Break up your break time

Jamie Ellis
February 18, 2022
Break up your break time

Break up your break time

Ah, lunchtime. Sixty minutes where you can take a break from work (or more than 60 minutes if you can get away with it). It’s sacred time, where every second is precious. All the more reason to make sure you fill it with something worthwhile and rewarding.

But what to do? Well, we’ve put our thinking caps on and come up with three inspiring ways to spend your lunch hour – and they’re all within a 15-minute walk of your DeskLodge.


St Nicholas Market

The Corn Exchange, Corn Street, BS1 1JQ

This busy, bustling market has been around since waaaaay back in 1743. It’s full of quirky stalls selling all kinds of amazing things, from vintage fashion to handmade jewellery, second hand records to, erm, fossils. Perhaps more enticing are the many food stalls offering everything your taste buds could crave, including Caribbean, Portuguese and chilli. Get more info at

 M Shed

Prices Wharf, Wapping Road BS1 6RN

M Shed is a wonderful museum, telling the story of Bristol over the years. Through films, photographs, colourful exhibits and interactive displays, you can really get to know the city around you like never before. Oh yes, and it’s free to get in. Check for opening times.

Bristol Escape Rooms

9 Boxworks, 2 Temple Gate, Redcliffe BS1 6QH

Feel the urge to escape your desk and do something completely different? Then pop along to the Boxworks, solve the clues and puzzles and escape a room instead! Perfect for groups, the Bristol Escape Rooms will put your puzzle-solving abilities to the ultimate test. Just make sure you get out in time, or you’ll miss your afternoon conference call.

M Shed - Bristol Escape Rooms - St Nicholas Market


Willis Museum & Sainsbury Gallery

Market Place RG21 7QD

Step back in time in your lunch hour, as you discover all about the rich archaeological heritage right beneath your feet. There are also exhibitions throughout the year, a workshop and a statue of Jane Austen where you can grab a selfie! Visit for more details and opening times.

Eastrop Park

Eastrop Lane RG21 4QB

Nothing is more relaxing than having a bite of lunch out in nature. Eastrop Park is just a few minutes’ walk away and offers peace and tranquillity. Along with acres of stunning natural landscape there are various walking trails where you can get close to wildlife. If you really want to get away from it all, then take a rental boat out onto the lake! For more details visit

Festival Place

Church Street RG21 7LJ

You can’t avoid it. Sometimes that urge for retail therapy is so strong you can’t resist it. Luckily, you’re a stone’s throw from Festival Place. All the big shops are there, along with a selection of smaller, more boutique names. And once you’re spent up, recharge the batteries by grabbing a coffee or taking a table for a lunchtime burger, Italian, pizza or Ramen.

Wills Museum & Sainsbury Gallery- Festival Place - Eastrop Park