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Fun After Dinner Activities in Bristol

An international and culturally diverse city situated just over 100 miles from London Town, Bristol is one of England’s most desirable destinations for tourists and native Brits alike.

In fact, just four years ago it was voted the best place to live in the U.K., beating both the famous capital and other popular locations. Well-known for its harbour, architecturally impressive bridges, rich history, and vibrant independent spirit, there’s no doubt that Bristol should be on every traveller’s bucket list. While there are plenty of things to do during the daytime, in this article we point out a few experiences to be had after the sun has gone down over the river. 

An important Bristol landmark, the Clifton Suspension Bridge first opened in 1864 and is still a major motorway network for the city

Check Out a Theatre Show at the Bristol Hippodrome

Commonly referred to as Britain’s West End Theatre, the Bristol Hippodrome is famous across the country for its large stage and seating capacity. It is one of the only theatres outside of London that contains such an impressive stage size and hosts major shows like Les Misérables, Of Mice and Men, and Dirty Dancing. A perfect plan following dinner, the Bristol Hippodrome is sure to deliver an unforgettable entertainment experience whether you prefer classic opera, musicals, concerts, or ballet shows. The venue allows visitors to book as a group or individually with several packages available for their upcoming theatre exclusives.

Play Thrilling Games at the Rainbow Casino

Situated in the heart of Bristol’s bustling city centre is the Rainbow Casino. Equipped with a variety of classic casino table games and the most up to date slot machines in the modern market, visitors will be greeted by a friendly staff of experienced dealers right when they step onto the gaming floor. Even if you have little knowledge of casino games, the venue’s hosts will be on hand to ensure that your first visit lives up to your expectations. Additionally, because online casinos are regulated and legal throughout the U.K., interested guests can get the hang of these same activities in a virtual environment before hitting the real casino floor. For example, full libraries of slot games in their many themes and varieties are available to play on leading platforms, and allow players to familiarize themselves with different features like cascading reels and bonus rounds that commonly show up in these titles. Regardless of the types of games that appeal to you, a casino adventure is a great idea for thrilling after dinner entertainment.

Enjoy a Nighttime View Atop a Rooftop Restaurant

After you’ve enjoyed the energetic atmosphere of the theatre, casino, or both, head to one of Bristol’s many rooftop bars to enjoy a refreshing drink under the stars. One of the best is undoubtedly the White Lion Bar which displays brilliant panoramic views of the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge during both the day and the evening. The perfect summer bar, the White Lion also makes up part of the Avon Gorge Hotel located in the heart of the charming Clifton Village. As such, visitors that would like to take in the views for a little while longer can reserve their spot in one of the hotel’s many luxurious rooms.

Across its 70 acres, the Bristol Harbour boasts plenty of bars and restaurants, cultural centres, hotels, and trendy loft apartments

Have a Walk by the Harbour

One of the most iconic parts about Bristol is its unique harbourside. It is here where visitors can take in the culturally rich environment of the city and enjoy views of the River Avon that flows freely through it. The harbour is very walkable so it’s a great location to have a cool evening stroll after dinner or grab an ice cream. With so many different dessert options in Bristol, you’re sure to find the perfect bite to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. If you happen to venture down to the harbour during the day as well, be sure to check out the different museums and shops the square has to offer. One thing’s for certain - Harbourside Bristol is jam-packed full of cool places to explore.

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