Live it: Our Bath Adventure


You should all know by now how much H and I love an adventure and if you caught our post last year about the Bath Christmas market you will be aware of how much we wanted to take a second look at this beautiful city. A few weeks ago we got the chance to spend a weekend there and despite the April showers, we spent the whole time exploring all of Bath's best bits. Here are some of our highlights. 



We stayed at The Parade Park hotel which was really central with an amazing view of  Bath Abbey and just a short walk from the train station.

On our train journey we made a big list of things we wanted to visit over the weekend and so we could hit the ground running and not waste a minute of our weekend. 

When we explored the City we found a load of cute vintage shops along our way and one that we really liked was Scarlet Vintage in the cobbled Queen Street.

On our way to check out the Assembly Rooms we found the Circus, a continuous ring of beautiful Georgian buildings, one of the most well known features of Bath. We couldn't resist an outfit post with this spectacular backdrop.

When we got to the Assembly Rooms,  the real reason we wanted to visit in particular, was the Fashion Museum. They have some amazing historic pieces, but my favourites were the collection from Bellville Sassoon Lorcan Mulanny and the pieces from their 'Dress of the Year' Exhibition.

There was also some afternoons of shopping in the city centre to be had too, where I indulged my fabric obsession in Fashion Fabrics, Country Threads and The Makery Emporium!

We found a treasure trove of Haberdashery and craft in the Guildhall market - which also managed to keep us out of a massive downpour!  Silver linings and all that!

We did make sure and so all the lovely touristy bits too!  We had a lovely afternoon tea in the Pump Room, checked out the Abbey, Bath Aqua Glass, The Baths and enjoyed the Bath Society of Arts exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery.

We had a thoroughly lovely weekend and managed to happily avoid most of the worst weather by dipping into shops, gallery's and tea rooms, which by the way is the best way to not get wet.  I am sure this will not be our last visit to Bath and we would highly recommend a visit to anyone who hasn't been.

Have you been to Bath, do you live there? What are your favourite places, where should we visit next time?
Let us know in the comments below.

Sammy and H

2 comments:

  1. Lovely to read about your weekend in Bath - and great photos! It's my home town and I think you went to most of my favourite places. To your list I might add Sydney Gardens (and you can get to the Kennet and Avon canal at the back of the gardens), the Holburne Museum (at the front of Sydney Gardens, facing Great Pultney Street - which also has a lovely cafe) and I love the bus tours of Bath - both the city and the skyline tours are fascinating.

    When it comes to eating my favourite places are Bea's Vintage Tea Rooms (Saville Row, at the back of the Fashion Museum), the Royal Crescent Hotel for afternoon tea (in one of the cosy lounges in the Winter and in the beautiful garden in the Summer) or the Tea House Emporium (next to Lakeland), which has an amazing selection of teas and lovely cakes - I recommend the lemon honey cake! If you are in Bath for longer, you might also like the American Museum at Claverton, which has a fascinating museum (including a huge selection of quilts), at the moment there is a Kaffe Fassett exhibition and on nice days you can have tea or lunch on the terrace and admire the views across the valley and then walk it off around the arboretum.

    I love living in Bath and often have to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming!

    Sue at DeereyMe.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sue, There is so much for us to check out next time we go! We spotted Bea's tea room, that looked lovely, nice to know it is worth a visit. We wanted to visit the Kaffe Fassett exhibition but ran out of time, so that is great excuse to go back soon in my opinion.
      I am very envious of anyone who gets to enjoy such a rich city all the time <3
      Sammy xxx

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