Prior to my birthday this year Laura and I took a little Bath day! And we brought Business too! (She hates baths)
Favorite Things: Georgian architecture, dog friendly spaces, and baths!
Things to know: Oxford, The Cotswolds, and Bath make up the golden triangle of England, known for its undeniable beauty. However, like the rest of the golden triangle Bath is unfortunately scant on the diversity front. The majority of the population and tourist population is made up of white, cisgendered, well to do, 60yr old + people. Not to say that people are cold or threatening, but Laura was once again misgendered (at our own hotel. P.S. my wife has the highest voice ever), so if stuffy old white people aren’t your things, just put some blinders on and enjoy the scenery.
Accommodations: We stayed at No. 15 Great Pulteney, which was clean, had a very friendly staff, provided a cute “doggie bag” for our pup, and for Bath had reasonable prices (don’t go on a Fri/Sat if you can avoid it). However, as I mentioned, a staff member misgendered Laura, our room wasn’t ready until an hour after check in (this is tricky when you have a dog), and the decor was confused between elegant cottage, cheesy Marie Antionette, “trendy” ’90s, and “Asian.” I tried to take pictures that emphasize the positive, and Bizzy sure liked the king size bed.
Clayton’s Kitchen – warm country style interior with a live band. Laura’s fish was quite good, my duck was yummy but not quite hot enough.
The Boater – Quite the cute pub, and I do believe the bartender was a lesbian! Always nice to spot one in the wild.
Royal Crescent – A semi-circle of connected Georgian homes overlooking Victoria Park, which is a divine place to sit on a sunny day. Doggos-a-plenty!
Roman Baths – Hot springs that the Romans turned into bougie baths circa the 18th century. Pretty effing cool.
Bath Abbey – Hard to miss on your way to the Roman Baths.
Pulteney Bridge – Go once during the day and once at night. The fall views are particularly lovely, if I do say so myself. Views walking up to and leaving the bridge are quite pretty as well.
Take a bath!