What to do in Bath: The Ultimate Student Guide

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Bath is known for being one of the most photogenic cities in the UK- perfect for those looking for an Insta-worthy picture! The city has lots of history and architecture dating to the Georgian and Roman eras. There are lots of fun things to do in Bath and plenty of places to eat – so you'll never be short of things to do and see with your new friends at uni.  

Roman bath in Bath


Here is the ultimate guide on what to do in Bath for students.  

Where is Bath?  

Bath is approximately 97 miles west of London, in Somerset County. The area is famously known as a wellbeing destination for residents and visitors, as Romans originally founded it as a thermal spa. The City of Bath became a designated UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, as well as neighbouring cities such as Bristol and Avon.  


What is there to do in Bath?  


Whether commuting or settling into new accommodation, we recommend you make the most of all the city offers. And if you're looking to study, party, or take time out for a bit of self-care, your options are endless.  


Bath is an excellent place to live with all the amenities of a city alongside picturesque scenery, historical sights, spas, festivals, and restaurants – we're not surprised that so many students choose to live and study in Bath.  


Did you know? If you're a Bath resident, you can visit the Roman Baths, Victoria Art Gallery, and Fashion Museum for free- all you need to do is pre-book online and take your proof of residency with you.  


Fancy a break from studying or want to celebrate that grade you worked so hard for? Visit the underground cocktail bar – The Drawing Rooms, for great drinks and classic sing-along karaoke. But if you fancy something during the day, book a Prosecco Boat Trip. Not only will you be able to enjoy the great vibes, but you'll also have a view of landmarks such as Halfpenny Bridge, the Abbey and Pulteney Weir.  

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If you're not much of a drinker, that's okay as there are plenty of fun things to do in Bath, from Tempo Escape Rooms to Active Reality, where you can have some fun and take a break from the stresses of uni.  


 Where to eat in Bath?  


Bath may be a small city, but it has a lot to offer. No matter what type of cuisine you're craving or your budget, there will always be something to fit the mood. Read on to find out our favourite places to eat in Bath!  


Chilli Family  


If you're looking for tasty and authentic Chinese food on a budget, Chilli Family is the perfect hotspot for precisely that. It has a great variety of vegetarian and meat-based meals, which you can usually get for about £10.  


Sotto Sotto  


The authentic Italian restaurant is the 'talk of the town' because it's so hard to get a table! A popular choice for visitors and residents- we think it's an excellent location for those who want to celebrate or go out for a fancy meal.  


Bath Brewhouse  


A top choice for many students in Bath, Bath Brewhouse is home to a big beer garden and offers excellent food and drinks. And to top it off, they also provide student discounts on most drinks.  


The Hideout  


If you're looking for something innovative and exciting, you'll want to visit The Hideout. Located off the main street, visit this restaurant, and you'll always be surprised as they do such creative menus, which they regularly change.  


Where to live in Bath, as a student?  

Where to live in Bath if you're a student

If you are a student looking to make Bath your uni home, Fresh offers stylish, modern, fully serviced student lettings in this top student location. Click here to view student rooms and studios in Bath.  


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