Soon to be an hour and twenty minutes from London, Bristol has a lot to offer digital folk:


Open Device Lab Bristol (Noisy Little Monkey C/O Aardman Animations)

With 31 devices, free access and a friendly team (the review link on the main ODL site says it all but the detail is at their site, Nice one Aardman!


Bristol Usability Group (BUG)

This is a longstanding group that runs some UX Bristol every year. Really good people, passionate about all things usability.


The Pervasive Media Studio (PMStudio)

Hosted by the Watershed in Bristol’s harbourside, this is a brilliant place for a digital sabbatical to plot your next app or world-changing wearable device.



Techspark is a fantastic hub got all things tech in Bristol and Bath. It’s totally worth signing up to stay in the loop on exciting projects here in Bristol!


Bristol Engine Shed

Home to Webstart Bristol, Invest Bristol and Bath and a number of digital start-ups, this is a fantastically designed and located meeting facility that is worth becoming a member of. Right by Bristol Temple Meads, with free wifi, a cafe and well, check out the website to get the detail.


Anything missing?

We’re sure there are many more links to be made, so please feel free to suggest useful free or membership based resources for us to add to this page. We’re sharing the Bristol love… 🙂


Bristol & Bath UX

A group of likeminded UXers, both from companies and individual specialists, have come together to work out how Bristol and Bath could be doing UX better-differently (that’s a new word). If you’d like to contribute to this UX think-and-do-tank with your intellect and time then add yourself to the mailing list here.

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If you’d like to know more about what has been said so far then here are the meeting notes: