Being from Oxford there’s a certain familiarity I feel when I visit Bath. Maybe it’s the ancient buildings or the history at every turn, it certainly worked for Jane Austen, and maybe that’s another reason too… Whatever it is, this city captures my weakness for the whimsical with its Georgian terraces, its Roman baths and its high society history.
All this and there’s also some pretty awesome modern highlights – from gin bars and fine restaurants to divine fashion boutiques and glorious interior shops – it’s a mix that makes Bath one of the most interesting cities to visit in the UK.
The last time I went, it was courtesy of a birthday present from my girlfriends to visit the Thermae Bath Spa, where you can sit on the rooftop in a steaming swimming pool whatever the weather, surveying the city below.
I’ve organised a hen do in Bath, I’ve been here for shopping weekends, sightseeing trips and even a few family days out, it ticks all the boxes, in style and with plenty of personality. And in the spirit of giving you an authentically Bathonian experience, here are a few of my favourite boutique hotels in Bath for your stay in the city.