The street art in Bristol is very well renowned, many streets of this beautiful city are adorned with works that not only entertain but also make us think.
Banksy is one of the most famous graffiti artists in the world, and his works are undoubtedly iconic. His works are full of acid political and social criticism.
This amazing artist is from Bristol, or at least his first works were made there. His identity remains a mystery, so nobody really knows where was he born.
In his city he has left a few samples of his art, among the most prominent are:
This is one of the artist’s emblematic works, it is relatively recent since it appeared in October 2014.
It’s a parody of the Johannes Vermeer famous painting, which replaces his earring with a security alarm on a wall.
Address: Hanover Pl, Bristol BS1 6UT
Even if you’ve never been to Bristol, you’ve probably seen it online before. It is one of his most famous works.
Basically, It’s a naked man hanging from a window, while the husband of his lover is looking for him.
This work has become one of the icons of the city. The city authorities asked the citizens and 97% voted to keep it.
Ironically this graffiti decorates a family planning centre.
Address: Frogmore Street, Bristol BS1 5NA
It is one of his classics, It shows three policemen running after a teddy bear, which is throwing a Molotov cocktail.
Address: Jamaica St, St Paul’s, Bristol BS1 3QY
There is even an app, “Banksy Bristol Trail”, where you can look at all of his masterpieces.
The street art in Bristol is much more than Banksy. We can find a variety of these works both in the historic centre and in the Stokes Croft neighbourhood.
This beautiful city has a rebel spirit that makes it the perfect place for graffiti artists.
In the centre of the city, very close to the cathedral, on Nelson Street, we can find a large part of them as well.
You can find them in large buildings or in small alleys.
A good way to get to know the street art in Bristol is through a tour. One of the most prominent is Where the Wall.
They have more than six years offering the best cultural tours of street art, they work on weekends starting at 11 am.
You can book tickets online on their website.
Address: it starts from College Green, central Bristol (exact details upon booking confirmation email)
Days Out In Bristol
16 Castle Boulivard
0117 379 0118