Bristol Purple Flag

Our city is internationally recognised for its safe and diverse nightlife.

What is Purple Flag

Purple Flag is an accreditation process similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches. It leads to Purple Flag status for town & city centres that meet or surpass the standards of excellence in managing the evening and night time economy. The Purple Flag Scheme is operated by a board in each city.

In Bristol The Purple Flag partnership is a group of organisations from the public, private and non for profit sectors working together with the aim to attract a greater number of visitors into the city centre at night and to reduce the negative perceptions that some people held about our city centre.

The partnership feel that we have made considerable progress due to the Purple Flag scheme in bringing about change and believe that the Purple Flag award is an independent confirmation of our achievements to date.

What is in it for Bristol

Bristol is a dynamic, prosperous, forward looking city that is the gateway to the South West with ambitions to be one of the great European cities, proud of its diverse communities, its heritage and proud of the rich range of attractions on offer to both visitors and residents.  Bristol attracts almost half a million overseas visitors a year (staying at least one night).

Visitors and residents bring the city centre to life and during the summer months the city’s Harbourside areas, public squares and green spaces are vibrant, exciting places and its visitor economy is worth an estimated £1 billion annually to Bristol’s economy supporting almost 20,000 jobs.

One of the most significant achievements is that Purple Flag has acted as a catalyst to enhance partnership work around managing the night time economy.  Quarterly Night time self assessments are now a permanent fixture and have proved invaluable for addressing issues and identifying new opportunities to improve the offer to residents and visitors using the city centre.

West End / Harbourside  / Old City / Bristol Shopping Quarter / Old Market Quarter

Bristol Purple Flag Operating Hours
Monday – Sunday  17:00-05:00