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Bristol named one of 10 best places to live in the world

By bristol247, Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

Bristol’s independent cafes, fixie bicycles, soy flat whites and surly hipsters are just a few of the reasons given for being named one of the top-ten cities on the globe in which to live.

Banksy gets a look-in, as do our green spaces, sports teams and even local currency the Bristol Pound.

The city is ranked in the top-10 alongside Barcelona, Vancouver, Berlin, Vienna, Havana, Tokyo, Melbourne, Amsterdam and New York.

The accolade has been given by Forever Sports magazine, whose August issue says: “What’s the big deal? Its population is about 1/16th of England’s capital, but you can still ride to an independent café on a fixie bike and get a soy flat white from a surly hipster.

“The smaller size of Bristol lends itself to initiatives like the Bristol Pound, which can only be spent in local, independent shops. The £91m Bristol Arena is due to open in December 2017.”

It adds: “Lots of green spaces in the city centre and the harbour is a good place for bars, cafes and a walk…

“There’s street art all over the place (Banksy is from here, so no surprise) and during the summer, there are loads of festivals in the local area.”

 

Read more: Video: The best of Bristol’s suburbs

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