Old Market has been declared Bristol's 'Gay Village', and most of the pubs and bars on West Street are gay-run or LGBTQ+ friendly. Looking for a relaxed spot where you can enjoy traditional British fare and a local brew? Head to Old Market Tavern and snag a spot in the outdoor garden. In the mood to mingle? Cruise over to Bristol Bear Bar - one of the only purpose-built bear bars in the UK - brimming with bears, cubs, and admirers.
Whether you’re looking for a four-star hotel, or a budget-friendly boat that sleeps 30, there are plenty of places to lay your head in Bristol. For prime waterfront location with an oh-so-sleek interior (and two different outdoor dining options), book a room at The Bristol. Traveling with a group? Consider renting a luxe serviced apartment, complete with a kitchenette, communal garden, and 24-hour room service.
For super-fresh seafood (it’s caught along the South Coast and delivered daily), look no further than Fishers Restaurant. Offering a selection of fish and shellfish from sustainable sources, plus vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options too, it’s sure to please even the pickiest palate. Celebrating a special occasion? Admire the sparkling lights of the city while feasting on sophisticated bistro classics at the floating restaurant and bar (seasickness sufferers need not fear, it’s docked) at Glassboat.
Bristol Pride Festival is the largest free Pride in the UK — and it’s also one of the most lively (it’s even got the awards to prove it). Each year brings a fantastic host of activities designed to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, including an amazing line-up of musical artists, family activities, food concessions, bars, and more.
Bristol is one hour and forty-five minutes from London by train. The city is also accessible via Bristol Airport, which is served by flights from a wide variety of European and internal destinations.