Details: Bristol, England

August 19, 2013
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GETTING THERE

Multiple airlines, including United, Virgin Atlantic, American and British Airways, offer nonstop flights from Washington Dulles to London. Multiple airlines, including British Airways, American and Finnair, also offer nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to London. From Heathrow, a National Express bus (www.nationalexpress.com) to Bristol takes about two hours and costs $62 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

College Green

011-44-117-925-5100

www.marriott.co.uk

Central and lavish, offering double rooms from about $170 per night.

The Regency Bristol

40-44 St. Pauls Rd.

011-44-117-923-8788

www.theregencyhotelbristol.co.uk

About a mile from the center of town, this newly refurbished mid-size hotel offers double rooms starting from about $98 per night.

WHERE TO EAT

The Canteen

Hamilton House

80 Stokes Croft

011-44-117-923-2017

www.canteenbristol.co.uk

A hub for the local street-art scene where you can dine beneath the gaze of a break-dancing Jesus. Entrees from about $10.

Riverstation Restaurant

The Grove

Harbourside

011-44-117-914-4434

www.riverstation.co.uk

This upscale eatery on the waterfront has both a formal restaurant (with dinner entrees from about $24) and a more casual bar and kitchen (entrees from $12).

Chin! Chin! Bar & Kitchen

155 St Michael’s Hill

011-44-117-973-9393

www.chinchinbarkitchen.com

Offers classic British mains from $17 for dinner and $8 for lunch. Afternoon tea — served with finger sandwiches and a selection of cakes — from $20 per person.

WHAT TO DO

Where the Wall Street Art Tours

www.wherethewall.com/tour-booking

Tours led by John Nation run every Saturday at 11 a.m in summer and once a month or by request the rest of the year. Reservations are strongly recommended; booking is available online. Adults about $11.60, couples $18.60, ages 8-16 $5.40, younger than 8 free.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road

011-44-117-922-3571

www.bristol.gov.uk

Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and national holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Urban Paint Festival (Upfest)

festival.upfest.co.uk

Annual street art festival takes place in late May.

See No Evil

www.seenoevilbristol.co.uk

Popular street art festival was on hiatus this year, but it is due to return in August 2014.

INFORMATION

visitbristol.co.uk

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