A fine pair of Bristols

After a two hour train journey from London Paddington station I arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station ready for a weekend away from London with my friends – an eclectic group of fellow adventurers from Australia, New Zealand and England.

We checked in to our 12-bunk dorm at the centrally located Rock and Bowl Hostel, complete with its own bowling lanes and nightclub, and planned the evening’s adventures.

Bridewell street Bristol

After a few Thatchers ciders we eventually made our way to Stokes Croft passing vibrant murals and three dimensional street art along the way.

Bristol street scene

Stokes croft street art Bristol

lamp post

bristol street art

We settled in at The Canteen, a live music venue and cafe/bar serving locally sourced, affordable food.

The beer garden features the Mild mild west mural by the infamous Banksy – a native Bristolian.

Banksy mural Stokes Croft Bristol

Canteen Bristol

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Bristol street art