ESN Bristol Bucket List!



  • Go to Bath – make sure to go at least once when the Christmas Market is on- watch out for an ESN trip here!
  • Visit Stokes Croft and check out the street art
  • London – It's not far!
  • Go to the beach at Weston-Super-Mare
  • Brighton – go either before the weather gets too cold and windy or in the spring/summer!
  • Climb Cabot tower
  • Visit the S.S Great Britain 
  • Visit Oxford or Cambridge, or both!



  • Go to the Suspension Bridge – watching the sunrise over it is pretty cool or if you prefer the sunset you can watch it with a drink from the White Lion pub in Clifton
  • Watch a firework display on bonfire night (November 5th)
  • Go to a Quiz Night (We will be running one just for you guys very soon!)
  • Watch hot air balloons over Bristol (either from the Observatory looking over the Suspension Bridge, or from the downs)
  • Have a BBQ on the downs (Definitely wait for summer!)
  • Go to the Lanes to go bowling (Watch this space- we have plans for this too!)
  • Ride the rock slider near the Observatory
  • Go to the Zoo and the Aquarium
  • Check out the Clifton arcade (The cutest shops and cafes!)
  • Go and see a student society show – Pantomime (before Christmas), Musical, opera, dance show or Theatre piece
  • Check out what’s on at the Wardrobe theatre (above the White Bear pub on Cotham Hill)


Food and drink

  • Get a Milkshake at Roccatillos (on the Triangle)
  • Eat (Jason) Donervans after a night out (Cheesy chips recommended!)
  • Go to Burger Joint (Whiteladies Road)
  • Eat Fish and Chips – Clifton Village Fish Bar recommended
  • Eat a roast dinner
  • Have Afternoon tea – must include scones, cream and jam – cucumber sandwiches optional
  • 2-4-1 Pizzas at the hill on Tuesday (All day)
  • Get a Fro-yo (We recommend Angelberry down at the Harbourside)
  • Eat at St Nicks Market


Going out out 

  • Party on a boat – go to Thekla!
  • Escape the Triangle and have a night out at the old converted Skatepark –MOTION
  • Make sure you try some of the one-off nights like –Itchy feet (swing music), No Scrubs (90s classics) and Happy Daze (Glitter is mandatory!)
  • Experiment with other less mainstream, but no less brilliant clubs such as Lakota, or Blue Mountain, or venues like The Canteen and the Louisiana