With holiday season on the horizon we wanted to explore some UK options as there are tonnes of amazing places right on our doorstep. We caught up with Onyi Moss to find out all about her city break to Bath. Everything she wore is available to Click & Collect to a CollectPlus Point near you, and she’s got some great tips on where to go and what to do when you’re there.
WHAT TO PACK FOR BATH
I recently got an opportunity to visit Bath. A city I had heard delightful things about and was very much looking to experience it myself. I’m pleased to say that all my expectations were met.
As usual, before setting off, I made sure to check the weather during my time there. It was looking quite pleasant with double digits in the 20s with the worst of it accompanied with light drizzles which didn’t last long. A linen dress (£49.99 at Mango) is always a yes in my book especially around Spring Summer time. I took a straw hat (£49.99 at Mango) to help protect from the effects of the sun and light drizzles in case I got caught in it.
Also in my luggage were comfy mules (£29.99 at ASOS) to explore the city as everywhere I planned on visiting during my stay was within walking distance. Not forgetting to take a straw handbag (£29.99 at Mango) large enough to hold a bottle of water for my exploration as well as city guides and events.
WHERE TO STAY
Bath is packed with quite a few hotels within the city as a quick Google search would reveal. I stayed at the Abbey Hotel which is located in the city centre and conveniently close to key landmarks. The food at the hotel was especially great and I couldn’t seem to get enough of the English Breakfast. There was a restaurant and bar to relax at in the evening over good food and drinks.
THINGS TO DO
There’s a lot to get up to in this city considering its size. I started off by visiting The Roman Baths which was a couple of minutes away from my hotel. A structure which is very reminiscent of Rome. It boasted museums, a Victorian Art Gallery and The Pump Room great for afternoon tea. It was indeed a sight to behold.
Next to The Roman Baths was the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Another historic structure with ornate doors open to the public.
The city has quite a number of museums and art galleries considering its size. And I managed to visit a few. One of which was the Francis Gallery. An establishment known for curating works by emerging international artists, in a setting informed by Korean aesthetics. I also visited the Museum of Bath Architecture which holds a very rich history of the city.
Bath also has a lot of gardens which might account for why the air there feels so fresh. Two of my favourites to visit were the Royal Victoria Park and Henrietta Park. The perfect place to sit and enjoy the sunshine. There was a free music festival taking place at Parade Gardens and I got a chance to attend it.
If you fancy a bit of shopping then the Green Park Station a good place to start. A charming market packed with independent stores selling unique items, upscale shops and restaurants in an historic old train station.
In the evening, Pulteney Bridge is great to walk around. The cool breeze and air brings about the feeling of spring.
All in all, Bath is a lovely city that is worth visiting at least once. You’re sure to enjoy the food, beautiful structures and pleasant weather.
May 23rd 2019 - by @CollectPlus