18 March 2015

18 things you must do on a road trip to Bath.

Bath, old friend, we meet again. This time, I've brought a new chum (the infamous Kelly) back to your gorgeous Georgian terraces. This time I won't be staying for 10 days, it isn't my first Christmas in the UK and I won't be leaving you and using you as a base to explore the county. But, we will however be re-sampling as many of your delights as we can.

 18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

There are just so many essential elements for a girls weekend* in one of the prettiest cities in the world.  We're never in need an excuse for a roadtrip, and yet you provide so many.


 1. Rent a cozy base for the weekend.

18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

2. Eat a sensible evening meal.
 18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

3. Admire the stunning Royal Crescent and the equally beautiful Circle - both near and from a distance.

Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath



4. Try the lipsmacking gluten-free scones for brunch in the opulent Pump rooms.

Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi
  Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

5. Conquer a Dickensian hill or six.
 
Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

6. Visit the world famous Roman Baths.

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi
  
Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

7. Don't forget to make your offering to the ancient gods.

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

8. Parade about the Fashion Museum and try a little of the fashion on (and no, we aren't sharing photos...)

Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi
Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi
 
 9. Visit the perfectly preserved Georgian museum, No. 1 Royal Crescent.

Number 1 Royal Crescent Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

10. Take a stroll in the Golden hour past the Mayor's office (on a previous trip I learned that one of the Mayors collected peppercorns, a traditional subsititue for rent as peppercorns used to be so expensive? One time we joined one of the volunteer walks, and found ourselves IN the mayors office where he displayed his peppercorn collection.)

18 things yout must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

11. Admire the stunning Pulteney Bridge, possibly visiting the unique shops built across its full span on both sides.

Pulteney Bridge Bath

12. Pause for a moment in Bath Cathedral.

Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi
 
Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

13. Take approximately 600 photos in two days.

Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

14. Pause again outside to admire the gorgeous, intricate Jacob's Ladder on the facade.


Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

15. Take a Sally Lunn and bottle of Bath ale home for the better half.

Sally Lunn Buns Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi
 
16. Spend a Saturday evening floating in a Spa.

Thermae Spa Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

17. Forget all about meat at the Green Rocket Cafe (who have an epic gluten free cake selection). The Kale on this breakfast was insanely good. Every forkful was a taste of heaven.

Gluten Free Green Rocket Cafe Bath Vegetarian Gluten Free

18. Leave vowing to book your next visit as soon as possible realising that Bath is only a short journey from London.

*Or with your own Mr Darcy, it's totally your choice

35 comments :

  1. I've not been to Bath in years! Though I have to admit this post has made me really want to go back! Hope you girls had a great weekend!


    Lauren xx
    www.thelifestylediaries.com

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  2. Lol! Great tips...I'll have to force Mr S to see the Roman Baths when we go...he's probably rather just go for scones.

    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  3. I'm very jealous of your Lunn bun sandwich! X

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  4. Great tips! used to live not too far from Bath and its such a pretty city with lovely independent shops! :) x

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  5. That was a super fun weekend Emma and points 2 and 4 are the best! ;-) Thanks for being a smurfette for the weekend; I thought that hill at the end was going to get us! xx

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  6. Ooh, you make me want to revisit Bath.

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  7. Looks like a lovely girls weekend! I just love Bath, such a photogenic city x

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  8. LOL I had to chuckle at your "take approximately 600 photos in two days" as that is so me too! I didn't quite get 600..only 397 but then I was really only there a day and a half. These are all great tips for folks that haven't visited Bath yet. It is really such a lovely city. One day I'll definitely be back to visit again.

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  9. 397 isn't a bad record at all! It's a blogger addiction that can't quite be slaked :)

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  10. ...and when the sun is out it's unbeatable - unbeatable!

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  11. Thank you too! We conquered it like true Kiwis :)

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  12. It's so very beautiful Amy - one of my utter favourites!

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  13. We were SO impressed by all the beautiful inde shops - all the pretties!

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  14. It was simply amazeballs! A little OTT on the bacon, but perfect nevertheless!

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  15. Just sit him next door with a coffee :D

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  16. It was so lovely Lauren - you should definitely go!

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  17. There's no such thing as too much bacon. x

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  18. Mum and I were chatting last night and saying we might head over for a weekend/couple of nights over summer/in Autumn, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Gorgeous photos Emma!
    Polly xx

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  20. Oh lovely!! If you do, pop in to the Thermae Spa - they have a fab weekday Twilight package, and the view from the top is amazing as the sunsets!

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  21. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)20 March 2015 at 11:01

    It looks like such a lovely weekend break! Go on, share a little of those fashion photos with us, you know you want to :) I keep hearing about this Sally Lunn place - was it amazing?!

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  22. Bath is one place I would really love to visit!

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  23. been meaning to head back to Bath, its so pretty.

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  24. I've wanted to go to Bath for years, I think 2015 might just be the year! x

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  25. Gabrielle Trenbath31 March 2015 at 04:39

    I love Bath, it is one of my favourite places in the UK

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  26. There is just a je nes sais quoi about it, isn't there?

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  27. Honestly go! (And I have a spare return ticket that needs to be used by the 14th of April if you'd like it! :D

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  28. Gabrielle Trenbath31 March 2015 at 09:22

    Oh yes there is. It takes my breath away every time

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  29. It's so sweet - and quite easily a day trip from London!

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  30. We wouldn't want to scar your eyeballs!
    Sally Lunn is a quaint institution, and the Sally Lunn's are scrummy :)

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