We may or may not have mentioned it before, but we love a bit of souvenir shopping here at In Your Pocket. Bristol is England’s most artistic city, a place where creativity seeps into the every day, so of course there are some seriously stunning souvenirs waiting to be purchased. These are our favourites.
We’ve always had a love/hate relationship with cider but we’re partial to the stuff when we’re in this part of the world. Nowhere does cider better than here, nowhere in the world, and there is an abundance of local creations to take home with you. Head to the Bristol Cider Shop and take your pick.
Arguably the planet’s most (in)famous anonymous artist, Banksy is thought to have been born in Bristol. The city is understandably proud of this agitator slash artist, and many of his or her most famous works are available to purchase in print form. Make your own mind up about the potential hypocrisy of selling rebellious art, the things look pretty darn good on the wall.
Bristol Legends Tea Towel
The humble tea towel is a favourite souvenir of ours, and Bristol does a particularly fine line in the things. Keep those peepers peeped for the Bristol Legends Tea Towel, a kitchen accessory that documents that many wonderful individuals that this city has birthed. Tony Robinson, Portishead, Carol Vorderman, Tricky, W.G. Grace, they are all here. Even The Wurzels!
This is England’s most creative city, so the fridge magnets, coasters, postcards and patches are of an altogether better quality here. We’re particularly fond of anything that depicts the International Balloon Fiesta and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, as we can’t really think of many things more aesthetically impressive. Your fridge will thank us later.
A complementary currency launched in 2012, Bristol Pounds were introduced in an attempt to encourage folk to spend money on local, independent businesses instead of those darn multi-national conglomerates. We fully endorse using the currency when in town (download the app and check out the site for more information), but we’re also in favour of saving some notes to bring home with you. Yes, of course they are delightfully colourful.