A combination of my own recommendations, from 2 months living in Bath City Center, and recommendations from friends and readers I didn’t have the chance to try myself.
Where To Stay
We stayed in this apartment for our full two months in Bath. Located in the city center, a five to ten minute walk from Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, The Circus and The Royal Crescent. It’s beautifully decorated, ideal for short or long stays, and has a full kitchen if you wish to cook for yourself. Perfect for groups, sleeps up to 6 adults.
A beautifully decorated luxurious B&B, offering three themed suites (Georgian Suite pictured below). A five minute drive from the City center, with private off-road parking. Sam and I stayed here for our anniversary in 2016- It’s the perfect place for a special occasion, especially if you’re looking to stay somewhere quieter and more private.
The owners, Mary & Giovanni, are very welcoming and have lots of great recommendations for seasonal events and lesser known gems in Bath.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa is a five star hotel with an award-winning spa. We stayed here early last year, for work rather than pleasure so unfortunately we didn’t get to explore very much. We did pop down to the spa briefly and I would love to visit again. It’s a short walk from Bath Spa train station, and has valet parking (at an extra cost). They offer spa days, stays, and treatments. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for luxury and relaxation in the very city center.
Things To See And Do
The Royal Crescent
The Circus (Above, left)
You can climb the steps to the top of Bath Abbey (weather permitting) for the most stunning views over Bath.
The Roman Baths
Fascinating. A must-see for Bath tourists.
Victoria Art Gallery
A free public gallery, a great place to learn more about Bath’s history.
Crazy Golf, Victoria Park
Very fun, highly recommend.
A narrow lane of independent shops and cafe’s between The Circus & The Royal Crescent
A beautiful tourist sight over the River Avon. Cross the bridge to walk down picturesque Great Pulteney Street to The Holburne Museum, or stay city side and take a wander down into the Parade Gardens.
Recommended to Me:
Thermae Bath Spa
Bath Fashion Museum
Pug & Puffin
The Jane Austen Museum
San Francisco Fudge Factory
Tea & Coffee – Cafe’s / Light Bites
Hunter & Sons
Great for brunch. (Vegetarian & Vegan food options – plant milks available.)
Society Cafe (Vegetarian food options – plant milks available.)
The Kingsmead Kitchen
Great for breakfast. (Vegetarian & Vegan food options – plant milks available.)
Recommended to Me:
Boston Tea Party
Burano Cafe, Brissi
Chapel Arts Cafe
Emily’s Tea Room, Francis Hotel
Mokoko (We tried Mokoko but the coffee wasn’t to our taste, still worth a try if you’re a coffee lover!)
Where To Eat
Beyond The Kale – Open 8:30am – 7pm
Completely Vegetarian / Vegan with gluten free options too. The food is delicious, I couldn’t recommend it more. Great for lunch.
The Cornish Bakery – For Lunch
Delicious pasties and pastries, great service and prices. Opposite The Roman Baths, perfect if you’re in a rush or on the go. (Vegetarian options available)
Dough – Lunch & Dinner
My highest recommendation for dinner, if you’re only in Bath for one night you should go here. They offer a wide variety of pizza bases, including gluten free, and have lots of Vegetarian & Vegan options – they even have Vegan cheese! The perfect place if you have a mix of meat eaters and veggies. The owner is the most entertaining and charismatic host.
Framptons – All Day
Right by Pulteney Bridge, a great place for lunch or dinner. (Vegetarian & Vegan options available)
Bistrot Pierre – Lunch & Dinner
A chain that seems to be everywhere in Britain apart from the South-East. The food is good, the service is fantastic, and it’s really affordable. (Vegetarian options available)
Thai Basil Restaurant – Lunch & Dinner
Really tasty, you can eat in or order on Deliveroo if you fancy a takeaway. (Vegetarian options available)
Recommended to Me:
Aqua – Lunch & Dinner
Corkage – Lunch (Fridays and Saturdays only) & Dinner Tuesday-Saturday
Cosy Club – Lunch & Dinner
The Eastern Eye – Lunch & Dinner
Ole Tapas – Lunch & Dinner
Sotto Sotto – Lunch & Dinner
Yak Yeti Yak – Lunch & Dinner