St Nicholas Market is situated in Bristol's Old City surrounded by beautiful Georgian architecture. A vibrant, thriving market housing Bristol's largest collection of independent traders and it's right bang in the centre of the city! There's also lots of little independent food stalls and cafes.
Cabot Circus is Bristol's newest shopping and leisure destination. It's a covered pedestrianised shopping area over three levels. Shops take over the lower floors while restaurants and a cinema occupy the upper levels. Cabot Circus links to shops in the Quakers Friars area which lies behind Broadmead.
Broadmead is Bristol's main shopping street and stretches from Union Street to Cabot Circus. Home to the city's major stores, the street is fully pedestrianised. The shopping area also includes Merchant Street, Union Street, The Horsefair and Penn Street.
Rough Trade operates a handful of specialist record stores in the UK. They provide creative, independent minds with a shared place of discovery and congregation.
Christmas Steps is one of eight unique streets in Bristol which are lined with independent shops, art galleries, bars, cafes and more than a few surprises. Where artisans and creative traders work side by side to keep this diverse corner of Bristol as unusual as it's been throughout its long and intriguing history.
The Harbourside Market takes place on Bristol's waterfront every Saturday and Sunday. Since 2010, the market has been home to around 40 talented local stalls and is a popular place for visitors and locals alike. You can find the stalls on the walkway in front of the Watershed.
The Nails Market (now called the Bristol Indies' Market) takes place outside The Exchange on Corn Street every Friday and Saturday. There is also a Farmers Market on Wednesdays and a Food Market on Tuesdays and Fridays on Wine Street.
Between Broadmead and The Horsefair is a delightful 18th century arcade which survived the Bristol Blitz in the 1940s. Restored and Grade II listed, its architectural merit is said to exceed that of Burlington Arcade in London.
Founded by local craftsmen as the 'Bristol Guild of Applied Art' in 1908, this unique shop specialises in well-designed, handcrafted and manufactured artifacts. For more than 100 years it's been the West Country's quirky emporium of fine design and today flourishing as never before.
Park Street runs from College Green and Bristol Cathedral up hill to Bristol University. It's full of independent shops and businesses with many fashion retailers. The main thoroughfare from the University to the Harbourside, it's popular with the student population of the city.
The Galleries is the city's biggest shopping centre and has been welcoming visitors for over 20 years. There is, though, a growing number of empty shops inside.
Bristol has a long history of chocolate making in the city and Guilbert's is the last surviving business. Dating from 1910, they make hand dipped chocolates using the same process as they did over 100 years ago.
Clifton Village and its many boutique clothes and jewellery shops can be found on Clifton Down Road, Boyce's Avenue and over the road on Princess Victoria Street and The Mall.
Just north of the city centre, past the hideous St James Barton roundabout, you'll find Stokes Croft. A vibrant Community in the heart of Bristol, the area has pioneered a liberal attitude towards street art welcoming graffiti artists from over the world.
Bristol Blue Glass was founded back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a tradition that had been lost for over 60 years, the art of glass-making. Thirty years on they still endeavour to keep the tradition alive.