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Bristol named one of 10 best cities to live in the world

A striking painting from Andrew Bill of colourful balloons and the Clifton suspension bridge A striking painting from Andrew Bill of colourful balloons and the Clifton suspension bridge

Bristol has been named as Britain’s best city to live in and as well as one of the top ten cities to live anywhere in the world, and ranks alongside the likes of Tokyo, Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona.

The city has had the honour bestowed by the global glossy Forever Sports magazine, which says living in Bristol is on a par with life in New York or Melbourne.

Bristol is the only British city to make the list, and for sports fans, the city's two football teams, rugby, cricket and cycling profile make it one of the best in the world.

Explaining the decision to put Bristol in the top ten cities in the world, Forever Sports said: "What's the big deal? Its population is about 1/16th of England's capital, but you can still ride to an independent café on a fixie bike and get a soy flat white from a surly hipster.

Bristol is listed as one of the '10 best cities in the world to live in right now' in the August edition of Forever Sports magazine.

"The smaller size of Bristol lends itself to initiatives like the Bristol Pound, which can only be spent in local, independent shops. The £91m Bristol Arena is due to open in December 2017," it added.

The magazine celebrated the city's outdoor lifestyle: "Lots of green spaces in the city centre and the harbour is a good place for bars, cafes and a walk", while it notes that the language spoken in Bristol is 'English (with a twang)'.

"There's street art all over the place (Banksy is from here, so no surprise) and during the summer, there are loads of festivals in the local area," it said, adding that the city is 'very bike-friendly by UK standards'.

The full list has Bristol alongside Barcelona, Vancouver, Berlin, Vienna, Havana, Tokyo, Melbourne, Amsterdam and New York.

Source: bristolpost

Last modified onSunday, 17 September 2017 22:08
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