There are plenty of great reasons to visit Bristol. You can find everything from museum ships like the SS Great Britain to fantastic examples of Gothic architecture like Bristol Cathedral. It’s also one of the country’s best shopping areas, so we thought we’d put together this quick overview of Bristol’s best shopping.
St Nicholas Market
If you want independent retailers, head to St Nicholas Market. You’ll find it inside The Exchange building in the middle of the Old City. Each week plays host to Bristol Flea Market, which is a great place to find everything from antiques to plants & garden accessories. Visit Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.
Set alongside stunning Georgian and Regency architecture, Clifton’s main shopping area covers The Mall, Princess Victoria Street, and Boyces Avenue. It’s home to scores of high-end retailers showcasing shoes, jewellery, antiques, and handmade pottery. You’ll also find plenty of quirky West Country inspired items and several cool vintage clothes shops. Finish your trip at one of the area’s many cafes and take a rest in one of the catered apartments after a long day of shopping.
Bristol Shopping Quarter
Found in the heart of the city centre, Bristol Shopping Quarter presents hundreds of shops across four key areas: Broadmead, The Galleries, Quakers Friars, and Cabot Circus. Whether you’re looking for independent boutiques or high street favourites, Bristol Shopping Quarter has something for everyone.
Gloucester Road & Stokes Croft
Found just north of the city, this is the place to go if you want shabby chic, retro, or vintage. It’s packed with local, independent shops; in fact, it has more than any street in the country. You can source everything from unique clothing to locally made gifts and artworks. It’s also known as Bristol’s Indie Shopping District, which means you should keep your eyes peeled for colourful murals and live music.