Best study spots in Bristol

When you’re studying hard, you want to vary up your studying spots where you can. Refreshing your workspace can refresh your brain and get you back into ultimate productivity mode, so it’s good to scout out the best study spots in Bristol. Here are ten of them!

When you’re studying hard, you want to vary up your studying spots where you can. Refreshing your workspace can refresh your brain and get you back into ultimate productivity mode, so it’s good to scout out the best study spots in Bristol. Here are ten of them:

Frenchay Campus: The Library 

The library is looking to reopen safely for students to access study and computer space in September. The biggest space on Frenchay Campus to get your study on, you feel productive and right in the heart of the University when you’re studying here. For full details surrounding the Library reopening, please check the Library’s dedicated website.

Glenside Campus: Learning Zone 

Situated right next to The Hub Café, you can fuel yourself up for a productive study session at Glenside. Easy to access for our Medical students, as you don’t even have to leave the historic campus, Glenside provides a tranquil learning environment.

City Campus: Learning Zone

For our creative City students, Bower Ashton isn’t without its dedicated study spaces. A space to sit, think and get as creative as you fancy.

Central Library, Bristol City Centre 

The historic Central Library in the city centre is not only in a beautiful, inspiring location, tucked away behind the grand Bristol Cathedral and leafy College Green, but it spans multiple floors and has plenty of space to study. Grab a library card, and you can always take out books from here that might aid you in your work. From Monday 7 September, you can begin to book out computers at the library – to keep up to date with its reopening, read this webpage.

Society Café, Harbourside 

With epic views of the harbourside, Society Café does not only great white hot chocolates to fuel your study, but it inspires you to work hard with its picturesque setting. With a combination of outside and inside seating, you can get your study on come rain or shine.

Arnolfini, Bristol city centre 

A popular spot for City Campus students, who already may have seminars in this art gallery space, the Arnolfini is a calming study spot for all students. For details on the reopening of the full gallery space, please check the Arnolfini’s website.

East Village Café, Clifton Village 

For students that like Clifton’s calming nature (who doesn’t?) we recommend a study trip to East Village Café. Situated at the entrance to Clifton Village, past Victoria Square, this café boasts open plan inside spaces, plus outside seating, too. Serving up a variety of tasty lunches and delicious cakes, you’re more than set for a study session.

Boston Tea Party, various locations 

Boston Tea Party, the famous café/brunch chain, was actually started in Bristol. Did you know that? It might explain why us Bristolians love a Boston Tea Party so much. There are BTPs dotted throughout the city in popular locations such as Park Street, Whiteladies Road and Gloucester Road. Can’t get enough of them – and particularly good for a study session.

Rough Trade, Bristol city centre 

This music shop/café/event space hybrid is the perfect place to get those revision cards out. Why? Because when you’re ready to take a little break (of which we should always do when studying) there’s plenty to see and do. You can leaf through the vinyl records on sale, pick out an interesting music book to read in your spare time, take some pics in the photobooth, grab a coffee or, when it’s safe to do so, go straight to a gig after a day’s studying.

Lashings Coffee House, Redland 

Redland’s a favourite for students in second and third year – it’s kind of the place to live. So, roll out of bed and head to Lashings Coffee House for good grub, a coffee and study time.

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