Guide to shopping in Bath

Shopping in Bath is a great way to explore the city. This guide will take you on a tour of all the best spots. You can easily explore this compact city centre on foot. It’s got an excellent mix of high street favourites, independents and locally-owned boutiques – read on to find out more.

A morning at the Bath markets

Wake up at Apex City of Bath Hotel and visit some of Bath’s best markets just down the street. Spend the morning soaking up the atmosphere at Green Park Station Market. On Saturday it’s the home of Bath Farmers’ Market, on Sunday it’s full of antiques, artisan designers and local food producers. Looking for more? The Guildhall Market sits just off Pulteney Bridge and is the oldest shopping venue in the city. It’s got everything you need under one roof.

Afternoon shopping at SouthGate

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After you’ve finished at Green Park, head back along James Street West then down St James’s Parade to the heart of the city centre’s shopping. SouthGate is packed with popular shops like Apple, Kurt Geiger and Topshop. There’s also lots of places to grab lunch.

Outdoors, you’ll be surrounded by all your favourite high street shops. Stroll up towards the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey area where you’ll find The Foodie Bugle Shop and Sally Lunn’s, both lovely places to stop between shops with a great story to tell.

Go off-the-beaten-track at Milsom Place

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Milsom Place is sophisticated and hidden just off Milsom Street. Inside, there is a mix of popular shops and independent stores to choose from like Cath Kidston and Anemone. The surrounding Georgian buildings, terraces and courtyards make it a lovely place to visit in summer and you can stay for dinner and drinks in the evenings.

Get to know Bath at Walcot Street

It’s easy to fall in love with the character of Bath and its independent shops are at the centre of that. If you love Milsom Place your next stop should be Walcot Street. This is a hub of independent stores including art, design and interiors – you’ll leave feeling inspired if not with bags full of new homewares.

Where next? Read our 24 hours in Bath guide to plan the rest of your break or book your stay at the new Apex City of Bath Hotel from just £99.