From Blackbeard, the notorious pirate, through to Banksy, the globe’s #1 street artist, via Edward Colston, the slave trader whose statue fell during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, the city of Bristol has put itself on the map. Find out exactly how on this fascinating guided tour that mingles centuries of city history with vibrant street art—and leave with tips to make the most of your stay.
Get the perfect introduction to Bristol on a guided street art walking tour
See originals by Banksy, whose studio is here—and other local artists
Discover the city’s complex history, from ruined churches to toppled statues
Guide provides tips and insights to ensure you have the perfect stay
Meeting And Pickup
Bristol BS1 5TJ, UK
Meeting in front of the cathedral main entrance.
Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1, UK
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
the tour goes down one set of steps, there is an alternative route however. Also the harbourside surface is made of stones. generally wheelchairs have no problem. get in touch if you have any concerns.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A must do when visiting Bristol
Nicola_J, Jan 2023
Simon was very knowledgeable about bristol and its history and did not miss out any information, he was very funny and a warm character. It was great to see the old architecture and the modern artwork. Very interesting tour and learnt lots about Bristol.
Great walk inspiring commentary
Jacqueline_N, Jan 2023
The walk was very interesting particularly the pirate history and learning about the early history of Bristol as well as more contemporary history
A good guide to Bristol
Frances_M, Dec 2022
Useful to find out where to visit in Bristol during your stay and to get the history of the area.The guide was entertaining and informative and had a sense of humour.
Bristol best of tour
Martin_G, Nov 2022
Fabulous entertaining and informative tour showing the best of Bristol. Luke was a superb guide .......
Great worth doing!
Ben_K, Nov 2022
It was great and our guide was entertaining and very knowledgeable!
I was expecting more banksy art, however it was great to see all the street art around Bristol.
Thanks! Worth doing
Great walking tour
Francesca_H, Nov 2022
Excellent knowledgeable tour guide thank you, very enthusiastic and enjoys his job! Would definitely recommend
Simon was great
Harry_O, Nov 2022
The guide (skipper) was great, loads of interesting facts with some excellent drumming . I would recommend this tour
Simon was an excellent...
Adelaide_B, Nov 2022
Simon was an excellent tour guide. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable and full of added info which enhanced the tour. I am due to return to Bristol in Dec and might bring my mom on it as know she would love.
A must in Bristol
Carmen_C, Oct 2022
Perfect way to visit Bristol. The guide was super friendly and made the most of the visit. I wouldn't change anything
Christopher_E, Sept 2022
Street art and history of Bristol very enjoyable Luke the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour
Time well spent
Denise_P, Aug 2022
Very interesting tour, lots of information and stories provided by knowledgeable guide who also gave us a drum solo as an added bonus, recommend this tour
Cristina_M, Aug 2022
Luca Ward very fun and told us a lot of interesting things and gave tips regarding Bristol.
I wanted to see more Banksy murales, but he told me where I could find them
Informative aesthetic and funny tour
GABRIEL_D, Aug 2022
Our guide Luke was not only very
informative but also a genuine storyteller with a good ethical viewpoint of all things Bristol past and present. The tour was a show within a show, lots of funny anecdotes too. loved it !
Beautiful Bristolian perambulation!
Lisa_W, Aug 2022
Knowledgeable and entertaining way to discover Bristol past and present. Great guide—a credit to your company—who was passionate about a city that was new to us but we hope to get to know even better after this wonderful introduction.
Just do it
Andy_G, Aug 2022
Excellent narration throughout the tour and very knowledgeable
Good to see some spots in Bristol and my mum who is a little hard of hearing was fine
Really fun and interesting tour
Joanne_T, Aug 2022
Great tour with a really engaging tour guide Simon who took us to places we wouldn't have noticed or known about if we hadn't joined the tour.
A great way to explore Bristol
Grant_W, Aug 2022
Simon is a great tour guide who entertained us with the history of Bristol, together with his quick wit and humorous anecdotes.
The tour took in all the interesting aspects of the city and showed us those sites which we should explore by ourselves such as the interior of the cathedral.
The tour length was just right, it was a mostly flat walk that anyone could undertake.
I highly recommend this tour
2 hours well spent
Peter_B, Jul 2022
Our tour lasted just over 2 hours. A great way to see the city center and the street art, and really enjoyed Simon’s knowledgeable commentary.
2 hours well spent.
David_B, Jul 2022
Excellent guide, we learned lots of things we didn’t know about Bristol.
Simon had a lot of extra noise to deal with and yet we heard every word.
Fantastic tour and value
Andy_G, Jul 2022
The whole tour was amazing exceptional value for money ,our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting