Bath is one of our all time favourite cities: filled with honey stone town houses, lots of lovely independent cafes and restaurants and of course the amazing natural thermal hot springs. Strolling through the Georgian cobbled streets you feel like you have stepped straight into a period drama with the famous Royal Crescent being a must see as well as the beautiful Pulteney Bridge lined with cute shops and cafes. From our recent trip to this rather pretty city, Olive and I have put together a guide of some our favourite eating and drinking spots, stores to visit as well as lots of lovely things to see and do.
The Wild Cafe
Starting with breakfast, the Wild Cafe serves a a fab all day brunch menu using locally sourced produce. Whether you fancy crushed avocado on toast or maple syrup soaked pancakes there is something for everyone to enjoy. Tucked away down a pretty cobbled street the Wild Cafe is a great starting point of the day being only moments away from some of Bath’s most famous attractions.
The Thoughtful Bakery is another one of our favourites for brunch. What better way than to start you day with freshly baked bread and delicious freshly baked pastries. The cafes menu also includes hearty porridge, scrambled eggs and toast with jam.
Cafe Lucca at The Loft
This restaurant cafe can be found located within interiors store The Loft, a contemporary concept store located in the heart of historic Bath. Stroll round the store admiring the beautiful homewares then enjoy a cup of tea and a large slab of homemade cake. The cafe also serves Mediterranean inspired food alongside a seasonal salad bar perfect for that relaxed lunch spot.
Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed loose leaf tea at The Teahouse Emporium where you can choose from over 160 different types of loose leaf tea sourced from all around the world. Their afternoon tea is pretty fab too, including a choice of delicious open sandwiches, lots of lovely pastries and a two pots of tea per a person.
Scandinavian Interiors store HAY stock everything from stylish stationary, to printed tape and colourful toothbrushes. Located in a beautiful Bath Georgian townhouse the store can be found at the top of Milson Street.
An independent magazine shop located just off Broad street that stocks an amazing selection of independent magazines including some of our favourites such as 91 Magazine, Oh Comely and Suitcase magazine. Great for a Sunday afternoon browse.
Rossiters is one of our favourite stores to visit when in Bath, an independent department store set over four floors featuring everything from design led homeware, gorgeous gifts, curated fashion and furniture. The store itself is full of so much character, with a labyrinth of miss matched rooms and endless stairways, you can’t help but get a tad lost every time you visit!
Another fab interiors store; Brissi features three floors of beautiful gifts, fashion, home accessories and furniture. Olive and I particularly love the way the store is displayed like someone’s actual home with different furniture and accessories on each floor. There is even a coffee shop at the back of the store that open’s up to a sweet courtyard in the summer months.
We do love a good fashion museum and The Fashion Museum does not disappoint. Showcasing a world class collection of contemporary and historic dress, there are various exhibitions to choose from throughout the year including the sell out Dress of the Year.
Olive and I felt we couldn’t write a city guide for the beautiful city of Bath without mentioning the of so relaxing Thermae Spa. Definitely well worth a visit in our eyes, spread out over three floors the various pools contain mineral rich water which comes from a natural thermal springs. This then heats the pools too a warming 33.5 degrees and contains over 42 different minerals- amazing! The highlight is the incredible rooftop pool which offers views across the whole city of Bath.
This is a cinema like no other, recently opened in the city of Bath this gorgeously designed cinema features a cocktail lounge, coffee bar and cafe. The interiors along are worth a visit and a cinema ticket really isn’t that much more than your standard multiplex, a rather lovely way to spend a rainy evening.
Another one of our all time favourites! The Canary Gin bar is home to The Bath Gin Company who distill and make there own Bath Gin. Here you can meet the talented mixologists who can pretty much create any gin cocktail you so desire and you can even book on for a gin distillery tour which includes a cocktail of choice, lots of gin tasters and the full history of gin itself.