Hidden Bristol this September

Hidden Bristol this September

Bristol Open Doors launches Hidden Bristol, three immersive audio walking-tours so you can explore Bristol. The best news is, it is suitable for all ages, and all you need is a smartphone and headphones. Discover Bristol in a new way this September 2020.

During the lockdown, we were able to discover more of our local area. We can now go further afield and are embracing the same ideals. Hidden Bristol is for the curious, the adventurers, the urban explorers, heritage seekers, culture buffs and artistic dreamers.

From 11th – 13th September, you can join Bristol Open Doors on their three audio walking tours and discover the Hidden Bristol. The three expeditions are:

1. Vibrant Bristol

Bristol is home to Europe’s largest street art festival and is the birthplace of Banksy. The tour ‘Street Art & the Painted City’ will allow you to explore the street art within Bristol. You’ll discover why the city is so colourful, and the story behind the paint. You’ll start on the Harbourside and ventures into the south of the city. Hear the stories from local artists, historians, residents and celebrities – the people who know Bristol best.

2. Hidden Harbour

In June 2020 the eyes of the world were on Bristol, as the statue of Edward Colston was toppled by the Black Lives Matter movement. The ‘Stories of a Radical City’ is a journey of 1,000 years and covers the merchant traders, plus slaves and slavers. Explore Bristol’s lively harbourside, hidden caves and the M Shed docks.

3. Historic Bristol

The ‘Through Time & Temple’ starts at the heart of modern Bristol at the ruin of a sacred Temple. It was built by the Knights Templar, and was made even more famous by ‘The Da Vinci Code’. Remnants of Bristol’s medieval past can be found around the city, if you know where to look. You’ll also encounter Colston’s baptism to the secret ale-house meetings of abolitionists, and the destruction of Bristol during The Blitz.

Tours take between 60-90 minute, depending on your pace. It does mean you can stop off when and where you like. It is a ticketed event, so you do need to pick your preferred day and start time. As you’re outside, you’ll find it easy to avoid the crowds and adhere to social distancing. Instructions on how to download your tour are sent to you in advance. It is £5 per child and £10 per child.


Stay at Future Inn Bristol

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night in the heart of the city centre, offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family. Perks include car parking for £9 per stay at Cabot Circus and free WiFi. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk.

Pre or Post Exploring Dining

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after exploring with ribs, chops and grills as well as a wide variety of fish, vegetarian and vegan selections too. Under 5's always eat for free with a paying adult. A large selection of drinks is also available, including cocktails all of which are £9. Bookings can be made on 0117 304 1020 or chophouse@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online: 

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