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.
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Central and lavish, offering double rooms from about $170 per night.
The Regency Bristol
40-44 St. Pauls Rd.
About a mile from the center of town, this newly refurbished mid-size hotel offers double rooms starting from about $98 per night.
80 Stokes Croft
A hub for the local street-art scene where you can dine beneath the gaze of a break-dancing Jesus. Entrees from about $10.
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
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.
Where the Wall Street Art Tours
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
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)
Annual street art festival takes place in late May.
See No Evil
Popular street art festival was on hiatus this year, but it is due to return in August 2014.