Situated to the North of the city centre, Montpelier is one of the most highly sought-after areas of Bristol. Not only was named as one of the coolest places to live in the UK, but it also offers a fun and free-spirited approach to inner-city living.

Montpelier is filled with colourful terraces lining winding lanes and cobbled streets. Like its namesake, it has an almost ‘French village’ feel to it, and much of the residential property is Georgian and Victorian. Although many have been converted into flats, all have retained their true period glory.

Much of the best things about Montpelier can be found on the busy, bustling Picton Street. Here you’ll find a fine array of independent shops and restaurants, as well as an excellent family-run Italian delicatessen. Enjoy coffee and cake at The Bristolian, go for dinner at Thali Restaurant.

Shopping opportunities are never far away. You’re just around the corner from Gloucester Road with its wide range of independent shops and cafes, or walk a little further down to Stokes Croft, where bohemian spirit runs free. Visit some of the famed eateries or simply take in the amazing street art – there’s even a Banksy!

Montpelier is extremely well connected to the rest of Bristol. Benefiting from its own train station, you can easily get to Lawrence Hill, Clifton Down and Temple Meads. Or, you could join the many cyclists or hop on a bus into the centre. Montpelier really has something for everyone.

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