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Spike Island

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Bristol lock gates!

We thoroughly enjoyed starting our walk at the Bristol lock gates then on down the length of Spike... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Peter B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Worth a look

Two very interesting exhibitions and a very good cafe. Studios weren't open, but they are once a... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Maldon, United Kingdom
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1 Sep 2018
“Bristol lock gates!”
18 Aug 2018
“Worth a look”
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed starting our walk at the Bristol lock gates then on down the length of Spike Island towards the city centre.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Two very interesting exhibitions and a very good cafe. Studios weren't open, but they are once a month - look out for dates.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank caroljohncad
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Called in hoping to see an art exhibition but unfortunately there were none on at the time, every studio was closed so nothing to see really so we nipped into the cafe for a drink.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NeilS303
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Spike Island comprises both an exhibition space and professional artists studios. When I visited this week they were curating a significant exhibition by Korean artist Kim Young-Il and I understand they have a wide programme throughout the year. I found the volunteer 'guides' exceptionally helpful...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Visited Spike Island, as part of Living Spits production of "the Hare and the Tortoise" - connected to the Tobacco factory with the loss of the Brewery theatre are now going to various venues around Bristol - which is an excellent idea This very cosy...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Ann L
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

I held my friends baby shower at spike island cafe as it's near us and the mum to be loves the venue. I searched several places in Bristol to host the event but spike island cafe was the best choice by far. The team were...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank francescab456
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Went to the Lubaina Himid exhibition which was disappointing: the cut-outs and paintings didn't live up to the grandiose claims in the exhibition description. Great cafe, though, with welcoming staff, good food and coffee, and books and magazines to browse.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank baronio
Reviewed February 9, 2017

The exhibition I went to was free, but donations were welcomed. It was a totally unusual and inspiring retrospective of the art of Lubaina Hamid, an African artist who has produced a thought provoking installation of 100 stand up figures of Africans who were slaves,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jane K
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Popped in whilst watching the Tour of Britain cycling which went past Spike Island's front door. A good selection of beverages and cakes, great bacon butties and filter coffee so strong that it has a gold medal in Olympic weight-lifting. (Locally sourced quality coffee supplied...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Timothy N
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A worthy addition to this area. The light and airy atmosphere and great coffee make it a place to linger over the papers. The staff are helpful and efficient and decor pleasantly minimalist - but hey: it's a coffee shop and the coffee is great...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank juliewT5415JA
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