Where to spend Bristol Pounds on Gloucester Rd

July 28 2017

A beautiful map of Gloucester Road is launching this month, showing all businesses who accept Bristol Pounds alongside artwork from residents in the area.

A beautiful map of Gloucester Road is launching this month, showing all businesses who accept Bristol Pounds alongside artwork from residents in the area. 

Gloucester Road is the longest independent high street in Britain and a whopping 55 of the businesses on the road trade in Bristol’s money. 

Artwork on the map has been created by local artists and provided by Gloucester Road Central, a traders’ association, who are running a project to put the artists’ work on banners hanging from lampposts.

Adam Rich, communications manager at the Bristol Pound, said: “Gloucester Road is a lifeline of independent Bristol and a hub of creativity – the new Gloucester Road map is a celebration of these things, while also being a practical tool to help you spend your money in a way which benefits the city.” 

The Bristol Pound is an alternative currency which encourages spending in independent shops, while also changing the way money works. Bristolians open a Bristol Pound account and change their sterling money into the local currency. They can then spend Bristol Pounds online, using their phone or withdraw paper Bristol Pound notes. Those without an account can still use Bristol Pounds, by swapping sterling notes at the till of a business called a Bristol Pound ‘Cash Point’. 

The map is available for free at any of the Bristol Pound businesses on the road. Find out more about the Bristol Pound and sign up for an account at www.bristolpound.org