After a day of travelling, I like the idea of something low key. As Bath is a smaller city AND built on a hill – the vibe and dress code is seriously chilled.
Located on Walcot street, Walcot House is the perfect laid back spot. Walcot house is incredible versatile. In the day and during the week it’s a hot spot for coffee dates, brunch and fitness classes. Yet, on every Friday & Saturday from 5pm until 3am Walcot house offer dinner, drinks and a dance floor.
Most Friday nights Walcot House host Pizza and Piano night – whilst you enjoy your sourdough pizza you can request your favourite songs.
From Elton John to Rita Ora our Piano man was pretty diverse!
We shared a starter of Salmon fishcakes and followed with a Sourdough pizza with goat cheese and peppers alongside a refreshing courgette salad. Better yet – they offer 2 cocktails for £12!
The food was delicious and the entertainment is the perfect introduction to Bath city life.
If you fancy another tipple then stop off at Bedford Bottle Shop and a glass from their exclusive menu of fine wines.
Recently, the fitness industry has really boomed in Bath. If you fancy a little Saturday morning workout and didn’t drink to much at Walcot on the Friday evening, then there is some great classes you can attend. There are options to purchase a one off pass or free trial. One of my favourites is Toniq located on Green Park.
Toniq do a ‘Burn’ class on a Saturday morning at 7:30, 8:30 or 9:30.
The workouts last just 45 minutes but you’re sure to get a great sweat on and feel energised for the rest of the day.
There are some beautiful brunch spots in Bath including Cafe Lucca – if you are looking for a hearty brunch; The Greed Bird Cafe – a boutique cafe near The Royal Cresent offering lighter options; Wild Cafe – A vegans dream OR if you want breakfast on the go then try some of Baths finest bakery. My favourite, so far, is the Landrace Bakery. They bake fresh bread and pastries everyday.
The city is full of character – whatever time of the day! Bath is very small so is best explored on foot. There is options for walking tours or alternatively just explore yourself.
The Thermea Bath Spa is a popular tourist attraction therefore I would recommend booking tickets beforehand. We visited the spa on our first ever trip to Bath nearly 3 years ago. We chose to go at sunset which was beautiful however in the midst of summer this may be a little late.
Unsurprisingly, Bath has a range of beautiful restaurants. My favourites, so far, are the small boutique restaurants that are intimate. I find that they deliver a better all round experience rather than being just another customer.
Due to the popularity of Corkage there are now two in Bath. One on Queens Park whilst the other situated at the end of Walcot Street towards Bathampton. Both restaurants have an array of beautiful wines. The staff are incredibly knowledgable about the wine collection and are more than willing to help you find one that suits.
On our first visit we ended up going to both by accident. We turned up at Walcot – where we thought we had booked dinner to find out we were due at the other. Luckily, they are only 10 minutes walk apart through the city.
Before you head home, I would encourage anyone to fit in a walk along the canal or skyline.
The canal is a great option as you can book a spot on a canal boat. You can get on the boats from Widcombe and either go for a simple cruise or another option is afternoon tea.
Bath Narrow Boats is a good website to start looking at some Canal boat options.
The skyline walk is all together 14 miles. There are options to do parts of the route. I would recommend parking at higher Widcome and walking towards Bath University. Bath is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful landscapes.
We took a picnic with us and set ourselves up overlooking the most amazing view.