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You might have heard of Bristol. It’s the place where Banksy made his name turning blank walls into street art. It’s where John Cabot began his journey to find North America. And, of course, it’s where Wallace, Gromit and Shaun the Sheep were created. What you may not have heard is that Bristol is frequently voted one of the best places to live in the UK.

Bristol is pioneering. It has the highest productivity of any British city outside the capital, and has become one of the fastest growing economies in the country. It became the first European Green Capital from the UK in 2015, a Fairtrade zone in 2005, and even has its own local currency. Its forward-thinking spirit has made it an excellent place for start-ups, entrepreneurs and graduates, the latter of which make up 46% of the workforce. Bristol’s fresh take on things is what makes it unique, and is perhaps why more Londoners are choosing to move here.

For students, Bristol is an exciting place to be. The city is home to an eclectic mix of bars, clubs and restaurants, including vegetarian and vegan options. It has a thriving music scene, with numerous festivals, venues and local bands. Fans of retail can find big brands in Cabot Circus, a £500 million pound development at the heart of Bristol’s shopping quarter, or unique finds in areas like Gloucester Road. The area surrounding the University of Bristol is a hub of student activity, and being a city university, you’ll never be far from the action.

Get away from it all, easily. A short journey from Bristol are some of the UK’s best landscapes and attractions, including Wales, the Cotswolds, Stonehenge, Oxford and the Roman architecture at Bath. It is a few hours away from London, and has an international airport for travel to Europe and beyond. Bristol’s location allows students to make the most of studying in Britain, and it’s one of the warmest areas of the country too.

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