Southville & Bedminster
Take a saunter south of the river to find Southville, Bedminster and Totterdown. Full of independent shops, restaurants, bars, markets, urban art and city farms this is a lively area popular with local Bristolians and city dwellers.
North Street is the centre of most of the activity and is perennially popular. Offering an enviable mix of independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and markets. The Tobacco Factory Theatres stage Shakespeare, opera, Christmas shows, comedy, puppetry and dance. The adjoining Cafe Bar meanwhile hosts a number of events and performances throughout the year whilst serving up a fine selection of good food and Bristol Beer Factory brews.
The area is a haven for shoppers and foodies who regularly flock to the strip for stores like the Southville Deli, which sells fair trade, organic and wholefoods, as well as the Sunday morning market at the Tobacco Factory.
There are green spaces too that where you can get close to nature including Windmill Hill City Farm in Bedminster, a voluntary community project that runs social, environmental and educational activities and seasonal events.
For sports fans, Ashton Gate Stadium is the home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby.
From Temple Meads station, you can see the famous multi-coloured houses lining the hills of Totterdown. There are plenty of friendly pubs and cafes throughout the area, and Victoria Park offers incredible views over the city and the south suburbs of Bristol.
The area is a popular spot to enjoy a relaxing drink and some great food with some great options. The Old Bookshop on North Street is famed for its distinctive mural and serves up a delicious selection of small plates alongside regular gigs by local talents. Head to Souk Kitchen for Lebanese cuisine or the popular Mark's Bread for seriously good baked treats. For brilliant breakfasts try the Lounge or Cafe Grounded or for pre-theatre dining, head to the Tobacco Factory or the Thali Cafe next door for authentic Indian street food.
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Start your day the right way with locally-sourced, fresh food and drink at the Coffee Shop at Ashton Gate Stadium.
Find out what's on Ashton Gate Stadium.
A popular theatre and café bar in Southville, with a programme of touring and in-house productions, childrens' and music events
Underfall Yard – the heart of Bristol’s harbour since 1809 and the machines that powered a port.
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2011
Centre giving visitors the opportunity to explore environmental issues and discover greener choices in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere
Windmill Hill City Farm is a voluntary community project seeking to meet the needs of local people through a range of social, environmental and educational activities.
Learn about Bristol’s hidden historical secrets and explore Bristol’s legendary pirate legacy.
They are Bristol’s premier provider of It’s a Knockout. This event is guaranteed to be an unforgettably entertaining experience. They also organise, host and provide other activities to continue the fun into the evening.
Learn about the brewing process and taste samples of Bristol's very own Bristol Beer Factory beers in a brewery tour.
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2016
Calm, comfortable and welcoming accommodation, serving local and organic foods, located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Southville with easy, free parking and within 5 minutes stroll of Bristol Harbourside and 20 minutes to city centre.
See Bristol Floating Harbour from a brand new perspective!
Freedog Urban Activity Centres Bristol is not just your ordinary trampoline park. They have the coolest Parkour Academy and Skills Area in the South West.
The state of the art climbing centre offers a fantastic facility for both visitors and locals alike. With roped and bouldering walls from 3-12.5m there is plenty for all ages and abilities.
Pit your wits against 20 climbing challenges, from spinning hold to awe inspiring jumps, all in the safety of Crazy Climb Bristol
The Tobacco Factory is a large, contemporary cafe bar in south Bristol serving healthy Mediterranean inspired food.
If you like a clean, modern, relaxed atmosphere with colour and fresh flowers then you won’t be disappointed!
Try stand up paddleboarding with SUP Bristol and see Bristol Floating Harbour from a truly unique angle. Explore the vibrant and historic Harbourside with SUP Bristol's expert and enthusiastic instructors to show you the ropes.
Discover Bristol's archives - the raw material of history - at Bristol Archives
Originally part of Ashton Court Estate, this popular local community park in south Bristol is well known for its splendid trees
There is plenty of choice in Victoria Park since the park has 3 separate play areas, 1 on the northern end of Nutgrove Avenue, 1 at St Lukes Road and 1 at Fraser Street.