If you know me, you'll know my favourite city in the world is Barcelona, Spain. However, that was until I visited Bath. I was only in Bath for 1 full day but it was enough for me to fall in love with the city. Bath is officially my favourite city in the world at this moment. I love victorian style architecture for buildings and Bath was architecture porn for me. It was olden day victorian but it didn't feel old. It felt modern, lively and the demographics was of a younger generation. Bath is also a university town which probably brings all the hip, modern restaurants and cafes for the younger residents. Unlike other European cities, I felt safe walking on the streets at night. I didn't find myself subconsciously scouting around me. If you can't already tell, I LOVE BATH!
Driving about 40 minutes from Cheddar, we arrived in Bath and checked in at our hotel for the evening- The Thief. Located just a stone throw from the city centre, we were greeted with a lovely courtyard with the bar on one side and the hotel on the other. The staff were so lovely and accommodating. The rooms were bright and simple yet beautiful. My favourite part of the room would have to be the bathroom. I loved the monochromatic mismatched tilings of the walls and floors.
After settling in our rooms and freshening up, we headed into the main strip for dinner and drinks. As Bath is a university town, there were plenty of nice restaurants and bars around. For dinner, we had Thaikhun. It is rated number 1 Thai restaurant in Bath and it definitely did not disappoint. The restaurant was fully decked out in old school knick knacks and tributes to the Thai culture. After dinner we went to Cosy Club for drinks. We sat out on the balcony area which had little blankets to keep ourselves warm.
In the morning, we set off to explore the city centre of Bath. The two main attractions we wanted to see were The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. We went to The Roman Baths first which was a self walkthrough with an audio guide.
The next stop was Bath Abbey. We were in and out of there fairly quick. To be fair, all Abbeys in Europe look the same so it wasn't amazing or breathtaking. That being said, it was still a beautiful piece of architecture with beautiful stain glass features.
Just a little walk from The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, we stopped off at The Green Rocket for a nice healthy lunch. There were vegetarian and vegan options for main meals and delicious cakes and treats.