In the heart of the city centre, Bristol Shopping Quarter is home to hundreds of shops, plus great restaurants, cinemas and bars.
Bristolians are feverishly proud of the independent spirit in the city and one way to get a real sense of what's produced locally is to head to one of the markets in Bristol.
Get lost wandering around the maze of small streets and soak up the history and delights of this vibrant and buzzing shopping area
Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road lies to the north of the city and is one continuous road jam-packed with local, independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
Immediately south of the City Centre, only a ten minute walk and you’ll find yourself in Bedminster and Southville, home to the renowned Upfest street art festival and the second largest area for shopping in the city of Bristol.
The Mall at Cribbs Causeway offers the ultimate high street experience under one roof. The two-storey building boasts over 500 brands & is open until late.
Shopping in Bristol
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Shopping in Bristol comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re looking for a tiny pop-up selling locally designed fashion or a whopping great mall with everything under one roof – this city really is the shopping capital of the South West.
You can take a leisurely stroll around the Regency streets of Clifton Village and peruse its posh boutiques. You can head to Bristol Shopping Quarter and flit between High Street staples and one-off wonders. Or if retro and vintage tickle your fancy, you can explore the alternative shops of Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road – the latter boasts Europe’s longest street of independent shops.
And there’s more! Park Street and The Triangle is a student mecca just waiting to be explored. Don't let that steep hill keep you from discovering some of the trendiest shops in the city, whether you’re after that all-American preppy look or going for more old school Americana.
If you prefer to shop whilst taking in some local history, have a gander at the many traders of the cobbled Old City. Old Market, too, is a fascinating place and currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity. And let’s not forget the magic of the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, which dates back to the 1600s. You could spend all day just exploring these eight unique streets with their silversmiths, design shops and booksellers.
Just off the M4/M5 interchange is The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. Here you'll find all your favourite brands, conveniently in one place. It's open till late, too, ideal for long Bristol shopping sprees.
Bristol is also marvellous for markets. There are year-round markets such as St Nicholas Market (or St Nick’s as it’s known locally) and the weekend Harbourside Market as well as special seasonal ones. At Christmas time, don’t miss the Mile of Markets which stretches from Bristol Shopping Quarter right down to Brunel’s ss Great Britain on the Harbourside.
Oh, and gift cards can be purchased to spend across the city including the Cabot Circus Gift Card and the Your Street Gift Card to spend at a huge selection of independent shops across Bristol.
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