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Relatively speaking, an expensive place to live (especially in terms of private accommodation after first year). However, Bath is a very pleasant city, and I enjoyed numerous fun nights out; don't be fooled by anyone saying Bath is "boring", I can assure you it isn't!

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By dw_
On 17th August 20

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Relatively speaking, an expensive place to live (especially in terms of private accommodation after first year). However, Bath is a very pleasant city, and I enjoyed numerous fun nights out; don't be fooled by anyone saying Bath is "boring", I can assure you it isn't!

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By dw_
On 17th August 20

Living in Bath

The campuses for both Bath Spa University and the University of Bath are a few minutes outside the city, but both have regular bus links to get you into the middle of the action. Arriving in the city centre is a bit like stepping into a Jane Austen novel...

Bath is is an extremely good-looking place to live, thanks to all the Georgian architecture, made out of the honey-coloured local stone..  However underneath the historical exterior the city is very much up to date.

The nightlife here is good, if not as hectic as in some other cities (but then you are in the West Country, not Manchester) with a good selection of clubs and bars. There’s a multiplex cinema as well as a smaller art house one, and a couple of good theatres too where you can catch a show, gig, or some side-splitting comedy.

The Big Trio of rugby, football and cricket are all represented here, and once a year the Bath Half Marathon stampedes through town with over 10,000 runners taking part. Bath is also very keen on it’s cultural side, and through the year holds Music, Film, Literature, Fringe and Beer festivals, and a great Christmas Market near the stunning Bath Abbey.

If you come into town to shop you’ve got a lot to choose from. Bath has fantastic shopping, with a mix of high street shops, cool designer outlets and smaller independent boutiques, and both indoor and outdoor markets. Anyone who has ever complained about not being able to find a good birthday present has clearly never tried to shop in Bath. The city has a reputation for being rather stately and ‘civilised’, and you’ll see a lot of tea houses and cafes selling posh cakes so you’ll be able to spoil your mum when she comes to visit. Remember to try an original Bath Bun from Sally Lunn’s, one of the oldest houses in the city.

What should I do today?

  • Roman Baths: We know it sounds obvious, but Bath is called Bath because of the Baths that the Roman’s made around the natural hot spring. The site has been excavated and opened to the public, and even if you don’t normally like museums we promise you’ll like this one - it’s just that good. Visit in the winter, and watch the steam rise off the green watery depths.
  • Wander: There’s so much in Bath that doesn’t even need a ticket. You can take in the famous Royal Crescent, admire the River Avon as it runs under Pulteney Bridge, or just hang out with your mates in the Royal Victoria Park
  • Get out of town: Somerset is known for its green rolling hills, and both the university campuses are set in some great countryside. If you just can’t handle any more fancy tea-sets there’s a paintballing centre just 20 mins away. Go nuts.

Good to know

  • Bus: The Bright Orange bus run by First travels between both the universities and the town centre. They usually have frequent traveller deals, so check the website for more info. There’s also a UniConnect bus that runs to the University of Bath camous only.
  • Taxi: Abbey Taxis
  • Car?: No. Traffic gets congested easily, and parking permits are hard to get hold of.


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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1152411 On 19th November 20

Little bit quiet and very expensive but lovely

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member851019 On 8th September 20

Bath is the 2nd most expensive place to live after London. There are plenty of restaurants that hire may students as the cost of living is so high in Bath. Nights out are boring though, Bristol is definitely the place to be. It feels like in Bath everywhere closes at 11pm and one or two pubs or clubs are open. Loads of shops, loads of tourists. Best places for food is The Cork, Thai Hut.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By dw_ On 17th August 20

Relatively speaking, an expensive place to live (especially in terms of private accommodation after first year). However, Bath is a very pleasant city, and I enjoyed numerous fun nights out; don't be fooled by anyone saying Bath is "boring", I can assure you it isn't!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1349571 On 29th June 20

u think the nights out would be terrible but you get used to the small clubs quick

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Student Review: 3 /5
By Meebs22 On 22nd May 20

Lovely city. Big enough that you don't feel trapped but small enough to feel safe.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member647548 On 27th April 20

An amazing City, such a great place to live

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member946197 On 29th February 20

