Clifton is known for the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and the huge variety of independent shops, cafes, boutiques, bars, and restaurants that you will find there.
This location is perfect for dates or to impress newcomers to Bristol. It's lined with leafy vistas, stunning architecture, and unforgettable views.
Here's a collection of just some of the awesome things you can find to do in Clifton:
1. BYOB cooking classes: 3 Chandos Road, BS6 6PG
In the heart of Cotham, you'll find busy cookery school Cooking It.
Classes are varied and suit every taste (please excuse the unintentional pun) and many are BYOB, so they make an excellent night with partners or friends.
2. Wes Anderson mini-festival: Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin, BS8 4LD
Wes Anderson films are renowned for their aesthetic charm and iconic style, so where else better to enjoy them than the Avon Gorge Hotel with Bristol's favourite view: the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
3. Enjoy a swim, massage and meal at Bristol Lido: Oakfield Place, BS8 2BJ
Feel like a celebrity in this cool urban oasis that's tucked away in the heart of Clifton.
This Victorian spa is known for its idyllic tranquillity, good food, and spa treatments. Bristol has a habit of having unexpected pleasures tucked away in unlikely places, and the Bristol Lido is no exception!
4. Learn magic from a theatre magician: The Square Club, BS81HB
Learn up-close magic tricks and discover the arts of misdirection, sleight of hand, bluffing, and confidence. Perfect for party tricks or nights out, you'll walk away from this experience with a couple of tricks up your sleeve.
5. Drink basement gin at a gin lover's masterclass: 145 St Michael's Hill, BS2 8DB
Just off Cotham Hill and tucked behind the University of Bristol, you'll find Psychopomp Microdistillery on St Michael's Hill.
This distillery was first founded in the basement of a Bristol home, and now it's one of the most popular distilleries in Bristol making bespoke gins for Bristol's buzzing independent restaurant scene.
It's definitely a place you must visit if you like gin, there are walls lined with jewel-coloured gins and you can watch the latest concoctions bubbling away in Psychopomp's Willy Wonka-esque set-up.
6. Get cake and cocktails near a Victorian arcade: Clifton Village, BS8 4JG
Clifton Village is not to be confused with Clifton! And anyone new to the city will discover that Clifton has many sides to it! This picturesque little shopping quarter is around the corner from the suspension bridge and home to some of the city's most stunning boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars. You will be spoilt for choice!
7. Sparkling wine masterclass: 7 Princess Victoria Street, BS8 4BX
If you are in the Clifton Village area you have to stop into DBM Wines for one of their wine tasting masterclasses.
This wine merchant is stocked with wines from across the globe, and they certainly know their stuff! Their sparkling wine masterclass makes a brilliant evening out and is one of the more unusual wine tasting masterclasses that you will find in Bristol.