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Top things to do in Bristol for students

Bristol is one of those places that is hard to describe. There is a certain buzz in the air and a sense of freedom and adventure that has to be experienced in real life. Students in Bristol are lucky to have an excellent student nightlife scene, great (and cheap!) places to eat and all a stone’s throw from our student-friendly serviced apartments in the heart of the city.

Student Dining in Bristol

Bristol is full of great places to eat – from fantastic street food to five-star dining. There are many different cuisines represented in the city from many cultures and price ranges. Some of our favourite student-friendly restaurants are: 

St Nicks Market serves street food every Tuesday and Friday, with dinner options ranging from burgers and falafel to Japanese, Brazilian and Indian food.

Harbourside Market runs from midday to 3pm every Tuesday and 11am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday and has a great selection of reasonably priced sandwiches, doughnuts, fried chicken, pizzas and so much more.

Pinkmans Bakery is always busy. An award-winning bakery by day, Pinkmans serves delicious pizza by night. It’s great for a quick between lectures bite.

When you stay in PREMIER SUITES Bristol you also have the option to explore your inner Gordon Ramsey using our fully-equipped, family-sized kitchen. No more making ramen noodles in the kettle!

Student Nightlife in Bristol

Going out with friends, enjoying late nights and suffering early mornings are all part of the student experience and something all students should experience for themselves. Bristol is buzzing with dedicated student nights out with everything represented from live music in the pub to large scale club nights. Visit some of the brilliant clubs like Thekla, OMG and Lizard Lounge to dance the night away enjoying drinks specials you can’t beat. For a more low-key student night out or somewhere to warm up for the weekend, pop into The Anchor for Cheapskate Tuesdays or enjoy the sports in The Bishops.

Things to do in Bristol

Student life isn’t all lectures and hangovers. It’s a chance to explore the local area, getting to know Bristol in a way only students have the freedom to do. There are so many interesting things to do in and around the city, you could do something new every day for a year without repeat! Visit some of the excellent museums in the city including the fantastic We The Curious or a more immersive experience on the SS Brunel You can also experience world-class shopping in Bristol, with everything from high street faves to vintage & boutique shops to help you figure out your personal style.

Bristol’s Great Outdoors 

Students in Bristol have a unique opportunity to explore the great outdoors during off peak hours, in between lectures. Explore the beauty that’s right on your doorstep when you enjoy some of the top outdoor activities in Bristol this summer. Take a spin out to Leigh Woods to enjoy a woodland walk, visit Clifton Suspension Bridge, Observatory and Rockslide for some stunning views across the city or enjoy lunch al fresco in Millennium Square Park. If you have a full day and are feeling adventurous, you can even enjoy some exciting water sports like Canoeing, Sailing, Paddleboarding and windsurfing all in Bristol Harbour!

Student Accommodation in Bristol

If you’re a student relocating to Bristol or family visiting a student in a Bristol University, book the perfect accommodation in the heart of the city. PREMIER SUITES Serviced Apartments in Bristol offer you freedom and flexibility you won’t find from a traditional hotel, like our fully equipped kitchen and family-sized bathroom, one and two bedroom suites for privacy, plenty of space in our living and dining area and as much storage as you need. Our location in Bristol’s bustling city centre is just 20- minutes’ walk from University of Bristol, perfect to shake off the cobwebs on your way to your morning lecture.

Contact our friendly team today to book a long or short term stay in our PREMIER SUITES Bristol. We offer our best available rates exclusively when you book online on our official website or talk to our team directly. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to explore the beauty of Bristol.


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