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This wry piece of graffiti art was painted by local lad Banksy. It features a Molotov cocktail–wielding teddy bear who's facing three riot police. It's thought to be a fond comment on the city's vibe: edgy but somehow comfy too. It's next to the Canteen cafe-bar (on the right as you look at it), the best views are from the Jamaica St junction.

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Nearby Bristol attractions

1. Red Lodge

0.66 MILES

Built in 1590 and remodelled in 1730, this red-brick house showcases a mix of Elizabethan, Georgian and Victorian architecture and decor. The highlight is…

2. Temple Church


Despite suffering bomb damage in WWII, the tall tower and walls of this late-medieval church survived. You can't go inside, but can walk around it through…

3. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

0.81 MILES

You're in for a few surprises at this classic old Edwardian museum. Look out for the Paint-Pot Angel by world-famous street artist Banksy in the entrance…

4. Well Hung Lover

0.81 MILES

One of Banksy's best loved pieces of street art features an apparently two-timing wife, an angry husband and a naked man dangling from a window. That it…

5. Georgian House

0.85 MILES

Once the home of the wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant John Pinney, this 18th-century house provides an insight into aristocratic life in…

6. Bristol Cathedral


Originally founded as a 12th-century monastery church, Bristol Cathedral was heavily remodelled during the 19th century. It's one of Britain's best…

7. Bristol Aquarium

0.93 MILES

The underwater habitats you'll encounter here include a Bay of Rays, Coral Sea, Shark Tank and an Amazon River Zone. The underwater viewing tunnel adds…

8. We the Curious

0.95 MILES

Bristol's interactive science museum is a playful, hands-on space where 300 'exhibits' fly the flag for curiosity, scientific collaboration and creativity…