The medieval, Saxon and Georgian architecture of Bath attracts over four million visitors a year, many of whom come to see the hot spring baths at it centre, its artisan shops and cafes, and visit its amazing array of independent fairs, festivals and markets. The great advantage of the city is that you can walk to everywhere from the centre, the city is a pocket sized jewel of diversity and interest.
1. The Guildhall Market is full of really interesting and useful stalls, from haberdashery to cheese, tea, hardware and soaps – independent businesses trading the old fashioned way. 2. Found is run by Olivia and Nick who have impeccable taste in everything they do: from fashion to accessories, homewares and stationery, their taste is so stylish, affordable and interesting. 3. Society Café is the place to stop for tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes, both on the High Street and Kingsmead Square. Jane and Adrian are the husband and wife owners and their attention to detail is second to none. 4. Visit Bartlett Street where the art dealer David Simon showcases the very best art and sculpture exhibitions in the city and next door to him his wife Lucy runs a magical shop called 5. Article, selling gorgeous things for the home. For lunch there is no better stop than 6. The Circus in Brock Street – delicious, seasonal, local food cooked to perfection with an eclectic wine list. One of my favourite restaurants in Britain. After your lunch in Brock Street, make sure you turn right into 7. Margaret’s Buildings: here there are lots of art galleries and eateries, as well as the jewellery shop of Alexandra May and the beautiful clothing store of UBER which specialises in alpine clothing from Switzerland, Austria and Italy – the owner Tanya has a great eye. Jonathan Potter is one of Britain’s leading antique map dealers and Margaret’s Buildings is also home to * The Foodie Bugle Shop
The Foodie Bugle is a grocery, tearoom and homewares shop in Bath, England. Silvana de Soissons established The Foodie Bugle in 2013, first as an online shop and a year later, joined by her brother and business partner, Massimo, as a shop front.