Clifton – it has a certain reputation in Bristol. To outsiders, it’s seen as the land of the wealthy and home of the luxury – but if you live in BS8, you’ll know it’s much more diverse than that.
It’s home to some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city, and it takes the prize of Bristol’s best view hands-down.
But what’s it like actually living in BS8? Well, these will sound all-too familiar to Clifton residents…
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1. On any day of the week, Boyce’s Avenue will always, always , be filled with ladies who brunch, lunch or afternoon tea.
2 . But if you’re a fan of dogs, it’s also a great place to spot some seriously cute ones – especially if sausage dogs, pugs or French bulldogs are your thing.
3.Whiteladies Road is the divide between Clifton and Redland, and anyone on the wrong side does not live in Clifton, no matter what they tell you.
4. No matter how many times you drive home over the Suspension Bridge, you will never, ever, tire of the view.
5.The Triangle is a no-go zone during university term time, unless you’ve got an hour to spare and enjoy pavement rage.
6. It’s impossible to make it through Clifton Village on a Saturday morning without stopping for some sort of cake.
7. It’s easy to whittle away hours at the shuffleboard table in the Nettle & Rye – it’s strangely addictive.
8. Whiteladies Road has never been the same since the loss of Henry Africa’s.
9.The Everyman Cinema is hands-down the comfiest place in Bristol.
10. The Clifton Arcade is an actual cave of wonders.
11. You both love and hate the White Lion’s terrace in equal measure. Yes, it’s full of tourists, but you just can’t beat that view.
12. We don’t care what anyone says, Clifton Fish Bar is a contender for Bristol’s best chippy.
(Image: Dave Betts)
13 . A Sunday morning stroll through Birdcage Walk is hard to beat.
14. If you like Prosecco – you need to head to The Albion on a Saturday, you’ll see why. Just get there before 5pm.
15. Do not mention WHSmiths.
16. Or residents’ parking.
17. No matter which way you try and get home, it will always involve a hill.
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