Central Bristol: The Grim Reaper
One of the most infamous of Banksy's works was originally painted on the side of the Thekla Social boat moored in Bristol harbour. the decision was taken in August 2014 to remove the work to protect it from damage and wear and it is now on display in Bristol's M Shed (on long term lone).
Central Bristol: The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum
From the M Shed, head along the Harbourside, admiring some of the best views of Bristol, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Aardman headquarters and looking over to see the coloured houses of Cliftonwood. The newest of Banksy's Bristol works, this first appeared on the side of a building in Albion Docks in Hanover Place, in Bristol's Harbourside in October 2014. You can find it near to Bristol Marina, look out for the clock tower and the nearby burger van.
Central Bristol: You dont need planning permission to build castles in the sky
From the Harbourside head towards Bristol Cathedral, there is a small road here behind the Central Library called Lower Lamb Street, at the end of this road tucked away is a Banksy mural painted in 2011, of the quote 'you don't need planning permission to build castles in the sky'
Central Bristol: Frogmore Street, Well Hung Lover
Next, head towards College Green and Park Street, one of Bristol’s most famous streets. Banksy's Frogmore Street artwork is actually on the side of a sexual health clinic, with the best views being had from the small bridge at the bottom of Park Street that crosses Frogmore Street. From here, head up the hill, browsing the great selection of trendy clothing shops,gift stores and quirky fashion shops on the way.
Central Bristol: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Paint-Pot Angel
Head up to the top of Park Street and cross over to the right-hand side. Next door to the tower of Bristol University's Wills Memorial Building is the entrance to the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, here you will be able to see Banksy's Paint-Pot Angel, which is a reminder of the hugely successful 'Banksy versus Bristol' Museum exhibition held in 2009.
Stokes Croft: The Canteen, Mild, Mild West
Head to the heart of Bristol’s cultural quarter, Stokes Croft. Banksy’s Mild Mild West artwork is located next to The Canteen and the best views are from the Jamaica Street Junction. The whole area resembles an outdoor gallery with colourful graffiti that continually transforms its walls and buildings, and is a must for street-art fans.
Take the Money and Run, near Montpelier Health Centre
Just off Cheltenham Road in the car park of Montpelier Health Centre you'll find an early Banksy and Inky graffiti collaboration.
Cat and Dog, Easton
A short bus or car ride from Stokes Croft is Easton. This area is slightly further out of the way but contains some of Banksy's oldest works and is a mecca for street-art fans. On Foster Street, you'll find another very early Banksy that again is set within a collection of fantastic street-art. It's well worth a visit just to take in some of the other amazing work that lines the streets there.
Masked Gorilla, Easton
A short bus ride, cycle or car ride from Stokes Croft is Fishponds Road where you'll find an early Banksy of a gorilla in a pink mask. This was accidentally painted over in 2011, but has since been restored and is now a ghostly version of the original.