Bath is a short getaway from London. It’s a get city to explore if you are travelling in London or living there. Here is a 2D1N Bath Itinerary for you.
You have 2 options for your experience in Bath.
- Fully experience the lifestyle of a typical royalty when they live in Bath in the 1800s
- Get on your camera to travel around Bath and visit the iconic Stonehenge and Cotswolds.
Since the focus is a royal getaway, I will share the 2D1N Bath itinerary based on option 1.
A UNESCO city, Bath is rich in history. It was the place to be outside of London in the past. The high society would be in Bath to enjoy the fancy gala balls, night parties and soak in the mineral-rich Baths. Fast forward to 2018, you can still experience that even if you are not royalty!
Learn the 3 ways to get to Bath from London. Ps: you can travel to Bath directly from Heathrow Airport for £5!
Where To Stay
The beauty of Bath is in their architecture and history. Most townhouses are known for their Georgian architecture. The tall ceiling, full-length glass windows and intricate design on the outside is quite a statement. When you are in Bath, you should consider staying in a townhouse for the most authentic historical Bath royalty experience.
For an authentic Georgian townhouse, I suggest Mr Darcy’s Abode by Bath Boutique Stays. It’s a 5 storey townhouse that can house up to 20 people. It starts from £99 per night for the entire place. It’s also lovely for families or couples.
Bit of History
In the past, the royalties will visit Bath for the mineral-rich water. They live in these beautiful townhouses to host fancy parties. So the townhouses are beautifully designed to host dinner parties. You can learn more about the past in No. 1 Royal Crescent Museum.
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2D1N Bath Itinerary: Day 1
Bath is a small city. It is easy to get around on foot. If you feel like exploring with a city bus tour, you can check out City Sightseeing bus tour.
In The Morning
Start your day with a fantastic view of Bath Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. A place to grab breakfast while having the stunning view is at Mokoko Coffee. They serve full meals and other snacks like brownies and cakes. The bad: it’s pretty pricey for a piece of cake. The good: view of Bath Abbey.
After you are done, time travel back to the past with The Roman Baths. They provide a free audio guide for you to learn while you explore this Roman Bath. You will notice lots of Roman statues at the upper level. Look out for steam rising from the water as you walk around The Roman Baths.
Afternoon in Bath
And it’s lunchtime! Around Bath Abbey and The Roman Baths, you have many great options. Choose any you fancy, but I recommend either Sally Lunn’s and Sotto Sotto. Sally Lunn’s is known for being the oldest house in Bath! Try the famous Sally Lunn’s bun if you dine there.
After that hearty meal, take a stroll down to either Jane Austen Centre or the Royal Crescent. Jane Austen is a prominent figure in the history of Bath and you can learn more about her with a tour of Jane Austen Centre.
Alternatively, stroll down to the Royal Crescent. You will walk past many beautiful Georgian townhouses. It is honestly quite a sight. Before arriving at the Royal Crescent, you will walk past this place called The Circus. It’s basically a huge roundabout, surrounded by more elegant townhouses.
At The Royal Crescent, you can check out No. 1 Royal Crescent to learn about how the royalties used to live. Or head over to The Royal Crescent Hotel for some afternoon tea with their fresh hand baked scones. If you are lucky enough, the weather is good and you can lay down in the park in front of the Royal Crescent. The park is called Royal Victoria Park. Trust me, one of my favourite thing to do in Bath is to lay down in the park and enjoy the moment.
Evening in Bath
Head down Milsom Street for some fantastic dining options. I highly recommend Clayton’s Kitchen. If you have a refined taste for food, you HAVE to visit Clayton’s Kitchen. Michelin-star chef, Rob Clayton, will treat your taste buds for a ride. I have had plenty of Michelin-star meals in Europe, but Clayton’s Kitchen really blew me away.
I recommend: “Pembrokeshire, Little Haven Crab”, “Smoked Salmon, Poached Salmon and Marinaded Salmon”, “Roast Loin Of Venison”, “Clayton’s Chips” and “Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse”.
What to do after dinner? Just around the corner of Clayton’s Kitchen, you have The Canary Gin Bar. Everyone knows London Dry Gin, but the art of making gin is expanding. Think of lager and craft beer. The gin scene is also expanding with more unique and delicious flavour. Bath gin is becoming quite a popular gin. It’s also very easy to drink if you hate the taste of alcohol. I recommend you to try the spring/summer special with hibiscus flower.
2D1N Bath Itinerary: Day 2
Morning in bath
Start your day like the royalty. What do royalties do? They spend the morning in Thermae Bath Spa and soak themselves in the mineral-rich water. There is no scientific hard evidence to prove that the minerals help you in your health conditions. But many people believe them and still visit the bath. Whether you believe it or not, it’s still a place you need to go.
It is the only place in England where you can experience a natural bath. There are different pools and my favourite is the rooftop pool! I heard that the best time for rooftop pool is when it’s super cold in Bath.
TrevellersTips: if you are in Bath for a party getaway, you can consider booking the entire Cross Bath and throw a private party there! NOW, that’s how the royalties party.
You can stay the entire day in the bath, but I recommend you to just spend half a day. Either have your meal in Thermae Bath Spa or a restaurant along Milsom Street.
Exploring Bath: Bath Gin or River Cruise
Then head over to The Canary Gin Bar. Why? Because we are going to make our very own Gin. If you are lucky, you get Tom to show you around and teach you the art of making your own gin. His passion is truly inspirational.
Trevellers has our very own gin! You can buy it for £30 if you are there. Just ask me for the proportions and you can buy it.
The workshop takes about 2 hours, including a tour around the gin distillery. You get to go home with your very own gin too!
If gin-making is not your thing, make your way down to Pulteney Bridge. If you fancy a meal, you can visit either Bath Coffee House (try their Cornish Pasty) or The Bridge Coffee Shop (located under the bridge). They serve local pastries and cakes with some delicious tea.
If the weather is good, I highly recommend you to go on a river cruise along the famous River Avon to Bathampton. You can get off at Bathampton and enjoy a meal at The Bathampton Mill, a gastropub or simply take the journey back. The highlight is not the view. It’s actually the tour guide and his commentary! It’s truly a classic English humour. That’s what makes your money worth it.
Last Evening in Bath
Lastly, to finish off the weekend trip in Bath, watch the setting sun at the largest rooftop terrace in Bath: The Ivy Brasserie. The rooftop terrace is new and just opened with a fantastic view of the city. It also has a fireplace!
Try “Truffle arancini”, “Atlantic sea scallops”, “Whole baked sea bass” and their risotto, which is a special menu item.
And with that, hope you leave Bath with a happy tummy!
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