City Life

A Cotswold Ramble

Andrew Swift guides us on a picturesque country walk, taking us through the village of Birdlip and along the celebrated Cotswold Way. This walk takes in ...

Walking on the Cider Trail

Andrew Swift takes us on a walk through the charming village of Slad, and into the heart of one of the nation’s favourite novels This month (July) we tra...

6 of the Best: Child-Friendly Restaurants

Bristol offers a whole host of restaurants and cafés that your children will love – from soft-play areas to piles of board games; salted caramel brownies to lun...
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Bristol at Work: Greg Marston

Greg Marston is pretty much unknown in the UK and throughout the world in general, yet millions of people across the globe hear his voice every day – online, on...
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The Best Outdoor Swimming Spots

There are few things more refreshing than an alfresco dip on a summer’s day – and there’s something about it that feels quintessentially British, too. It’s that...
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City Walks: East Side Story

Andrew Swift heads to the outskirts of Bristol for the next of his city walks, visiting Hanham and Keynsham Despite being surrounded by built-up areas, the Avo...
Nicholas Veitch

Bristol At Work: Grant Harrold

We shine a spotlight on the folk that help make up city life... According to Grant Harrold’s parents, he resolved from a young age to, one day, either work for...
Espensen Spirit

Bristol At Work: Espensen Spirit

We find out more about Sam of Espensen Spirit, the newly launched local producer, based in St George Sam Espensen has been making boozy beverages for friends a...
Best Barbershops in Bristol

The Best Barbershops in Bristol

Be they classy, hipster, arty or Italian, good barbers are always gentlemanly. The Bristol Magazine has been exploring the best barbers...
Jo Platt

My Bristol: Author Jo Platt

So, what are you up to at the moment? Desperately trying to complete my third novel, but making a huge meal of the final four chapters. The truth is I don’t...
Victoria Fox

My Bristol: Author Victoria Fox

So, tell us a bit about your background I was born in Northamptonshire but came to Bristol when I was 13 to study at Badminton School. My boarding school ex...
Faye Dicker

Bristol at Work: Faye Dicker

We shine a spotlight on the local folk that help make up the fabric of city life - this month, we speak to 'Freelance Mum' Faye Dicker Being a working mum is n...

10 Things We Didn’t Know: Colston Hall

The beloved Bristol landmark is 150 years old this year, and to celebrate, we took a look back through the Colston Hall archives – which make for some fairly su...
The Famous Company

Bristol At Work: The Famous Company

We shine a spotlight on the folk that help make up the fabric of city life... In an increasingly competitive music market, independent self-releasing musicians...
Tony Bullimore

Bristol Bulldog Spirit: Tony Bullimore

It's 20 years since round-the-world solo yachtsman Tony Bullimore survived six days trapped in freezing waters under his capsized boat. Emily Horton finds him r...
Peaches Golding

Bristol at Work: Peaches Golding

Peaches Golding is the first black female in the country to have been appointed a Lord-Lieutenant – but that in no way defines, or confines, her Zoologist, bas...
Kevin Basham

My Bristol: Kevin Basham

This month we catch up with entrepreneur Kevin Basham Tell us about what you do... I’m the co-founder of a plastic recycling company called Plastic Expert. ...
ITV West Country

Bristol At Work:
ITV West Country

Reporter and presenter Ellie Barker shines a spotlight on one local media institution making up the fabric of city life It’s 4.15am and your alarm rings – corr...
Bottle Yard

New At The Bottle Yard

Long-established costume hire company Bristol Costume Services and film/TV industry healthcare specialists MRU Services are the latest additions to the creative...
Wild Bristol

Wild Bristol: King of the Concrete Jungle

In the first of our new ‘Wild Bristol’ series, Pete Dommett meets a Bristol photographer and peregrine addict... "Snipe...pigeon...teal...pigeon...skylark...” ...
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Flight of the Concorde: Aerospace Bristol

A £19million industrial heritage museum is soon to open in Bristol – telling the story of more than a century of aviation history in the West, through insight i...
Sister Act

Top 5 Things To Do In Bristol: August

If you’re after exciting things to do in Bristol this month, look no further: here’s five of our favourite events from around the city… Fun of the Fair Celebr...
Bedminster

Eat, Drink, Celebrate: Bedminster

Don your bib and your best banqueting gear and prepare for a superb international feast south of the river August is set to be a special month for Southville a...
Wild Bristol

Wild Bristol: Uptown Gulls

Bristol is one of Britain’s top spots for city ‘seagulls’ – Pete Dommett thinks we should learn to love them... It’s silly season in the tabloid press. With po...

