Friendly faces

Bristol residents are so friendly you’ll feel right at home. Many people come here to study and find they never leave.

And it’s not just us who think so - we've won a host of accolades in national surveys, including most liveable and kindest city.

With over 1,500 voluntary and social economy organisations, there are hundreds of opportunities to get involved. Break bread and share culture with the 91Ways project, which celebrates the 91 different languages spoken across the city.

Or brush up on your Bristolian - the strong accent is another thing that make's Bristol special. So take a moment to thank your bus driver, with a cheery 'cheers drive!'.

Our people are proud of their local heritage and with good reason. Look behind the street names and discover community history through the Know Your Bristol project, which digitally documents stories and voices absent from official records.

Bristol is a City of Sanctuary, part of a national network to welcome sanctuary seekers and celebrate their contribution to society. Local groups, including businesses, community organisations and individuals, work together to support a range of initiatives from a transport fund to a scholarship scheme.

What makes Bristolians so special? We're gurt lush! 

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