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Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Bristol has been a popular filming location for many years, chosen as a primary location for many famous productions from Only Fools and Horses and Casualty to Sherlock and Skins. Our beautiful architecture, friendly locals and excellent accommodation choices have made us one of the number one filming locations in the UK throughout the years. This year the city’s creatives are celebrating with a year-long programme of exciting and interesting activities.

Bristol UNESCO City of Film

Bristol was recognised as a UNESCO City of Film in 2017 and have thrived ever since. Home to BBC Bristol, the BBC Natural History Unit, Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations and the largest studio facility in the West of England, The Bottle Yard Studios, film and tv production is one of the largest contributors to the UK’s creative industry and our economy. Bristol’s strength is the city’s character and the iconic imagery surrounding us making us a popular choice for production for decades. The city boasts a specialty skilled, locally-based crew and a variety of facilities companies, including freelancers, pre and post productions and sound specialists.

Bristol Film 2021

Earlier this year, Bristol Film 2021 was launched, bringing together a year-long programme of film related activities, celebrating the cities cinematic successes and 100 year anniversary of the death of Bristol-born motion picture pioneer William Friese-Greene. Funded by local government and many city-wide cultural partners, Bristol Film 2021 has a huge host of events for the public to enjoy including film screenings, talks and panel discussions, photography exhibitions, walking tours and cinema exploring and a very special magazine retelling members of the public’s memories of film and cinema over the past 70 years.

Accommodation for Film Crew

Another strong reason for Bristol’s popularity among production teams is the high quality of
accommodation here. At PREMIER SUITES Bristol we provide everything a production crew could need for a long or short term stay. 

Each of our suites has a self-contained kitchen, fully- with everything our guests needs to prepare, store, cook and enjoy food in a home from home environment. Kitchen facilities also include a washing machine, saving you money on costly dry cleaning bills. 

Our suites have all the space you need to feel truly at home. Compared to a compact hotel room, we offer a kitchen and dining area, a comfortable living space with TV and Wi-Fi as standard, a family sized bathroom, a luxurious bedroom and plenty of storage space for luggage and equipment. Our suites come in one and two bedroom options, often with two bathrooms, ensuring your crew have privacy and comfort while keeping company costs down. 

Our location in the heart of the city means we are right in the centre of the action. We are surrounded by excellent dining options, cultural sites and world-class shopping, all on our doorstep. This means your team can enjoy their off time getting to know the beauty of Bristol. 

Each of our guests has access to our wellness programme PS Life, which encourages them to live well while staying with us. Enjoy guided meditation sessions, fitness, mobility and resistance exercises, jogging and running routes in the city and a great range of healthy recipes to try in the comfort of your home. PS Life also explains our pet policy and lone traveller policies, as well as the extra steps we are taking every day to ensure your comfort and safety.

We offer plenty of extra facilities like our grocery delivery service. Simply order your weekly shop online and our staff will be happy to store it properly in your suite if you haven’t arrived yet or are not home. Ideal for film crews who need to hit the ground running. 

Guests will also have access to our loyalty club, Rewards From Us to You. The guest or company earns points for every pound spent with us. You can accumulate points to redeem against free stays or gifts and vouchers from Amazon and a host of other companies. Contact our sales team to find out more.

If you are part of a film crew in Bristol that needs quality, comfortable accommodation in the heart of the city, look no further than PREMIER SUITES Bristol. Contact our reservations or sales team today to learn more about corporate discounts. We look forward to sharing this exciting year with you and hope you enjoy Bristol Film 2021 as much as we do.


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