amuses me. It forms the pedestrian intersection of various subways into different parts of the city. It
was big, grey, dirty, imposing and a hive of crime and antisocial activity. But Bristol didn't like that, so Bristol made this...
The Spanish churros, from the Churros Amigos stall are absolutely delicious. They are long doughnut sticks that come with a pot of Belgian chocolate dipping sauce. At £4 each, they sound a little pricey, but one pot (pictured) is easily enough for two people to share and the taste is out of this world! (Not to be confused with Burros, which I found out afterwards, is the Spanish for donkey! *blush*)
The giant Advent Calendar is a sight to behold and a brilliant addition for the children. Every day, at around 4pm, Father Christmas arrives to open the next door, and hand out presents for the children. This will continue until the 22nd of December, when he will be heading back to the North Pole to make sure everything is ready for Christmas Eve.
I do think this is a really brilliant family shopping experience. We certainly had a lovely time, and left feeling thoroughly festive! It's a rare treat these days to find somewhere with opportunities to buy gifts that are a little bit out of the ordinary for Christmas. And, if the stalls don't grab you, there is always of course, The Galleries, where you will find Father Christmas in his grotto. Look up to see the reindeer!
... and let's not forget Cabot Circus and those gigantic light bulbs. Credit where it's due, they were someone's bright idea!