Explore England: Your London and Bath travel itinerary

Bath is so much more than just a day trip, it’s a small and compact city and it makes the perfect accompaniment to a few days in London for a multi-centre holiday in England. You’ll get the harmonious balance of the bustling cosmopolitan capital and the spa city to the west which was built for pleasure and relaxation.

You’ll find it all when you book your multi centre holiday with Apex Hotels.

We’ve put together some itineraries to use during your trip, from the moment you arrive to hitting all the hot spots and your travel in between it’s covered here. We can’t wait to welcome you to the UK.

First Stop: Two Days in London

On your first trip to London it can be hard to fit everything in that you’ve heard about, so we’ve put together a guide to the big tickets – the things you won’t want to miss. If you’d rather venture beyond the tourist hot spots then check out the top 15 hidden gems in London.

From Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tate Modern to the hidden rooftop bars, markets and secret book shops these itineraries have it all. Read our guide to 48 hours in London.

Your trip will be complete with a luxurious stay in one of our three Apex Hotels in London. Choose from Apex Temple Court near Buckingham Palace, Apex London Wall next to St Paul’s Cathedral or Apex City of London just a few moments from Tower of London, we’ll be waiting to welcome you.

Your next stop is Bath, just 90 minutes on the train from London Paddington to Bath Spa. It’s a lovely journey through the scenic countryside of England’s south west so sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

Second Stop: Two Days in Bath

Why explore the City of Bath? It’s remarkable collection of museums and ancient Roman sites make it a unique place to visit. There’s so much to see, it’s worth staying for a few days to appreciate the Georgian architecture and experience the heated thermal baths in the beautiful city of Bath.

You’ll love our guide to 24 hours in Bath, and if you’ve still got time, we’ve listed some more of the top things to explore in Bath during your multi centre trip to England.


  1. Bath Abbey

One of Bath’s most striking buildings, Bath Abbey is an Anglian parish church welcoming visitors for hundreds of years. Whether you pop in to admire the magnificent architecture, exceptional music or to join in prayer the rich history and special atmosphere are worth experiencing for yourself.

  1. Pulteney Bridge

From Apex City of Bath you’ll be a short walk through the city to the River Avon where you’ll find the recognisable Pulteney Bridge. A stroll over the bridge discovers boutique shops and the weir makes a stunning photo backdrop for lasting memories.

  1. Royal Crescent and the Circus

Bath’s a compact city easily explored on foot. You can join a walking tour to hear from local and expert guides, or take a stroll up through the Circus and along to the Royal Crescent on your own. These areas are some of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the UK and well worth a visit.

  1. Holburne Museum

The city’s first public art gallery, the Holburne Museum is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. The museum also provides a programme of temporary exhibitions, music performers and family events.

  1. Victoria Art Gallery

A little gallery that’s full of surprises, the Victoria Art Gallery houses Bath’s collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. It’s just a five-minute walk from Pulteney Bridge and it’s been called an art lover’s paradise because of it’s exciting and varied programme of exhibitions and free-to-visit permanent collections including Gainsborough.

Ready to book your multi centre trip to London and Bath? Or just have some questions? Let one of our reservation agents package your hotel stays in each city for the best value break. Call them on 0800 049 8000.

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