What About Wasps?

We know we need to look after our bees, but what about wasps? University of Bristol researcher Daisy Taylor tells us more about this essential little insect... ...
Caroline Arnold

My Bristol: Caroline Arnold

This month we catch up with local career coach Caroline Arnold... What brought you to Bristol? My partner’s work – he was setting up a new office. We hadn’t...
Wiltshire Plains

City Walks: Wiltshire Plains

Andrew Swift takes a walk through the lonely plains of Wiltshire Although this walk is not that long, and lies through a well-heeled part of Wiltshire, it is s...
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Top 5 Things To Do In Bristol: September

If you’re after exciting things to do in Bristol this month, look no further: here’s five of our favourite events from around the city… Bee Happy Fancy l...
Wild Bristol

Wild Bristol: Bristol Otters

This month, Pete Dommett goes in search of one of the most elusive mammals... I  waited a long time – and went a long way – to see my first otter. Earlier...

Legal highs:
Dine in the sky!

As you might have seen from social media over the last couple of days, the city is absolutely loving Bristol in the Sky – the completely unique, pop-up restaura...

Helping Bristol’s Homeless

Could you imagine living inside a shipping container? Before Cargo came along, you are probably only ever pictured them on the back of trains, lorries and ships...

SOLD – Rare long leasehold

Morton Property Consultants are pleased to announce that 8 Unity Street, Bristol BS1 5HH Long Leasehold Office has now sold.  18 Viewings Best bids 4...

Underground music scene: Insight Ensemble

Emma Payne goes subterranean with Insight Ensemble, and ends up on a mission to Mars. Images by Aaron Davies Photography "Wow, I’ve never seen a man do THAT ...

A new era for The
New Room museum

The most famous Bristol attraction you’ve probably never heard of, and what’s changed there during 2017 How much remains today of what went on in Bristol dur...

Photography: Moody’s Bristol

Colin Moody has become known well in Bristol for his street photography. As a documentary photographer, he has taken care to take his lens into many parts of th...

Wildlife: Fox of delights

Pete Dommett takes a look at our special relationship with this city dweller As a young boy in the late ’70s, I remember watching a Wildlife on One special a...

Emily Diamond:
Sprinting to victory

Jessica Hope talks to a Bristol-born, silver medallist sprinter about her successful career, and solicits her advice for the young, budding athletes of the futu...

The ghost signs of Bristol

Andrew Swift has been out hunting for signs of the city’s commercial history. Those faded advertisements for long-forgotten businesses – otherwise known as gho...

Miracle on Upper
Maudlin Street

The Dorset-based family of a three-year-old boy, who was brought back to life at Bristol Children's Hospital, is calling on families across the South West...

Wild Bristol: Waxwing sightings

Watch out for rare visitors from the east this month, says Pete Dommett Waxwings: gorgeous, aren’t they? With their peachy, air-brushed plumage, dark eye-li...

Clare Webb to Partner at Sharp Family Law

Sharp Family Law, specialist family law firm with offices in Bath and Bristol, are pleased to announce the promotion of Clare Webb to Partner within the firm. ...

Bristol @ Work: David Baldwin

We like to shine a spotlight on the folk who make up the varied fabric of city life. Words by Jessamy Baldwin There’s something somewhat mysterious about pil...

Walk: Salisbury town trail

Andrew Swift introduces us to some of the delights of this ancient landscape This month we take the train for a walk around one of England’s most historic citi...