Home to Europe’s largest street art festival, Upfest, and the birthplace of Banksy, Bristol is famed for its vibrant painted streets & multi-coloured horizons.
But why is the city so colourful? Who brought street art to Bristol? What’s the story behind the paint?
Starting on the Harbourside, this walking tour ventures into the south of the city, home of the Upfest murals. Hear the stories behind vibrant Bristol from local artists, historians, residents and celebrities – the people who know Bristol best.
Starting Point: M Shed, Museum Square
About the Tours
Explore Bristol in a series of digital audio walking tours. Uncover the city’s secrets, guided by the people who know Bristol best. Listen to local legends as they guide you on your journey, from ship captains to graffiti artists, historians to craft brewers. Vibrant Bristol is created in partnership with Upfest, Show of Strength and VisitBristol.
How will it work?
1. The tours are suitable for explorers of all ages, and start on the harbour. All you need is a smartphone and headphones.
2. Pick your preferred day and start time and buy your tickets.
3. The day before the tour, we’ll send you simple instructions to download the app and your chosen tour in advance of the weekend.
4. Ensure your phone is fully charged and arrive at the starting point to join your fellow adventurers for a socially-distanced introduction, given by one of our producers.
5. Press play and follow the instructions for your personal tour. Do the tour at your own pace and stop whenever you want. Please arrive promptly at the stated start time.
Will it be socially distanced?
Absolutely. Places on each tour are limited to avoid crowding, and the tours guide you to outdoor areas only. There will be ample room for adventurers to spread out on your personal journey. We ask everyone to adhere to government guidelines of social distancing, and to be considerate of their fellow explorers.
No refunds or exchanges. The tours are designed to be covid-proof. In the rare event of further lockdown, we will reschedule the dates, and give you the option to join on the new dates or do the tour at a time of your choosing.