Bath’s city centre is a treasure trove of shops, culture and beautiful buildings. It is a hive of vibrant activity and is easy to navigate, making it a great spot for visitors.
The central streets are home to many independent small businesses as well as a range of high street stores. Visit the recently refurbished Southgate area of Bath and have a wonderful modern shopping experience with a wide variety of stores and eateries, as well as unusual things to look at, such as the hanging displays, the colourful phone boxes and the central square area where you will often find pop up stalls, big screens showing off sporting events and more.
in Stall Street and Union Street, you will find tempting offers for confectionery, jewellery and accessories. Following these streets will bring you through the town and towards the iconic sights of Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. Here you will also find street performers and many photographic opportunities.
Beyond these main streets there are unique pedestrian-only passageways with an eclectic mix of smaller retailers, offering the perfect gifts to bring back as souvenirs of your trip. Head down one of these to find Sally Lunn’s where you can sample a real Sally Lunn Bun and visit the museum.
Bath is home to The Corridor, one of Britain’s first indoor arcades and the newer Milsom place, just off of Milsom Street, where you will find designer fare and a whole host of restaurants to whet your appetite.
The city centre isn’t just home to shops. Pulteney Bridge is right in the heart of the city, which was famously used in Les Miserables. Bath has many parks and gardens such as Sydney Gardens, Victoria Park and Henrietta Park. Bath also has many museums and galleries, including the Jane Austen museum, complete with guides in period costume, the Fashion Museum, the Holburne Museum and so many more.
If you are interested in staying in the city centre and having all these attractions on your doorstep, take a look at some of the properties in the city centre available for you to make your home for a few days.