With a population of 1,000,000 Bristol is the most populous city in the South West region of England and Bristol England’s 7th largest city. Its success story has historically been based on its sea trading; however in recent times it has become a hub and center for employment, education and culture in the South West region. Bristol has been the only UK city to be nominated for the “European Green Capital” in the year 2011. more
Bristol is renowned for its unique architecture called Bristol Byzantine. Although Bristol has 51 Grade I listed buildings, 500 Grade II and over 3,800 Grade II buildings, Bristol has in the last century built many terraced, semi detached and flat housing. Property prices average at £208,459 for a 1-4 bedroom house. Prices have increased by 8% in the last year reflecting the increasing interest in the city.
In terms of culture, Bristol doesn’t fault one bit. In 2008 Bristol was a finalist for the 2008 European Capital of Culture due to its famous film and music industry, especially due to the Royal Bristol theatre which is the oldest British theatre and has been staging shows since 1766.
However Bristol’s key asset lies in its financial status. Bristol has the third highest per capita GDP in England and has a total GDP of ten billion. It is also home to a third of FTSE 100 companies which operate in the area. Examples include Toshiba, Orange and BBC.
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