The fascinating shopping area around Christmas Steps in Bristol dates back to the 1600s and is now the location of unique shops, art galleries, pottery, dressmakers, shoe shops, musical instruments, furniture and much more.The fascinating shopping area around Christmas Steps in Bristol dates back to the 1600s and is now the location of unique shops, art galleries, pottery, dressmakers, shoe shops, musical instruments, furniture and much more.
The fascinating shopping area around Christmas Steps in Bristol dates back to the 1600s and is now the location of unique shops, art galleries, pottery, dressmakers, shoe shops, musical instruments, furniture and much more. | adriana amor

We visit one of Bristol’s oldest shopping areas and talk to traders about how business is going

Christmas Steps dates back to the 1600s and is now the location of unique shops and businesses

The fascinating shopping area around Christmas Steps in Bristol dates back to the 1600s and is now the location of unique shops, art galleries, pottery, dressmakers, shoe shops, musical instruments, furniture and much more.

But to what extent has the ongoing economic situation and cost of living impacted traders at Christmas Steps and nearby Colston Street?

We had the opportunity to talk with five traders to see how the Christmas season had treated their business and the impacts of the living crisis on their business. Here's what we found:

We had the opportunity to talk with five traders to see how the Christmas season had treated their business and the impacts of the living crisis on their business. Here's what we found:

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