Rooftop pool at Thermae Spa in Bath, England
The old pump house in Bath, England
A building facade in Bath, England
A building facade in Bath, England
A sign for the Wild Cafe in Bath, England
Royal Crescent in Bath, England
The ground floor pool at Thermae Spa in Bath, England
The sauna at Thermae Spa in Bath, England
A building facade in Bath, England
Rooftop pool at Thermae Spa in Bath, England
The old pump house in Bath, England
A building facade in Bath, England
A building facade in Bath, England
A sign for the Wild Cafe in Bath, England
Royal Crescent in Bath, England
The ground floor pool at Thermae Spa in Bath, England
The sauna at Thermae Spa in Bath, England
A building facade in Bath, England
Rooftop pool at Thermae Spa in Bath, EnglandThe old pump house in Bath, EnglandA building facade in Bath, EnglandA building facade in Bath, EnglandA sign for the Wild Cafe in Bath, EnglandRoyal Crescent in Bath, EnglandThe ground floor pool at Thermae Spa in Bath, EnglandThe sauna at Thermae Spa in Bath, EnglandA building facade in Bath, England

Take a spa break in historic Bath

Whilst cold wintery weather can spoil your time elsewhere, it can make a spa break in Bath that much more inviting. So what that the weather turns nasty. Leave it behind and head for the warm pool, hot scented steam rooms, and a relaxing massage in UK’s only geo-thermal spa found right in the heart of Bath.

By JAY KAY
  • 1.Relax in Britain’s only natural thermal spa

    4 floors of pure pleasure and the only spa in the whole of the UK that uses natural thermal waters. Thermae Bath Spa may not bear any architectural resemblance to the original Roman Baths but the essence of rejuvenation and relaxation remains exactly the same.

    Right in the centre of town, it’s easy to walk to from pretty much anywhere in Bath and, needless to say, it is especially seductive in cold rainy weather. Start from the rooftop swimming pool, working your way down through the steam and massage rooms. We found that 2 hours is long enough to leave you looking like a prune but, should you desire more time, stop at the Spring Cafe & Restaurant which will extend your time by another 60 minutes if you record a purchase against your bracelet.

    Without a doubt the rooftop swimming pool and the differently scented and illuminated steam rooms are the highlights, but keep in mind that weekends can get very busy. Also remember to claim your discount if you’ve arrived to Bath by train.

  • 2.Find the funny side of Bath

    Every Friday night at 8pm you have the opportunity to discover the humorous side of Bath. Go on a very special guided tour by a couple of talented performers of Bizarre Bath who have taken stand up comedy out of the room and onto the historic streets of Bath.

    People on the Bizarre Bath tour

    They’ll tell you straight away to expect little of actual historical facts as these have been replaced by their own humorous interpretations of Bath’s architecture and monuments. The Bizarre Bath walk starts from the Huntsman Inn on North Parade Passage and we enjoyed every one of the 90 minutes that it goes for.

    Bizarre Bath runs between March and October. Wrap up very warmly if the weather is looking a little dull, it is an outdoor activity.

  • 3.Get up close and personal with the latest tunes

    Grabbing them young and early, that’s the approach of Moles, an intimately sized music club which has established a reputation of staging bands with bright starry future.

    Radiohead, The Cure, Blur, Oasis and others played a gig or two here at the early hour of their careers. Moles’ diary tends to be pretty busy featuring at least 3 or 4 events a week and always extremely well attended. Aim for early entry tickets which sell at a slight discount.

    So far we haven’t had a chance to enjoy a night at Moles but we love the idea of its star making reputation and very busy weekly schedule.

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12 June 2012