Bath is somewhere I've been meaning to go back to for a long time and Simon was pretty keen too, so last week we took a couple of days off work and caught a train. Despite the train conductor threatening to charge us £50million for forgetting to sign our railcards (fortunately he was just trying to teach us a lesson!), the journey was really scenic and went relatively quickly. The train station is right next the city so it was really easy to find our way around.
We only stayed for one night, but we quickly learned that we had more than enough time to take in the area. Of course we popped in to see the Roman baths and we wandered to the Royal Crescent. We mostly ate though!
I really enjoyed breakfast at The Cosy Club, it rained like crazy on that morning so it felt really relaxing to hide from the miserable weather with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. I also got childishly excited about the pink lemonade and vanilla ice cream floats in Bills – I had never even had a coke float before so it was a revelation for me! Now I'm back home, the freezer has been stocked with ice cream for regular homemade versions.
Luckily for us, the rain didn't hang around for too long and we could get back to playing tourists. We went midweek so I expected low crowds, but I couldn't really believe how few people were around compared to my usual shopping trips in London! Urban outfitters in Bath is huge, yet it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.
Bath is one of the most beautiful cities I've been to and everyone I encountered seemed to be so friendly. It was the perfect mini-break – although it did feel amazing to get back into my own bed when I got home!