Come off the Bear Pit and you’ve hit Stokes Croft. Ask any five strangers what they think about the area and you will get five different answers. The road leading through Stokes Croft has an ever changing group of people using it, from hurrying commuters, lunch time freelancers, the dinner crowd, the drinking crowd and finishing with land of the walking dead.
A local commitment to independents and the 'buy locally’ mentality is unrivalled in Bristol. The area saw a famous riot in 2012 when Tesco Local opened at the top of the road. You can still see the Boycott Tesco mural opposite the shop, and Banksy’s Mild Mild West mural outside The Canteen seems to have prophesied the event
Often colourful, often grimey and teeming with things to look at, buy and eat, be brave and take a walk.