Discover Collegiate Bristol
Living in Bristol means you’ll never be short of things to do! The city buzzes with its friendly people, exciting music scene, festivals and events, vibrant harbour side and more… We’ll provide the perfect student accommodation leaving you to make the most of this beautiful city!
Bristol combines the tradition of a historic port city with the atmosphere of a fast-paced, dynamic and modern metropolis.
The Millennium Square forms one of the centrepieces of the redeveloped Harbour-side, forming part of the At-Bristol complex. Several pieces of public art grace this piazza, including several large water sculptures and statues of Bristol legends such as Cary Grant and William Tyndale. Dominating the space is the At-Bristol Planetarium, a giant mirrored sphere. The large plasma screen often shows sporting events and live arts performances – for example, from the Royal Opera House.
A short walk down Park Street brings you to College Green, Bristol Cathedral, and the Centre. Broadmead and Cabot Circus offer a comprehensive shopping experience, and the Bristol Hippodrome presents touring productions of West End hits.
One of the oldest streets in Bristol, Corn Street is dominated by an 18th-century building called the Exchange. Always a centre for the city’s traders, the Exchange now houses St Nicholas Market, a large community of independent shops named by the Guardian as one of the ten best markets in the UK. Outside are four 17th-century tables called the Nails, on which merchants used to transact their business (and giving rise to the expression ‘cash on the nail’). Corn Street is also the location of Bristol Farmers’ Market, the Nails Market, and the Slow Food Market.
In the Stoke Croft area of the city, an alternative hub of music, street art, and community action can be found. Walk down Gloucester road and see the home-grown shops and cafés which sit alongside small music venues and art galleries. This is where you’ll find Banksy’s mural ‘The Mild, Mild West’, voted Alternative Landmark of Bristol.