10 Things We’re Looking Forward To Doing In Bristol In 2021

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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We might have spent the last goodness-knows how many months under tough restrictions, but that’s not stopping us planning ahead. With a new year in sight, we’re looking up and forward to the things that we’ll soon be able to do – with a number of activities in Bristol right at the top of our ‘to do’ list. From magical events that are planned for the Spring, to the simplest of things such as visiting our favourite restaurants, here’s everything we’re looking forward to doing in 2021.

1. Actually leaving the house

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Tired of your boring white walls? Us too. We can’t wait to safely get out and about again, pottering around all that Bristol has to offer.

2. Eating at our favourite restaurants

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Hospitality has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, particularly here in Bristol. But if there’s anyone willing to get out and about spending our money at extremely deserving local businesses – it’s us. The minute we’re able to visit our favourite restaurants again, we’ll be there, right at the front of the queue.

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3. Checking out a Candlelit concert

Fever’s sell-out candlelight concerts have gained quite the fanbase since their launch, so its no surprise that they’re in our top ten of things we’d like to do once this is all over. From stunning performaces of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to tributes to jazz legends like Aretha Franklin – there’s a performance for everyone. Check out the full list of Candlelight events coming to Bristol here.

4. Going shopping for non-essential treats at Bristol shopping centres before heading out for a meal

Credit: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

I may have moaned and moaned and moaned about the thought of going out shopping for the day before, but now, I have to say – I genuinely miss the hustle and bustle of The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. From browsing the stores for un-needed treats, to popping to the food courts for a meal after walking about all day – we’re well up for a shopping trip.

5. Heading for a boozy brunch without having to pick your favourite five friends

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Boozy brunches have been a bit of a saviour since we came out of the first lockdown – but the only downfall has been having to pick between our friends thanks to the rule of 6. We can’t wait to reunite with our mates for a big old booze-up (with a substantial meal to soak it all up with, of course!).

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6. Indulging in the popular Dining in the Dark event

Launching in Manchester just this year, the sell-out Dining in the Dark is finally set to arrive in Bristol in 2021 – with more delectable dishes to try while blindfolded. If you fancy yourself a night of adventurous dining in a beautiful setting bathed in candlelight, you’ll want to snap up your tickets before they’re gone (again!). Each ticket includes three courses, with dishes suitable for vegans, meat-eaters and those who prefer seafood, too. Get your tickets here.

7. Checking out new openings in town

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Bristol’s hospitality scene may have been ground to a halt this year, but in the small peaks of freedom we have had this year, we’ve seen a number of new openings – some of which were actually born in lockdown. From the first pizza vending machine in the UK, to a new foodie spot that serving Central European cuisine as well as fermented foods, our entrepreneurial Bristolians haven’t let Corona stop them this year.

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8. Discovering the city while munching on cheese

Bristol Cheese Crawl

Heading into spring in style, a brie-lliant event will be returning to Bristol, bringing our love for the city and cheese together with a cheese crawl around Bristol. Join in for this stroll through the charming Clifton village down to the iconic wharf with a selection of cheese treats en route, and let 2020 become a distant memory. It doesn’t get much feta than this!Get tickets here.

9. Figuring out what happens in the mind of psychopaths at a compelling talk


Ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a psychopath? Well, this talk has the answers. Delve deep into the darkest of minds at this compelling talk in Bristol, led by an expert and psychologist in the field. The talk will uncover the science behind what makes these people different to your average Joe, with some fascinating research up their sleeves to share with us all. Get your tickets here.

10. Seeing St Nick’s Market bustling again

One of the biggest things we’re looking forward to is the sense of normality that St Nicholas Market brings – with its shoppers and stalls all filling the venue every single day. Whether its something as small as popping in on your lunch break or being one of said shoppers for the day – we can’t wait to see Bristol alive once again.

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