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SouthvilleBristol

Browse independent shops, attend a soccer match and be part of a street art festival at this vibrant riverside neighborhood.

Wander to the south of Bristol Floating Harbour to colorful Southville. Set along the River Avon, Southville was once the home of the labor force of Bristol’s coal mining, tanning and tobacco industries. The area was damaged in World War II, gentrified in the 1980s and soon after began attracting artists and independent traders.

North Street is the beating heart of the district and marks the border between Southville and Bedminster. The street is home to boutiques, farmers markets, galleries, gastropubs, microbreweries and restaurants that serve cuisine inspired by the flavors of Africa and Asia. Along the street you’ll find the Tobacco Factory Theatres, an intimate performing arts venue located inside a collection of converted factory buildings. It puts on everything from adaptations of Shakespearean classics to events during the Mayfest contemporary theater festival.

If you like the outdoors then head to Southville's Greville Smyth Park, which has well-kept lawns, a children’s playground, soccer fields and exercise stations. Watch skateboarders and BMX riders perform tricks at Dame Emily Park. In Bedminster, Windmill Hill City Farm has a working farm and organic herb, fruit and vegetable gardens. Get involved with family-friendly activities such as art classes, cooking workshops and children’s yoga.

Sports fans should make sure to check the schedule at the 27,000-capacity Ashton Gate Stadium. This is the home of Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Rugby.

Visit Bristol in July for the free Upfest Festival, when over 400 street artists perform live at 50 locations in Southville and Bedminster. Live music performances and food markets accompany the shows. Find out more and peruse exhibitions at the Upfest Gallery.

Southville is a 10-minute drive or a 30-minute walk from Bristol City Centre. Public buses stop on North Street and the most convenient train station is Bedminster. There’s footbridge access across the river to Spike Island. From here it is easy to reach major attractions in Bristol Harbourside by foot, including the SS Great Britain and M Shed museum.


Popular places to visit in Southville

Roman Baths
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Roman Baths

4.5/5(83 reviews)

Marvel at the natural hot spring pools and the majestic architecture at this well-preserved ancient site.

Thermae Bath Spa
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Thermae Bath Spa

4/5(12 reviews)

Bathe in some of Britain’s warmest thermal waters and unwind with relaxing treatments at this appealing spa complex.

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
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Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

This historic theater offers a wide variety of entertainment, from West End productions and Broadway shows, to traditional pantomimes and opera.

Top things to do in Southville

In-Home Private Chef Experience - 5 Course
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In-Home Private Chef Experience - 5 Course

CA $125
Per adult
Bristol Scavenger Hunt: A Bridge Through Time
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Bristol Scavenger Hunt: A Bridge Through Time

CA $26
Per adult
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch

CA $195
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Windsor Castle, Roman Baths & Stonehenge with All Admissions
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Windsor Castle, Roman Baths & Stonehenge with All Admissions

CA $196
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

CA $29
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Blackbeard to Banksy - The Ultimate Walking Tour of Bristol
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Blackbeard to Banksy - The Ultimate Walking Tour of Bristol

CA $16
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in Southville

Avon Side Guest House
Avon Side Guest House
2.5 out of 5
106 Coronation Rd, Bristol, England
The price is CA $85 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of M Shed and SS Great Britain. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and We The Curious ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Perfect place to get to centre can’t complain perfect place"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2020

Avon Side Guest House
Whitehouse Guestrooms
Whitehouse Guestrooms
3 out of 5
28/30 Dean Lane Southville, Bristol, England
The price is CA $89 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Located in Southville, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of M Shed, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and SS Great Britain. We The Curious and St Nicholas ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Friendly, warm and welcoming! Only stayed for one night but will most definitely be staying again once back in Bristol!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020

Whitehouse Guestrooms
Ebury Place Your Apartment
Ebury Place Your Apartment
4 out of 5
75 Coronation Road, Bristol, England

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of M Shed, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and SS Great Britain. We The Curious ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
in Bristol!

"Fantastic location, with easy walking access to harbourside and all of the restaurants. Clean, modern and comfortable. Ideal for 2 couples for business or pleasure, would have no hesitation in going back when in Bristol again. Only 1 minor improvement, the mattress in the main bedroom could do with ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2019

Ebury Place Your Apartment
The Wharf Your Apartment
The Wharf Your Apartment
4 out of 5
Coronation Road, Bristol, England

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Spike Island and SS Great Britain. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and ...

The Wharf Your Apartment
Cigar Factory Apartments
Cigar Factory Apartments
4.5 out of 5
127 -131 Raleigh Rd, Southville, Bristol, England

Located in Southville, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tobacco Factory Theatre and Ashton Gate Stadium. Bristol Hippodrome Theatre ...

Cigar Factory Apartments
The Ibrox Lodge
The Ibrox Lodge
3.5 out of 5
1 Dean Lane, Bristol, England

Located in Southville, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of M Shed, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and SS Great Britain. We The Curious and St Nicholas ...

The Ibrox Lodge
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