Park Street & Queens Road

Park Street is a beautiful Georgian street flanked by excellent independent and boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and funky bars. 

Stroll up the hill, stopping for a coffee, lunch or a new pair of shoes on the way and be rewarded with stunning vistas and gorgeous architecture to marvel at. The road is overlooked by the Wills Memorial Building, home to the University of Bristol. Next door is the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Near the top of Park Street is Brandon Hill, the oldest park in Bristol featuring landscaped paths and Cabot Tower; free to enter and climb and offering views across the city to Wales in the north and the Mendip Hills to the south. 

On nearby Great George Street is St George's Bristol, one of Britain's leading concert halls, and The Georgian House Museum, an 18th-century six-storey townhouse, restored to its original glory. Nearby is the Red Lodge Museum, tucked away behind Park Street on Park Row, featuring an Elizabethan 'Knot' garden dating back to 1580. 

Take a stroll back down the hill to the bottom of Park Street to see Banksy's famous Well Hung Lover on the side of a building opposite City Hall and College Green. On the other side of College Green is the magnificent Bristol Cathedral

There are also a number of LGBTQ+ bars and clubs in the area including the Queenshilling, Bent and OMG, all offering popular music nights and a late opening hours.


If clothes shopping isn’t your thing, get some culture at the art, music, record and bookstores that make Park Street their home. Shop for vintage clothing at Loot or Vintage Thrift Store, or browse popular brands including Patagonia, Finisterre and Jigsaw. Averys have their wine cellars and shop underneath Park Street and have been trading since the 1700s – pop in to peruse their selection or book onto a wine tasting. 

At the foot on Park Street you’ll find Back in Action, The Back Shop - a unique wellbeing store with 3-floors of solutions to live a pain free life, including a flotation tank offering deep relaxation and restoration.  

Dining and nightlife

Or if you’re more of a foodie, check out the diverse culinary offerings available to suit every taste. Grab a coffee at old-school cafe Woodes or much-loved local chain Boston Tea Party, try some award-winning gelato from Swoon or tuck into picture perfect Japanese soufflé pancakes at Fluffy Fluffy. If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, you’ll find a range of casual restaurants serving everything from pizza to noodles – popular choices include Pizza on the Park, Miller & Carter Steakhouse, or Yakinori for Japanese dishes. 

When the rest of Bristol is closing up, the range of pubs, bars and restaurants make Park Street and The Triangle a popular place to start – and finish – a night out.  Check out Hyde & Co with its speakeasy-style bar, or Basement 45 for drum & bass, techno or jungle club nights. The Woods is a longstanding late-night bar, with more choice for music and dancing at Antix, Yia Mass and Reina Bar. If it’s just cocktails you’re after, you can head to Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery, Goldbrick House or Golden Crane

If you’re thinking of staying The Berkeley Square Hotel – a stylish and comfortable 4-star hotel, and the Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel on College Green, are perfectly situated to explore this area of Bristol.  

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