Komedia – 22-23 Westgate Street (30 secs walk)
Hosting the weekly Krater Comedy Club on Saturday nights is just one of the 400 events this community owned live entertainment venue hosts a year.
Housed in the splendour of the former Beau Nash cinema, the building is Grade II listed, and we’ve seen so many great bands here and spent many a night boogie-ing away to their themed club nights. Be sure to check out their What’s On before your visit for one of the best nights out in Bath.
Sleight – 1 York Street (Thursday to Sunday 7pm till late)
The close up magic bar is certainly something different and definitely a lot of fun. The venue is located in a charming vaulted cellar close to the Abbey and serves high quality cocktails while they showcase incredible close up magic performances by professional magicians from all over the UK.
Mr B’s Emporium – 13-15 John Street (2 mins walk)
Our local bookshop is freakin’ amazing. Cute and fun and a bit of a labyrinth, with every corner packed with something new to look at, if you love books, then whiling away an hour or two at Mr B’s will have you in heaven. It’s not just us that thinks so too. Voted Best Independent Bookshop in the UK twice and named as one of the 10 Best Bookshops in the World by The Guardian, you have to check this place out.
While were on the subject of books though, it would be remiss of us to leave out Toppings (York Street) a veritable book superstore inside a lovingly restored Quaker Meeting House.
The Mayors Guides – meet outside the Pump Room, next to the Abbey (2 mins walk)
A free walking tour of the city, that has been going for 86 years and runs everyday but Christmas Day. The Guides, of which there are about 80, are all volunteers and the comprehensive tour lasts around 2-hours. Twice a day at 10.30 and 2 everyday but Saturday which is the morning slot only. Book your place but do let them know if you can’t make it as they are extremely popular.
Bizarre Bath’s Comedy Walk – meet outside The Huntsman 1 Terrace Walk (5 mins walk)
Taking a hilarious rather than historical, irreverent look at the city, the Comedy Walk costs £10 per person, or £7 for students and normally runs every evening at 8pm from April to October. Crowd participation and lots of giggles along the way, make this a unique experience of Bath.
The Two Tunnels – 13-mile circuit (1 hour by bike) Ebike hire available at Green Park Station
Starting with the ¼ mile long Devonshire Tunnel, you will then move on to the impressive Coombe Down Tunnel which at just over a mile is the UK’s longest walking and cycling tunnel and not creepy at all thanks to the audio-visual installation ‘Passage’ created by United Visual Artists. You then proceed onto the stunning Tucking Mill Viaduct and then onto the Dundas Aqueduct which is on the Kennet & Avon Canal. This then leads to back to the River Avon and back into the city.
Paddle Boarding on the Avon – with Wild Original
For a unique way to explore the city, setting off with a group of getting a 1:1 tour via the river, is certainly a fun way to go. Starting with the basics to get your confidence levels up, you’ll then set off, ending up at the world famous Pulteney Bridge. There’s time for some wild swimming and you can even request a pub stop on the way.
Crazy Golf – Royal Pavilion, Royal Victoria Park (15 mins walk)
To be honest, Vicky Park has pretty much got it all. An ice rink in the Winter, a huge playground for kids, skate park, places to picnic, play tennis and even a Botanical Garden and all with the stunning Royal Crescent as its backdrop. If you fancy a laugh for an hour or two, the beautifully landscaped 18-hole, Victoria Falls Adventure Golf can be played until dark.
Boules – Queen Square (6 mins walk)
Bath doesn’t immediately strike as the place to play this French game, also known as petanque but every year thousands of pounds are raised by Bathonians for local charities, with the stage set in Queens Square to hold the event. So, grab our in-house boules set and head to Queens Square with something nice to drink and while away a couple of hours with the locals.
No.1 Royal Crescent (20 mins walk)
We couldn’t really do a small guide to Bath without mentioning Bridgerton. The show has been seen on Netflix by an estimated 92 million people and is a showcase for our wonderful city. No. 1 Royal Crescent in the home of the Featherington’s but the rest of the time is a museum run by The Bath Preservation Society and well worth a look. Pre-booking advised.