Top 5 remarkable study spots

Our Top 5 Hidden Study Spots Across the City of BistolBristol is a vibrant and culturally diverse city. Our historic campus and lively surrounding area are what make studying at the University of Bristol Business School so unique. Here are our top 5 remarkable study spots (including some highly rated historic buildings).


1) Will’s Memorial – so much history, you wouldn’t believe it

Wills Memorial Building University of Bristol

Want to study surrounded by history? Then Will’s Memorial building is the place for you.

Standing at 65 meters tall, it is one of the University of Bristol’s tallest buildings, it has so many nooks and crannies you’ll always be able to find somewhere peaceful to study.

Will’s Memorial building offers the perfect, relaxing place to read in a historic atmosphere that can only be found in buildings like these.

2) Boston Tea Party – a hot beverage makes the study blues go away

Boston Tea Party Café & GardenIf artisan coffee and pastries take your fancy while studying then give Boston Tea Party on Park Street a try.

A hidden gem not far from Will’s Memorial building, this café offers a chance to relax while focusing on your studies.

With a remarkable hidden tiered garden, you can even study outdoors if you prefer, all while enjoying delicious cakes and hot drinks.

3) Bristol Central Library – shhhh

Bristol Central Library

Sometimes you can’t beat the peace and quiet of a library. With rows of books surrounding you, you can’t get much more atmospheric than our Central Library.

This historic building is situated on College Green, next to Bristol Cathedral. Hidden among the books, antique furniture and architecture are high ceilings, overarching balconies and a serenity you just won’t find anywhere else.

4) Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – find your place in history and culture

Bristol Museum and Art GalleryBristol is full of innovation and culture, nothing embodies this quite like the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Amongst the exhibits you’ll find the building is just as interesting and full of life. With lots of quiet spaces and a café it’s a great place to study. Don’t forget to take a break and be inspired by the exhibits and history all around you!

5) Arnolfini – art on the water’s edge

Arnolfini on Bristol Harbourside

The best places to study aren’t  always the most obvious. The Arnolfini is 10 minutes from the city centre, situated on the harbourside and provides a scenic and tranquil location to study.

The Arnolfini is an exceptional art gallery too, hosting  a range of contemporary art exhibits to inspire and motivate. It also has  a number of quiet activity rooms if you need to concentrate.

You will even find a café for when study breaks are needed.