindon and just 120 miles from London. Positioned on the M4 corridor, Bristol has terrific travel links by both car and train. Whether you’re a professional or a student, there are many benefits to being located in Bristol, and easy travel access can bring beneficial opportunities.

Being the largest city in the South West and home to two Universities – The University of Bristol and UWE – this often makes Bristol a hub for many events and activities, from festivals and parades, to corporate events. There is always something going on for everyone. 


Named one of the happiest places to work in the UK, Bristol is said to be a big city with a small-town community. The working culture in Bristol has been influenced by the modern hybrid working styles popular in London, which have grown nationwide in recent years. With multiple coworking spaces and many companies now offering hybrid opportunities, it offers more comfort and flexibility for employees, which can improve their overall wellbeing

Bristol is also a huge hub of creative industries, with them being one of the key building blocks of Bristol’s modern economy. This could play a big part in Bristol being such a happy place to work, as people in creative positions claim to be the happiest at work! 


If you’re an eco-warrior and love all things green, then Bristol might just be the perfect fit for you! In recent years, Bristol has been crowned the greenest city in the UK, scoring the highest for recycling and air quality and awarded the Green Capital Award in 2015. Bristol has long been a centre of alternative living and was ranked as the vegan capital of the world, according to Chef’s Pencil

Bristol is a Fairtrade city, trading fairly with nearly five million workers in 58 developing countries. It was also the UK’s first cycling city, being the first to receive government funding, pledging to double the number of people biking on its streets over three years. 


Bristol is a bustling multicultural city, which embraces multiple different cultures, religions and values. In 2019, Bristol has named the best place to live for under 26’s outside of London, after being recognised for being ranked highly for many factors from mental health and wellbeing to music events, sports facilities, and even 4G strength. It has also been named the kindest city in the UK, and the most artistic city in the UK. 


Bristol is an interesting place and always has something wonderful going on, which is well reflected in the city’s history! For example, did you know that from 2012 – to 2021, the city had its own currency? And until 1840 Bristol had its time zone which ran 10 minutes behind London. 

As well as these, the city holds many other wonderful historic facts. The dark fruity drink Ribena was invented in Bristol in 1933 by a University of Bristol scientist, which grew in popularity during the war as an alternative source of vitamin C. Bristol Zoo, which is due to move from its famous location, is the fifth oldest zoo in the world! And the first-ever bungee jump took place on the 1st of April in 1979, from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. 

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