Nelson Street is a very unique and interesting place, and is home to a combination of both independent and national shops. You’ll also find a head mix of brilliant street art and significant local history too. Nelson Street is well worth a visit next time you’re out shopping!

Let’s start with Craft & More next to Cotswold Outdoor. Your creative juices will run wild there! Craft & More is spread over 3 floors with thousands of products for art & craft activities.

Get a trim at Chop. Chop offers high quality haircuts and the hairdressers are very friendly. You can even enjoy a beer whilst you’re in the chair!

Next door is lovely Cococheno, Bristol’s leading multicultural Afro/European hair salon.

For a bite to eat, Café Amoré is one of the best cafés in town! Their reviews on Trip Advisor are excellent - they currently rank #38 out of 1,266 restaurants in Bristol!

On the corner you’ll find 5Pointz, definitely one of the hippest stores in Bristol (with good tunes too) for anyone who loves quality streetwear clothing and footwear. 5Pointz staff are all dedicated followers of streetwear culture and are always happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

Just opposite under the NCP car-park is Co-Lab. If you love the Bristol art scene, you’ll love this store. Art gallery, gift shop, clothes shop, Co-Lab is a treasure trove of really cool and funky stuff.

Next up, The Lanes where you can bowl, eat, drink, sing and dance. At this point you have officially left Bristol Shopping Quarter. Still, across the road you’ll find Little Chinatown, further on Roll for the Soul, a popular not-for-profit cyclist café, and stunning St John The Baptist church built in 14th century… and of course, you’re in one of Europe’s biggest outdoor art galleries for Nelson Street showcases some of the world’s leading outdoor artists. Stephen Hayles (founder of one of Europe’s largest urban arts festival Upfest) said: “Street art is one of the main things which attract people to Bristol. We don’t have any beach – it’s more our urban experience which is enjoyable”.

So you see, you can’t afford to miss NELSON STREET next time you’re in town!

By Sophie Neveu