In the heart of the city

Finzels Reach is in an enviable location, right on the edge of Bristol’s glistening Floating Harbour and moments away from the city’s cultural, leisure and business hub.

The striking Castle Bridge connects the quarter directly to the green open spaces of Castle Park, which offers easy access to the main shopping areas of the city with everything from independent outlets to international brands.

With the city centre on its doorstep, Finzels Reach is also close to an array of bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs, theatres, music venues and more, all within easy reach.


In and around the area


With three supermarkets located within walking distance – and the closest only three minutes’ walk away from Finzels Reach – popping to the shop is quick and easy.

Eat & drink

Thanks to its central location, Finzels Reach is surrounded by an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars for any time of the day or night. Pick up a freshly made barista style coffee from a local coffee shop such as Baristas Coffee Collective or Friska, grab lunch at one of the nearby eateries or enjoy dinner the eclectic mix of restaurants the city centre offers, from fine dining to street food and everything in between.

Places to stay

For visitors to Finzels Reach, there is a selection of places to stay that will fit with all tastes and budgets, from serviced apartments such as Cleyro at Finzels Reach through to major hotel brands including Premier Inn at Finzels Reach, Hilton Garden Inn and Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel.

Cultural hotspots

Finzels Reach is a gateway to the city’s cultural hotspots with theatres, cinemas and museums in every direction. The newly renovated and much-acclaimed Bristol Old Vic is within a 10 minute walk away and the Bristol Hippodrome, which hosts national touring productions, is just 12 minutes away.

The city centre has multiple cinemas including an Odeon Bristol, Showcase Cinema de Lux and arthouse cinema, the Watershed.

A little further across the city is the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery which offers collections of art, nature and history as well as hosting exhibitions throughout the year.


Music & nightlife

When it comes to evening entertainment, Finzels Reach is a stone’s throw away from some of the best pubs, bars and music venues in the city. Take a short walk over to King Street to find some of Bristol’s most iconic and historic pubs along the cobbled street including the Old Duke and The Llandoger Trow, or just a five minute walk down Victoria Street find a selection of pubs with The Kings Head, Ye Shakespeare and The Cornubia Portwall Tavern to choose from. Live music of all styles and genres can be found almost nightly at The Fleece and Firkin – no need for a taxi home, it’s only a four minute walk away!

Key districts

Home to over 120 shops including Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser, Cabot Circus is just six minutes’ walk from Finzels Reach. It also includes a cinema and a wide variety of cafes and restaurants.


With 80 stores under one roof including a range of big name brands including Boots, WHSmith and Waterstones, as well as a selection of independent shops, The Galleries is just five minutes’ walk from Finzels Reach.

From cabaret to live music, from world food to a quiet traditional pub, Old Market has plenty to offer and is only nine minutes’ walk from Finzels Reach. It has strong connections to the LGBT community with popular venues including The Palace, The Retreat and the Old Market Tavern.

The ancient thoroughfares of Broad Street, Corn Street, St Nicholas Market, King Street, Welsh Back and Queen Square offer plenty of character and charm, with the stalls of St Nicholas Market a popular choice for shoppers wanting to browse anything from jewellery to records, and from crystals to games, hats and instruments!

Hundreds of shops and a wide range of cafes, restaurants, pubs and other entertainment can be found at Broadmead, a pedestrianised shopping district, which is just five minutes’ walk away from Finzels Reach.

For al fresco dining, head to Quakers Friars – just six minutes’ walk from Finzels Reach – where many of the restaurants include outside eating areas. It is home to Brasserie Blanc, Piccolino and Carluccios.

Expect Sunday markets, waterside restaurants and bars, as well as sports including yachting, paddle boarding, cycling and rowing in Bristol’s lively harbourside area. It’s just a short walk along the waterfront from Finzels Reach.