Pixel Pioneers Bristol takes place right at the harbourside in the heart of the city. We've put together a little guide to our venues, places to stay and eat, and other great things to see in Bristol.

Our post-conference venue

The Cock & Tail is just a short walk away from our conference venue, the M Shed, in the heart of Bristol's docklands and brings with it great cocktails, the region's best beers, awesome music and a renegade attitude.

The Cock & Tail
Commercial Road

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Where to go for lunch?

Wapping Wharf restaurants and cafes: There's plenty to tempt your taste buds at the shipping containers just behind the M Shed. Hare are our favourites:

Dog Town: One of the shipping containers behind the M Shed now serves delicious hot hogs alongside homemade slushie beers.

Daily Noodles: Lovely little Asian diner just behind the M Shed, serving noodles, bao and small plates, by MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen.

LOKI POKÉ: Fresh, fast and custom Hawaiian-inspired poké bowls and salads with punchy house sauces, made-to-order in front of you.

Salt & Malt: Proper (posh) fish & chips to eat in or as a takeaway. Cod, haddock, scampi, fishcakes and more!

Bertha's: The best sourdough pizza in Bristol! Right at the top of Wapping Wharf, with the big yellow doors.

The Olive Shed: Wapping Wharf's rustic Mediterranean restaurant and cosy tapas bar on 2 floors, with far-reaching harbourside views. Also does takeaways.

Brunel's Buttery: If the weather is fine, this is the best place for a sarnie and a brew at the harbourside.

Riverstation: Restaurant and bar with river views and Modern European menu in a converted dockside police station.

Za Za Bazaar: Global foods in a massive restaurant and bar inspired by Asian night markets with big neon signs.

The harbour

M Shed – Our conference venue, the M Shed is the museum of Bristol, telling the story of the city over 2000 years through music, film, art and technology.

ss Great Britain - Take a step back in time aboard the ss Great Britain. Find out all about the ships history as one of the most important historic ships in the world in the Dockyard Museum, go beneath the glass sea and walk along the ship itself.

Ferries and boat trips eg - Take a boat trip down Avon Gorge, River Avon and enjoy an evening sail to Beeses with live music and hog roast all included!

Stand Up Paddleboarding - Get started with a taster session or jump right in with a 2.5 hour long harbourside adventure with a qualified instructor.

The Arnolfini – A centre for the contemporary arts, the Arnolfini has regular performances of dance, music, film and other events.

Watershed - Watershed is a registered charity that focuses on the development of cultural engagement, imagination and talent. Enjoy a drink or meal in the watershed cafe bar followed by a film in one of the three cinemas.

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There is so much to see and do in Bristol from festivals, fantastic walks and views to a buzzing social and music scene, independent shops, galleries and cinemas. It has it all! Here is a little taster:

Bristol Street Art Tours - Banksy is an anonymous British street artist and political activist with an international reputation. There are two tours looking at the history of street art and the longest running Banksy tour in Bristol.

Blackbeard to Banksy Walking Tour - Join this walking tour and discover 1000 years of Bristols history. Pirates haunts, Robinson Crusoe, and damage from the Blitz, finishing off with a rum in a smugglers tavern!

At Bristol Planertarium Credit Destination Bristol

Banksy Bristol Tour and app - Download the app which tells you the true history of Banksys early years written by those from his hometown of Bristol.

Galleries - Check out the top 10 contemporary art galleries in Bristol.

If you are bringing the family there are plenty of places to visit that will keep them entertained. Science museums, aquariums, parks and wildlife.

At Bristol Science Museum

Wild Place Project

Bristol Aquarium

To find even more things to see and do in Bristol there are a number of great local guides. Check out skiddle and visitbristol.