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Area guide

Old Market

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187-189 Whiteladies Road, Redland, Bristol, BS8 2RY

Old Market is the traditional trading hub of Bristol and is still known in part as a commercial area. It's right next to the city centre, just down the road from Cabot Circus, across from Castle Park. After numerous developments, it's now a popular place to live for urbanites.

Key data - Old Market

Source: Dataloft, Dept. of Education, Dept of Transport, Census 2021

Being in the centre of Bristol means travelling around and out of the city is easy. Several main roads are very nearby. Buses are frequent and Temple Meads station is only half a mile away.

A vibrant mix of young professionals living close to the centre

Contemporary urban livingLots of converted period building with new builds alongside.

Local homes

Properties are often in old merchant buildings that have been refurbished into smart, contemporary flats, like the former Trinity Almshouse. There are also new build developments with one and two-bed apartments. Houses in this area are harder to come by.

Old Market AssemblyA converted bank, now a popular venue.

Local places

Old Market is a lively and vibrant area and, since its redevelopment in the post-war years, it's become the centre for Bristol’s LGBTQ+ community.

There's a great choice of bars and pubs, including one of Bristol's oldest, the Stag & Hounds. And a selection of independent shops. 

Local favourites:

Green space: Castle Park, St Matthias Park

Shopping: The Good Store Studio, Bristol Vintage Old Market, Specialist Records, Glitch Studios

Eating and drinking: Chido Wey, Grano, Tomo no Ramen, Volunteer Tavern, The Old Market Assembly, To the Moon

Schools: Hannah More Primary School, Andalusia Academy Bristol, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

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