Bristol life

As a city, Bristol has plenty to offer. In 2017, Bristol was the winner of the Sunday Times 'Best places to live in the UK' and in the same year, was designated "City of Film" by UNESCO and has been a member of the Creative Cities Network since then. Not only is it one of the most prosperous cities outside London, it is renowned for its vibrant entertainment scene. Explore what Bristol has to offer.

Working in Bristol

Located in the heart of the Temple Quay area, we sit in the legal and business hub of the city and being only five minutes' walk from Temple Meads station means that we are within easy reach of our London office. 

As well as being recognised as the largest legal centre outside of London in terms of floor space, with many firms now choosing to locate offices here, Bristol's flourishing reputation has seen it attract substantial government investment with £17 million alone going into the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

Bristol is home to other thriving industries such as manufacturing, construction, retail, transportation, information and communications, health, social work, aerospace engineering, military operations, insurance, media training and an assortment of creative and media industries, with companies, such as the BBC and Aardman Animations being prime examples. Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Hewlett Packard, Dyson and EE can also be found in and around the city.

Living in Bristol

Full of restaurants, bars, festivals and countryside within hopping distance, Bristol is a commercial, creative hybrid which truly promotes work life balance. Consistently ranked as having the highest quality of life in England and Wales, it’s easy to see why Bristol has the highest retention rate of students post-graduation than any other UK city.

There are plenty of housing options in and around Bristol with most residential areas located within a 20 minute walk of the city centre. Whether living in one of the modern waterside developments and catching the ferry to work or strolling in from the more traditional Georgian terraces of Clifton, Redland or Cotham, each area has its own distinct style full of character and charm. The surrounding areas also offer some beautiful town, village and rural housing options.

Getting around the city is easy. With Bristol being named as Britain's first cycling city, it’s no surprise that over 30% of our people cycle or walk to work. Our bike racks, shower and locker rooms make it easy for those wishing to cycle or run to work to do so. With cycle paths aplenty and bike racks across the city, Bristol is geared towards cycling for commuting and leisure alike. For the more adventurous, there are plenty of mountain biking trails around Ashton Court Estate and in Leigh Woods, which is accessible just over the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Further information can be found in our Relocation Guide.