Bristol area guide : Cotham


Postcode – BS6

Heading back towards the city centre, Cotham and Kingsdown are slightly more urban alternatives to Clifton. Similar in character to Redland, Cotham has great access to the city centre.

Shopping – An array of shops can be found on Cotham Hill selling all sorts of items from hardware to artwork and antiques.

Schools – Cotham School, Colston’s Girls’ School and Cotham Garden’s Primary School.

Age of houses – There are many beautiful Victorian houses which have been converted into attractive flats.

Main roads – Saint Michael's Hill & Cotham Hill.

Main attractions – Cotham lies close to the city centre and Gloucester Road. The BRI hospital is easily accessible on foot. Many bus routes connect the area to other parts of Bristol.

Restaurants – Cotham has a great selection of places to eat, including Chickpea Café and The Burger Joint, Bulrush, Pasta Loco and Bravas.

Little known fact – The top of St Michael’s Hill was once a traditional place for hangings and is one of the historical boundaries of Bristol.

Population – Approx. 10,900.

Local transport – Cotham offers bus links to the city centre on routes 8, 9, 19 and 520 and easy access to several large employers including Rolls Royce and Airbus.