For centuries Bath has been the place people came to relax. The ancient Romans came here for the hot thermal waters, and the Roman Baths are still a centrepiece of the city. The Victorians came here to take the healing waters and to shop: as a result, Bath today is a mix of ancient culture and refined boutiques, beautiful historic Georgian architecture and elegant eateries. While you can't swim in the Roman baths today, there are other places in the city to treat yourself at! Get the most out of the city with our 1 day itinerary. Bath is close enough to London for a quick city break, but there is plenty to see and do here that you can stay even longer!
Start your journey
Catch the train from London Paddington to Bath, the journey takes around 1 hour and 25 minutes. For short stays like this, the cheapest tickets are available through The Trainline. If you’re making a longer journey, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass that allows you unlimited journeys, giving you the freedom to explore at your own pace.