Bishopston Area Guide

"Living in Bishopston has been such a breath of fresh air! Spending time on Gloucester Road with its eclectic mix of independent shops, lively cafes, and quirky boutiques makes every Saturday morning an adventure in itself. It's a hub of creativity and diversity where every corner holds a new discovery.”

Ms A Taylor


Bishopston is one of Bristol’s best-known and popular areas, and it really is no surprise.

One of the standout features of Bishopston is its tree-lined streets, dotted with an array of independent shops, boutiques, and cafes. Gloucester Road, often referred to as the longest independent shopping street in the UK, boasts a diverse range of local businesses - from quirky bookstores to artisan bakeries, there's always something new to explore.

Bishopston is also home to an abundance of green spaces, providing a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Whether you're enjoying a picnic in St. Andrews Park or taking a leisurely stroll through Horfield Common.

The community spirit in Bishopston is palpable, with a diverse population that values inclusivity and a strong sense of local identity. Residents actively engage in neighbourhood events and initiatives, creating a warm and welcoming environment for everyone.

For families, Bishopston offers excellent schools such as Bishop Road Primary, and a range of family-friendly activities.


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