24 hours in Bath

Amazing architecture, fascinating history, and sightseeing a plenty, we’re excited to be opening our next Apex Hotel in Bath in summer 2017. Ahead of that, and for a little city break inspiration, here’s our round up of the ultimate way to spend 24 hours in Bath.

Visit the Roman Baths

Top of nearly everyone’s lists, the Roman Baths are a must visit whilst in this historic city. One of the most historic sites in Northern Europe, the Baths attract a staggering one million visitors a year. They have public guided tours every hour, and at the end of the tour, you’ll get an opportunity to try the natural spa water at the Pump Room restaurant.

Relax at the Thermae Spa

Not to be confused with the historic Roman Baths, the Thermae Spa is an award-winning day spa. Located in historic buildings, both old and new spa techniques are blended beautifully. The New Royal Bath is where most visitors flock to. Complete with an open-air rooftop pool, aroma steam rooms and Springs Café Restaurant, you won’t struggle to pass the day in these idyllic surroundings.

Step back in time at the Jane Austen Centre

The only waxwork in the world of Jane Austen

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One for the bookworms and romantics, the Jane Austen Centre celebrates the city’s most famous resident. The centre explores Austen’s life in Bath, her writing and the historic period in which she grew up. You can also take a little piece of Austen heritage home with you by squeezing in a trip to the gift shop on your way out.

Taste a Sally Lunn Bun

A trip to Bath is never complete without a Sally Lunn Bun! #bath #sallylunn #sallylunnbun #yum

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We’ll forgive you if you haven’t heard of a Sally Lunn bun. It’s not be confused with a London Bath Bun, and is similar to a brioche. It’s a large bun or teacake, best served warm, sliced with butter. Records reveal residents of Bath have been enjoying the delicacy since as early as 1870! Head to Sally Lunn’s House, one of the oldest houses in Bath, to try the very best of the bunch and find out more about the history behind this baked bun.

Soak up the city views from Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park was opened in 1902 and is 11 acres of beautiful parkland. It lies south of the city and is a beautiful, calm space with stunning views of the city. It also has a children’s playground and picnic areas, making it the perfect stop off on a family day out. You can also try your hand at boules.

Find the perfect craft beer at Bath Brew House

Sunday Fun-day!

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Bath Brew House has its own microbrewery and produces some of the most flavoursome craft beers in the city. Whilst you’re there, you’ll be able to look across the road and see our Apex Hotel coming to life. Not only do they specialise in tasty beers, but they have a cracking food menu and plenty of atmosphere. The perfect place to head for a drink at the end of a day.

Get your caffeine fix at Colonna and Small’s Speciality Coffee

Flat white and a Leica and a nice wooden table with natural light in Bath. Not complaining.

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Rated number 1 café in Bath on TripAdvisor (October 2016), Colonna and Small’s is the perfect place for coffee lovers. Not only can you chat to the knowledgeable baristas about all things coffee, you can buy a range of beans to try at home as well, there’s also plenty space to sit and sip at leisure.

Book your stay at Apex City of Bath

From summer 2017 you’ll be able to stay at Apex City of Bath, situated on the corner of James Street West and Charles Street in the city centre, just 200 metres from the Bath Thermae Spa. The hotel will be Bath’s largest hotel both in terms of conference and events spaces and number of bedrooms.