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You say that you have never visited these unis, but have you ever been to any of these cities? As I feel you should get a sense of these areas, before you apply. As you may like the uni, but not the areas.
Well, good luck, and I hope you find one to settle down in. Bristol is a decent city, albeit it depends which area you visit. If you apply to the UWE, there is a Sainsbury's, Asda, Nandos and McDonald's nearby. I know that area well.