Guide to living and working in Bristol

Bristol is a lively, vibrant and exciting city to live in. In fact, in 2014, “Bristol was named the best city to live in according to The Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live in Britain List’”.

Here’s why it made the top of the list and why you should be looking forward to your move in the weeks ahead.

1. What history!

Bristol was at the forefront of the British Empire due to its ideally situated harbour. Its most famous historical landmark is The Clifton Suspension Bridge (shown above) which was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Bristol Museum is the perfect place to visit to learn more about the city’s unique and rich history. And for anyone wanting to find out more about Bristol’s strong nautical past, The SS Great Britain is a must-see.

2. The best of the countryside

Bristol doesn’t just boast incredible shopping opportunities, like Cabot Circus, Cribb’s Causeway, and the markets of St Nicholas, Bristol Harbourside Market and Whiteladies Road Market. It also has huge lush expanses of green. The Downs is a beautiful area for a relaxing walk on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

3. Impressive industry

Bristol has an economy which is thriving thanks to the success of the industries working there. Bristol is home to many thriving entrepreneurial businesses working in the finance, tech, manufacturing, or retail industries.

What’s more, those businesses aren’t just causing Bristol’s employment figures to rocket, they are also doing great things for the community more widely. Bristol-based Street2Boardroom, for example, helps to train young people up to work in the world of business simultaneously getting them off the streets and giving them vital career opportunities.

4. There’s a lot to do

There is so much to do in Bristol, from air ballooning during the Balloon Fiesta to walks along the harbour, trips to the museum, evenings at the theatre and days out spent shopping in the city’s many independent shops and stores and trips to Bristol Zoo. A short hop from Bristol are the fabulous counties of Cornwall and Devon meaning that whenever you want a weekend by the seaside, you have a very short and easy car journey to look forward to.

The city of Bath is also very close at hand for a day of culture, or a relaxing spa treatment at their famous thermal spa, Thermae Bath Spa. With so much to see and do, you will want to stay in the city forever.

5. Many opportunities

Bristol’s economy is skyrocketing. It was predicted that Bristol’s economy would be one of the fastest-growing in the country over the next few years. It sat way ahead of the country’s other cities, just behind London, Manchester and Nottingham, making it the perfect place to work.

Clearly, living in Bristol is something to shout out about. Now that you are buzzing about moving to your new home, let us get you excited about your new short-term accommodation too.

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