In Bristol, you will find a whole mishmash of people and styles. The local university is famous for attracting posh students from the wealthy counties around London, but there is also a huge underground music scene here and some of the most interesting live music venues and nightclubs in the UK.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Bristol was one of the world’s most important cities: the second-largest English city after London and a key link between Europe and the new world. Nowadays, the grand buildings, busy docks and important institutions remain, but the city has “taken a chill pill” and is best known for a highly original music scene and a large, active student population.
Sitting on the River Avon in south western England, Bristol is just 90 minutes from London by train. On the streets, you will see some spectacularly scruffy people going in and out of pristine regency buildings, great food served in traditional pubs and some ugly housing estates poking out of glorious countryside. 800 years of history in Bristol don’t stop the city looking forward with a smile: find out why with an English course in Bristol.