The physical characteristic of City of Bath is amazing. It's not too big, not too small. I love this heritage town. The basic facilities are also great, especially the public transportation that is easily accessible and very convenient. Only the cost of living is quite too high.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member644662 On 7th January 20

Stunning city however quite expensive place to live in. Very good shopping and eating out places

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1244178 On 3rd December 19

I love Bath, it’s has a little bit of everything. Can be abit quite during the week but lots to do on weekends

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1344100 On 28th November 19

Everything is perfect in the city of bath

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Student Review: 4 /5
By EL xxx On 22nd November 19

Very expensive compared to back home, But they do have some mega shops (apple, urban outfitters,lush). So much selection of food to choose from. Public transport is second to none!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By millerS On 22nd November 19

Easy to get around. Nightlife’s not great but usually something do do if you find the right places.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1243812 On 20th November 19

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Student Review: 4 /5
By ak201819 On 19th November 19

Transport is well organised for the city and the aspects of living is good as well

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member543780 On 19th November 19

I’m French, I have to say there is a lack of diversity and good restaurant in bath, but nice Italian and Thai place nonetheless.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member1343751 On 18th November 19

The prices for living and transportation are horrendous and not very student budget friendly. otherwise, the city is beautiful and has many cultural events and social activities on offer. There are many shops and restaurants to please various tastes and satisfy different needs.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member643747 On 18th November 19

One of the UK’s unsung cities - beautiful architectural landscape with a vast number of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Eating out is exceptional with some fantastic restaurants. Nights out are slightly limited due to the city being quite small. Public transport is great although the city centre can get extremely busy with lots of traffic at peak hours.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1243746 On 18th November 19

Small yet beautiful town, life is cozy

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1043255 On 7th November 19

quite expensive compare to cities I have lived in before

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member843252 On 7th November 19

Peaceful, safe and small, which is convenient to hang out and have fun. But very few takeout food

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member442794 On 17th October 19

Such a beautiful city, great variety of shops and cute cafes and coffee shops and very aesthetically pleasing.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1011006 On 10th July 15

Good bus services, always something to do

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Student Review: 4 /5
By CourteousPrancer1350 On 10th July 15

Beautiful city, expensive to live and the nights out need improving

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Student Review: 3 /5
By girlbehindthebook On 10th July 15

Lovely Town with so much to do , if I was rich it would be a lot more enjoyable

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member410879 On 10th July 15

Bath is an incredible city, doesn't matter where you're from in the world, you're always welcome here

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member810857 On 10th July 15

Bit pricey but only if you don't know where to go, and use the many student deals!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member710816 On 10th July 15

Great place for shopping and living location, although the prices for students is harrowing. Has a variety of local and popular shops, which makes shopping easy and fun! Although, the public transport in town is very good, outside of town is hit and miss most of the time.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1210769 On 10th July 15

Bath is amazing, beautiful and exciting. A relatively small city which offers everything you could possibly need. Yes it's expensive but it's worth it. Nights out are good but the venues are relatively small, you're better going to Bristol or London for a big night out which can be easily accessed by train or bus. Shopping and social activities are excellent as there is lots to do and see. In all, Bath is an incredible and beautiful city that has everything you could possibly need.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By WA1994 On 10th July 15

On the expensive side, but beautiful area with a great music scene, clubs are average but Bristol is close enough to be a viable option there.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member810756 On 10th July 15

So many restaurants to choose from! Varied and not too expensive nightlife, but also fancy cocktail bars if there's a birthday. Loads of buses, rent is expensive though!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member710427 On 6th July 15

High cost of living. Public transport unreliable - always late, overcrowded and often doesn't even turn up. Better to go Bristol for a night out.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1210347 On 5th July 15

Beautiful city with loads to do

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member410089 On 4th July 15

Nicest city in the UK! Traffic can be a problem though

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd April 15

Bath is a wonderful city, safe for students and plenty going on!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member114355 On 23rd April 15

EXPENSIVE - not a cheap place to live

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Katebei On 23rd April 15

Quite expensive to live in Bath in terms of rent, but the quality of living here is great. Shopping is amazing and you have Bristol just a short train ride away. Night life is good and all within easy access. The public transport to uni is very frequent and reliable.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member52160 On 21st April 15

Fabulous city, but very expensive!

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