Queen Square is a 2.4 hectares Georgian square in the centre of Bristol, England. Following the destruction of the 1831 riot, Queen Square declined through the latter part of the 19th century, was threatened by a planned main line railway station, and then bisected by a dual carriageway in the 1930s. By 1991, 20,000 vehicles including scheduled buses were crossing the square every day, and over 30% of the buildings around it were vacant. More can be found here.
In 1999, a successful bid for National Lottery funding allowed Queen Square to be restored to its approximate 1817 layout. The buses were diverted, the dual carriageway was removed, forecourts and railings were restored, and Queen Square re-emerged as a magnificent public space surrounded by high quality commercial accommodation. See also about The Cumberland Basin.
Queen Square is now a popular place for visitors and office workers to relax, and receives an estimated 1.6 million visitors per year. It regularly hosts outdoor theatre and cinema, music concerts, business exhibitions and other major events, and an annual petanque league run by the Queen Square Association.
Come Visit Queen Square
Come and visit lovely and historical Queen Square and see why Bristol has everything for a visitor to enjoy on a trip to the UK.