Pack Your Bags: Bath, England

I get to head out to Bath a few times a year 
and every single time I go, 
I fall more in love with this little city.

The city is a great mix of Roman history and Georgian architecture.

It offers amazing historical treasures in the Roman Baths & Jane Austen Museum
and a good blend of high-street shopping and quirky market shops.

Ok, so you want to go to Bath?
Good decision.

Here's what you should know:

It's a direct train ride from London to Bath
that will take you an hour and a half.

Leave from London's Paddington station and arrive in Bath Spa.

Once you arrive in Bath, grab a map
or just follow the signs into the city centre, it's easy.

Head to the Roman Baths.
The admission price is £12.25 and includes an audio guide
that will tell you everything you need to know.
{I opt for Bill Bryson's tour or the kid's tour... it's kinda awesome.}

The baths are amazing. 

Honestly, it's one of my favorite places to visit in Europe.

And no, you can't get in the water...
just in case you wondered, if you're anything like me. 

Afterwards, head to the Raven Pub for a pie.

When you've finished your pie & mash, you can head to the Jane Austen Museum
or the Fashion Museum to see period clothing like corsets & hoop-skirts.

Before you leave,
you may want to head back to the baths 
and have tea in the famous Pump Room.

It's gorgeous... 
complete with chandeliers and a string quartet.

Even if you aren't up for splurging on the price of a proper tea,
you should go to the small bar along the side of the room
in front of this little fountain.

There you can get a glass of water from the baths to drink.

It's..... interesting. :)

Even though I've only ever day-tripped to Bath, 
I have high hopes of staying there overnight
and partaking in the glorious sunset-spa experience.


Have you been to Bath?
What did you love?

*all images original to Aspiring Kenendy


  1. Oh I remember drinking that water as a kid - yeauch!

  2. what an interesting trip! really hope i can visit england someday. :)

  3. I love the Cathedral with its unusual Jacob's Ladder motif of the angels climbing up and down it. And yeah, that water ... interesting...

  4. Hubs and I spent a whopping 2 hours in Bath a few years ago, and I wanted so badly to stay and check out more of the city than just the baths. Unfortunately we were on one of those hurry up and wait bus day trip affairs. Someday we'll go back.

  5. I love your blog! I'm moving to London at the end of the month, and it's so great to see all this info here from a real person giving a real review and recommendation, you know? So I'll definitely have to be going to Bath by the sound of it.

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    Style to Stage

  6. Adding this one to my "must see" list; nope, I've never been there. I've heard of it, but didn't really know much about it. You have me sold!
    And I love that you mentioned the kiddie tour. Sometimes I learn more from kids versions than the adult versions of things!

  7. Now I really want to go to Bath! Basically I have a royal obsession/anything English and need to travel to England pronto!

  8. Eeep! Just got really excited because we're planning a day trip there from London when we go in 3 weeks. Gorgeous photos!

  9. Looks amazing! I would love to go there soon!


  10. Bath looks amazing!!

    I've never been to Europe at all so I would DIE if I could visit England!!
    I'm definitely going to add Bath to my "I NEED TO VISIT SOMEDAY" list.
    Hopefully I'll get a chance to go there someday.
    THough I must confess, I would probably "accidentally fall in the bath". Just on accident of course. I can be quite clumsy ;)

    Have a lovely day!

    The Ace of Hearts

    1. Sorry for my little typo!

  11. Thank you thank you thank you for enabling poor little untraveled stay-at-home mamas like myself to live vicariously through things like this! Jane Austen Museum full virtual tour next please.

  12. Hearing of Bath always reminds me of Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey'. Its a little sad to think that it's modernized with cars and American tourists and stuff now. :)

  13. Oh my goodness...adding that to my Great Britain bucket list. Looks fantastic!

  14. I have never been to Bath, but it has always been on my list of places to see in England, so thank you for taking us there today. Loved your photos, almost as good as visiting the baths ("les termes" in French,) myself. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  15. I'm super duper jealous! Only an hour and half trip from London? That's not bad at all! I've heard the water tastes like iron, but it could taste like poo and I would still drink it. I cannot wait to go!!!! Would you please plan my next trip to England?!

  16. wow, bath looks amazing... great pictures! and thanks for the sweet comments you left over my blog, so happy to hear from you!

  17. I adore Bath, it is one of my favourite places in the UK! I'm going there on my hen weekend too yay!

  18. It's on our travel list. Our list that never stops growing!

    Great shots! I would probably be that girl who stupidly tried to get in the bath or accidentally fell in.. (:

  19. I spent a semester in Cambridge, and we stayed in Bath a few days. I must say, after traveling all over the UK and the rest of Europe, Bath was still one of my favorite cities. I just loved it. I would recommend it to anyone! And they have great shopping. ;)

    The water is...interesting. haha.

  20. I am dying over this post!!!! On my to travel to list! I would squeal at the Jane Austen museum!

  21. I was able to spend a weekend in Bath while studying abroad in England 6 summers ago and it sticks out as one of my favorite cities iin Europe. I have promised myself that I will make a trip back there again. I didn't get to have formal tea at the pump room (looks amazing!!), but we had a nice picnic lunch in the Crescent. Lovely post -- thanks for bringing back some great memories!

  22. I want to go to Europe SO BADLY. I need to find a job that will get me over there!

  23. Thank you thank you, thank you for your sweet comments!!!!
    I LOVE your blog!!!!
    I live in Italy next to Venice!
    ; )
    Have a great Friday!

    PS: I'm a new follower!;)

  24. I took my first trip to England in May and saw London, Windsor and Bath. Bath was by far the biggest surprise and a place I would love to carve out more time and visit again. It was beautiful! We took a little hike up to the circus and the crescent. Breathtaking. Not to mention the Roman Bath. Love!

  25. My Godson goes to University in Bath and I really want to go visit him one day!

  26. I went to Bath while at Oxford and absolutely loved it. We walked up to the crescent and spent hours at the Thermae Bath Spa. We timed it so that we could hang out in the roof top pool while the sun set. It was amazing and very relaxing. I also loved the Jane Austen museum.

  27. Love this! Makes me miss England SO much! I studied abroad at Cambridge and visited Bath and many many pubs, haha.
    ♡ Lexi
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  28. So fun! I wish to go there the chandelier pic! Looks gorgeous!

    xx, alisia e

  29. we ived in bath for six months and i fell head over heels in love with the place and miss it more than i thought i would.

    hopefully we are having a couple of days away there in october and we will finally visit the roman baths, well without being on a school trip.

  30. I love Bath! I studied abroad in London and took a day trip there one weekend...


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