Bedminster and Southville
Bedminster and Southville are up and coming areas with a lot of new bars and restaurants as well as the nationally renowned Tobacco Factory theatre. There is a growing arts scene in the area. There are some very nice houses at more reasonable rents so although a lot of students don’t venture over the river, they could be missing out on some good quality housing at more affordable prices.
Depending on where you are the walk in can be as little as 35 minutes. Because there are fewer students there tends to be less hassle from local residents.
What they say
The bars and shops on West Street are excellent and the Tobacco Factory is just around the corner. Our house was really cheap and we could still walk to University and the city centre.