Of course it goes without saying that we at Visit Bristol HQ think the city is darn well worth shouting about, and each year it becomes even more apparent that so do a lot of other people (Bristol's currently notching up accolades like they're going out of fashion - 'Rising Star Destination' - National Geographic, 'Top Places to Visit in 2019' - The Independent...the list goes on).

The city is home to lots of local bloggers who regularly share their top tips, local findings, favourite places to eat and drink, reviews, recommendations and ideas for things to do in the city. So, we've put together a list of Bristol bloggers you should be following in 2019, to help you make the most of your time in the city, whether you're local to Bristol or just visiting.

Lifestyle Family-friendly Food Travel

Balloon over Bristol

Image - Balloon over Bristol, credit Angharad Paull (This Bristol Brood)

Lifestyle bloggers

Little Green Shed

This online lifestyle magazine, founded by Lou Archell, has become one of the UK’s ‘must read’ lifestyle blogs. A nomadic photographer, stylist, writer and influencer, Lou focuses on interiors, seasonal living and travel adventures with her family. Her articles on Bristol cover simple living, local recommendations and reviews.

Tigerlilly Quinn

Multi-award-winning blogger and YouTuber, Fritha Tigerlilly Quinn, lives in Bristol with her husband, two kids and two cats, who all feature regularly in her updates. Her blog and social channels are packed full of gorgeous colourful images, fashion, travel, interiors and plenty of waxing lyrical about Bristol.

Wild & Grizzly

Lori describes Wild & Grizzly as a UK lifestyle blog, where mama meets cool. Capturing stories and moments of her family’s life in Bristol, she explores the wild adventures and grizzly bits of motherhood alongside travel, design and beautiful interiors.

Bambalan Bristol

Image - Bambalan 

Family-friendly Bristol

This Bristol Brood

Mama of two, Angharad, shouts from the cyber rooftops about Bristol for a living. On her blog she shares her expert knowledge of the city and doles out inspiration for exciting family-friendly adventures to be taken around Bristol, the UK and wider world.

Bristol Mum

Bristol Mum’s Hilary was born and bred in the city and is now raising her two children in Bristol. Her site is a great resource for local parents, with round-ups of baby and toddler activities by postcode, What’s On guides and local family-friendly information.

She and Hem

Best friend blogging duo She and Hem, a.k.a Jo and Victoria, both live in Bristol with their young families and share a love for all things bright and colourful. Follow them for fun fashion and toddler shenanigans around the city.

This City Mum

City mum Claire regularly posts reviews of Bristol theatre shows, veggie restaurants, and local days (and sometimes nights!) out in the city.

Bristol Arts Monster

Fran started this guide for Bristol families interested in the arts. Expect interviews with local artists, art business, plus regular guides on arty things to do in the city with little ones in tow.

Practically Perfect Mums

Since 2012, Jane Batt has been helping families discover activities, events, local theatre and days out in Portishead, Bristol, North Somerset and beyond on her blog. Expect reviews, what’s on round-ups and travel adventures.

Brunel's SS Great Britain - Go Aloft

Image - Brunel's SS Great Britain, credit Max McClure

Food

Life Less Organised

Food listings, food guides, pub crawls and reviews, it’s safe to say there isn’t much - if anything -  about the Bristol food scene that Shonette doesn’t know. As well as being Queen of all food and drink knowledge, she’s also a digital whizz (she runs Bristol’s Rules of Engagement) and partial to a good yarn (she’s also in charge of Let Me Tell You A Story Jack). One of the best-known bloggers in Bristol, bookmark her site if you want to know where to consume tasty morsels in the city.

Stuffed 265

Natalie is famed throughout Bristol for her banter and love of burgers (she’s the creator of The Big Bristol Burger Crawl), booze and independent places to eat and drink in the South West. Browse her blog Bristol’s best sexy food, places to cure a hangover, take your parents for lunch, upcoming events and good chat.

Bristol Bites

Emily has been blogging about top nosh in Bristol since 2010, making her something of an expert on Bristol’s foodie offering. You’ll find her website full of honest reviews (plotted on a map), recipes, event round-ups, kids-friendly eateries and new openings in the city.

Bedsit Bonne Vivante

When food blogger Charlie isn't writing about the best grub in the city to indulge in, she's making it at her Bristol Pudding Society pop-up hosted at Bristol Spirit, where she serves four courses of puddings and matching cocktails. You’ll often find her sampling the wares of Bristol’s excellent local breweries and reporting back online. 

Food Nerd 4 Life

Alongside writing her food and travel blog (featuring lots of Bristol restaurant reviews), food technologist and self-declared food nerd, Rae Scott, creates products for Food on the Go and is an ambassador for the 91 Ways food charity.  

Girl in Bristol

Grace and her partner Matt have made it their mission to work their way through the abundance of independent businesses in Bristol. Learning more about their passions, influences and aspirations, she shares her latest experiences of them.

Vegan Bristol

Vegan Bristol is a vegan-friendly directory (rather than a blogger) to Bristol and Bath with over 300 reviews of cafes, restaurants, takeaways, health food shops, vegan Sunday roast, breakfasts, pizzas. If you’re veggie, vegans, flexitarian, heading that way or just fancy a plant-based meal, check it out!

Lizzie Eats Explores

Wales-born Lizzie is now Bristol-based, obsessed with food (especially good grub with a view) and exploring. On her blog she shares snippets of where and what she’s eaten in Bristol, places she’s been around the world, and money-saving advice!

Asado burger

Image - Asado Burger, credit Natalie Brereton (Stuffed 265)

Travel

Millennial Runaway

Charlie’s blog is aimed at millennials who want to travel more without giving up their career and home life. Along with tips, advice and adventure inspiration for travel around the world, Millennial Runaway also features lots of great tips on Bristol and the surrounding area – including the city’s most underrated café, gin tasting at Espensen Spirit, monthly round-ups and days out in the city.

Wanderer of the World

World wanderers, Justine and Scott run a travel blog for couples that want to escape the 9-5 through day trips, weekend getaways and holidays. Their love of travelling doesn’t diminish their love of Bristol though and you’ll find tons of tips for trips to the city.

Heather On Her Travels

Award-winning travel blogger Heather Cowper focuses on travel inspiration for the 50+ traveller looking for an authentic travel experience with a little luxury. She regularly features her home city Bristol on the blog and social media when she’s out and about.

Part Time Passport

Jules is the lady behind this alternative travel blog for full-time workers who love to explore. Her goal is to show readers how to travel more often on limited vacation time, including making the most of their own backyard, which in her case, is Bristol.

Upfest graffiti artist

Image - Upfest, credit Paul Box

And finally...

Visit Bristol blog

Ok, we’re just going to blow our own trumpet here because, well, we’re darned proud of our blog and it is THE place to find out everything you ever wanted to know about the city. Name a topic on Bristol and it’s likely to be covered here (or shortly will be!) As veritable experts on Bristol, we can tell you everything from where to find the best gin, afternoon tea and best breweries in the city, to when to get the hottest live music tickets in town, find hotels with swimming pools or how to have a Banksy-themed weekend in the city

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