Being just 90 minutes from London, The World Heritage City of Bath is a spectacularly beautiful city.
It has a lively cultural scene with several festivals and all kinds of shows, concerts and exhibitions filling up the events calendar. Being a university town, it also has a vibrant night life, and the dining scene equals that of almost any other British city.
Despite the fact that Bath is a sprawling city, the centre is compact and easy to navigate on foot.
There is an extensive list of accommodation available within the city – something to suit everyone’s pocket, check out Visit Bath for more details. Airbnb is a popular alternative for our students
Eating & Drinking:
Bath is home to a wealth of restaurants, cool cafés, stylish bars and unique gastro pubs. Bath is a foodie heaven, with plenty of independent restaurants and delis, a local farmer’s market (the first ever farmer’s market in the UK no less!) and a strong emphasis on local. For a complete list click here.
Things to do:
Although the city is famous for its beautiful architecture, iconic sights and fascinating history, there are plenty of other things to do in Bath too…
If you want to unwind and enjoy some pamper time, how about a spa session in the natural thermal waters at rooftop Thermae Bath Spa?
Discover the 2,000 year old Roman Baths, filled with ancient mystical artefacts and thermal water that still steams today.
Stroll along the iconic Royal Crescent and pop into the museum at No.1
Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen and visit the Jane Austen Centre
Cheer on the Bath Rugby team at the Rec
View an art exhibition in the majestic Holborne Museum
Take in a show at the Theatre Royal
TR Favourite Café/Restaurants
Society Café, Kingsmead Square – our second home, great coffee – staff are always friendly and welcoming
Boston Tea Party, Alfred Street – a large spacious café, great breakfast menu
Café Lucca, The Loft, Bartlette Street – a buzzy Italian Cafe set in contemporary lifestyle emporium with the most delicious home made cakes!!
Sam’s Kitchen Deli, Walcot Street – a Bath independant, serving small plates & tapas using quality British ingredients.
Jamie’s Italian, Milson Place – A firm favourite and never fails to disappoint!
The Mint Room, Lower Bristol Road – Amazing Indian food, especially good for veggies.
TR Favourite Shops/Lifestyle:
Found, Argyle Street – An original shop that looks for the undiscovered, the classic and the contemporary.
Little Lab, Broad Street – Make up, nails and make up workshops, this place is a definite visit when in Bath!!
Melanie Giles Hairdressing, Walcot Street – in need of a haircut, this is the place to go. Not only are the staff here amazing but you’ll be spoilt from the minute you walk in.
The Fig Store, Walcot Street -beautiful bespoke furniture and homeware that will transform your home
Bloomsbury Store, New Bond Street – For unique and inspired gifts
Anthropologie, New Bond Street – Inspiring products from local artists and designers as well as their curated collection of clothing, accessories and homeware.
Hay, Milson Street – Danish contemporary interiors, homewares & accessories