• © Chris Wilkins

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Jon Craig

City Hall

  • Saturday 10AM - 4PM

Venue number: 18

City Hall

  • Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Venue number: 18

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Jon Craig

City Hall

Sit in the council chamber, see civic regalia and discover the history of the city’s leadership engraved on the walls at City Hall, one of Bristol’s grandest buildings. See how the old blends with the new, from the historic first floor to the updates made during the building’s recent refurbishments.

Key Information

Design Information

  • Built1938-1953
  • Designed byArchitects: Vincent Harris (original), Alec French Architects (refurbishment)
  • Building styleNeo-Georgian

Built in the 1930s, this building replicates the Georgian style of many of Bristol’s most ornate buildings. The concrete frame is clad with very wide, thin bricks, with Portland stone dressings and a leaded hipped roof topped with gilded unicorns. The grand ceremonial entrance overlooks a moat, with a Italian marble reception hall inside.

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