Sub 13 - Bath is a seriously cool city with a real sense of style. Nowhere displays that better than Sub 13, a hen friendly bar with a great atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. Should feature on the "to do list" of any Bath hen party.
The Cork - Whether you’re heading down into the cool of the vaults or staying on the alfresco terrace The Cork is without question one of Bath’s best bars. With a fine cocktail menu and incredible food, this is a top destination to eat, drink and be merry.
Circo - Circo’s Lemon and Cheesecake Cocktail is worth a trip to the city alone! The ambience, style and flavour Circo serves up all add together to make this an award winning Bath venue.
Hall & Woodhouse - With uber cool décor and an amazing roof terrace, Hall & Woodhouse is one of the funkiest bars not just in Bath but the whole of the South West. With a fine menu and wine list to match it’s the perfect spot to start any big night out.
The Cosy Club - Every bit as welcoming as the name implies at The Cosy Club you’ll find a great menu served up with a side order of fantastic atmosphere and a double helping of chic design.
Gascoyne Place - With a taste for all season and palettes Gascoynes is a truly marvellous foodie experience for discerning diners with a focus on the best local produce and flavours.
Sights & Sounds
Bath is rich in fantastic architecture and a walk around the city really is a great way to cure any tender heads the night after the day before. The Royal Crescent and Bath Circus (used for the famous "Who Will Buy" scene in the musical "Oliver Twist") are quintessentially English and not to be missed.
Great Pulteney Street is another famous musical backdrop, having set the scene for the recent big screen adaptation of "Les Miserables" featuring Hugh Jackman.
The Roman baths that give the city its name can be found right in the city centre next to the quite spectacular Bath Cathedral but queues can get a little long at peak season.
One more "must see" if you’re visiting Bath is Pulteney Street Bridge, one of only two structures of its kind in the world (the other being in Florence). Close your eyes for a second and it really is just like being in Bath (?!?).
The very best of Bath’s musical scene can be found quite literally hanging around on street corners. Bath has a number of designated pitches where buskers and street performers can be found 7 days a week with some amazing music.
If you manage to catch The Showhawk Duo you’re in for a particular treat.
In the Diary
April - Comedy Festival Bath really is having a laugh in March. Some of the UK’s finest mirth-makers give the city the giggles with events cropping up in some very unexpected places so keep an eye out.
May - Fringe Festival Cuttingedge acts from around the UK and across the globe attend the Bath Fringe Festival. There really is something for everyone and if you can time your visit to coincide you won’t be disappointed.
September - Jane Austen Festival If you’ve ever had dreams of finding your own Mr Darcy then this is the perfect place to start your search as hundreds of fine folk dress in costume and take to the city streets.
October - Great Bath Feast Bath does many things well and eating is certainly one of them. If you’re of a foodie persuasion then this is the festival for you with the best tasty treats from across the region.
December - Christmas Market The UK’s best Christmas market. There, we said it. If you’ve ever fancied a bit of real, traditional Christmas shopping then Bath is the finest market you’ll see, with hundreds of artisan traders flocking to the city centre.
Top of the Shops
All the usual suspects and big name high street stores can be found in the city centre, head down to Southgate for designer brands like; Kurt Geiger, Tommy Hilfiger, Joy, Calvin Klein and 71 Queens.
Bath is particularly good for jewellery and has some fine stores in amongst its lanes and side streets.
If you like a retro feel then there are two fantastic spots to see.
For vintage clothes take a walk along Walcot Street where you’ll find a number of vintage clothes shops (it is a bit of a stroll but well worth the legwork) with some great clothes and jewellery.
Bath Artisan Market is held at weekends in Green Park Station, fine food and some great retro design items and clothes make it a must for fashion conscious visitors.
Girls About Town - Getting around Bath...
One of Bath’s many joys is that the city centre is so compact, pretty much everything you’ll need it well within walking distance. However if you do feel the need for transport then a Next Bike is an eco friendly and fun way to get out and about. You can pick up bikes all around the city centre and simply return them to another bike docking site.
Our Somerset Games is becoming almost mythical! The source of so many great hen party laughs it’s no wonder it has become such a hit. A day of non-stop fun, challenges and all manner of shenanigans that you’ll be talking about well after your weekend is over.
Alternatively if you’re looking for something a little more sedate then why not stop for a spot of afternoon tea instead.
Here’s a quirky fact for you, all of Bath’s nightclubs are tucked underground, this is to reduce noise and so not to disturb the good folk of this beautiful city. Essentially all the late night venues can be found in old vaults and cellars giving them a unique vibe. The music is excellent and the clubs feel all the more intimate for their ancient structures. If you’re looking for an idea for your night out we’d recommend a comedy night. Absolutely perfect fun for any hens who like a laugh.