Bishopston is a very popular family oriented area of Bristol situated around the renowned Gloucester Road. Our Bishopston Office is situated on The Promenade, a rank of shops approx.1 mile up the Gloucester Road from Bristol central shopping area.
Bishopston is made up of many streets with predominantly Victorian homes of all shapes and sizes. Families are drawn to the area in part due to the fact that there are some excellent schools within easy reach and there is an eclectic range of shops, bars restaurants and independent retailers all along the Gloucester Road.
There are a number of local parks in the area and Gloucestershire cricket’s home is situated in the heart of Bishopston off Nevil Road.
It is also a popular area for University students from both Bristol University and UWE being within easy reach of their many campuses.
Bishopston is a suburb of Bristol metropolitan city with all the trimmings of a rich history, and all within proximity to the beautiful British countryside.
The only UK city voted to achieve Green Capital status in Europe, large parks and green spaces throughout the city break up the mostly Victorian architecture. Whilst the iconic Clifton Suspension bridge towers over the spectacular Avon River Gorge.
Like to cycle?
Travelling from one side of Bristol to the other is relatively quick due to its modest size. This gives Bristol a unique cosy feel whilst being jam packed full of opportunity and culture. Voted Britain’s first cycling city, public transport links, VOI personal scooters, and other forms of eco conscious travel are available and encouraged especially thanks to the introduction of its clean air zone in November 2022.
Should you ever want to leave Bristol once you get here (we can’t think why) then Transport links are also perfect for London, Wales via the M4, and Birmingham, and the Southwest via the M5.
There’s always something being celebrated in Bristol whether it’s the summer festivals on the lush green Downs of Clifton and Durdham, or the vivacious St Pauls Carnival that stretches across all of Stokes Croft, St Pauls, and Easton.
To the south of Bristol check out the works of Banksy, and take part in Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival stopping for a comedy show at the famous Tobacco Factory.
If you like a walk by the water, take a tour of the SS Great Britain and relax alongside the harbourside, if you’re lucky you might catch the harbourside festival too.
Or if you’re fancying something altogether quieter, take a hike around Leigh Woods & Ashton Court estate’s beautiful sweeping grounds – You might spot the hot air balloon fiesta festival.
Industry, Retail therapy & Student Hub
To the north of the city in Filton; Airbus, Ministry of Défense, and Rolls Royce industry giants provide opportunities for great careers in engineering and security.
Bristol leads the way for shopping where you can find all the traditional chains in Cabot Circus, alongside a whole host of unique individual shops and eateries. Gloucester Road has Britain’s longest road of independent shops anywhere in the UK whilst Clifton’s White Ladies Road features high end & designer boutiques.
The heart of the city lies within the students who study here whether it be studying the classics at Bristol University, or the thriving range of courses including Nursing and Architecture at University of West of England (UWE as its affectionately known).
On top of this the University of Law and BIMM Institute for music make Bristol the best place in the UK for people to live under 26 as voted by the BBC.