I booked a trip to Bath after reading a blogpost on A Lady in London very late one night. It’s easy as a Londoner to never leave because we have everything on our doorstep, but sometimes it’s wonderful to get away and go somewhere that’s a little (or a lot!) less busy.
I woke up at 6am and headed to London Paddington station to catch my train to Bath. It’s only an hour and a half away so it can be done in a day, but I chose to stay for one night in a lovely little B&B only a short walk from everything. It was my first time visiting Bath and although I had been told that it was a tiny city, I wasn’t aware exactly how tiny. I’ll usually get lost wherever I go, so I was surprised to discover that even I was able to navigate my way around the city without Google Maps – quite a feat for me! It’s impossible to get lost because you’ll accidentally come across the Roman Baths or the Abbey and instantly recognise where you are.
I loved visiting the historic sites, walking the cobbled streets, browsing the charming shops, and treating myself to delicious food, including some salted caramel fudge. As it’s such a beautiful place, it’s best to go on a sunny day so you can roam the streets, but there’s plenty to do inside if it’s cold and rainy, as it was on the second day for me. I suppose you’re wondering where the literary part of my trip is – check back soon for posts on two delightful bookshop, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights and Topping & Company!
No. 1 Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent
The Fudge Kitchen
Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House
Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights (post coming soon)
Topping & Company Bookshop (post coming soon)