The city

Bristol

Named “Best place to live in the UK 2017” by The Sunday Times Magazine, Bristol is a friendly, safe, attractive city with a long and colourful history. With a population of 500,000, it’s the cultural and commercial capital of the South West. It’s home to a diverse community of artists, musicians, media, financial and high tech companies.

Bristol has two excellent universities, hundreds of pubs and restaurants, both modern and traditional, museums, cinemas and green spaces. Bristol was European Green Capital in 2015. For “shopaholics”, Cabot Circus shopping centre and St Nicholas Market have everything you need.

There’s always something going in Bristol - music festivals, Europe’s largest hot air balloon festival, a harbour festival, food festivals and more. For sports and outdoor activity fans, Bristol has two football teams, a rugby club, gyms, swimming pools, climbing, horse riding, mountain biking and a watersports centre in the harbour.

Bristol is surrounded by places of interest: Bath, Oxford, Cardiff, Stonehenge and Stratford-Upon-Avon are all close and London is just 90 minutes away by train.