Bath

65 Reviews by Students #93 out of 422 University locations

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.

By member946197 On 29th February 20

Study in Bath

Bath Spa University and the University of Bath campuses are both on the outskirts of this historic, beautiful city which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its architecture and heritage.

 

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University of Bath

The University of Bath offers courses in engineering, humanities, management, science and social science. The university is highly ranked in independent league tables for overall performance, student satisfaction and graduate employment and has been awarded a Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

 

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Bath Spa University

The origins of Bath Spa University dates back to 1852, which means the campuses boast historical buildings that have ultra-modern facilities and technology. The university teaches a wide range of courses from art to science and has been awarded a Silver by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Bath Student Life

Bath is a vibrant city and offers everything a student could need at uni: friendly campuses, an extensive range of shops, restaurants and nights out, all situated in the charming countryside with loads of things to do at weekends.

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member644662
7th January 2020

Stunning city however quite expensive…

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

EL xxx
22nd November 2019

Very expensive…

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!!

member1343751
18th November 2019

Not very student budget friendly…

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.

member1043255
7th November 2019

Quite expensive…

quite expensive compare to cities I have lived in before

 

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Nights Out

Despite being a relatively small city compared to Bristol or London, Bath packs a punch when it comes to nights out. There is a range of clubs with something on nearly every night of the week, suiting nearly all musical tastes. Try Second Bridge, with 2 club rooms, bars and a heated terrace, Moles, a live music venue, or Po Na Na, a Moroccan-inspired club for rock, metal and indie lovers. University of Bath Students’ Union also run their own club nights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Public Transport 

Public transport is great although the city centre can get extremely busy with lots of traffic at peak hours.

By member643747 On 18th November 19

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Shopping

Bath has fantastic shopping, with a good mix of high street shops, designer outlets and smaller independent boutiques, and both indoor and outdoor markets. Centrally located in the city is the largest shopping centre, SouthGate Bath, which houses most of the well-known brands. Bath is also well-serviced by all the main supermarket chains, as well as Polish and Asian supermarkets.

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The Hideout

A cosy little stone-walled hideaway featuring whiskeys from around the world, a wide range of cocktails and the usual alcoholic beverages available. A friendly bunch.

 

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2. Sub 13

With plenty of nooks to down your favourite tipple with friends, Sub 13 is a cellar bar with a cosy courtyard in the historic Edgar Buildings in central Bath.

 

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3. The Dark Horse

A quirky, friendly nook of a bar serving a creative selection of cocktails and other drinks. Sink yourself into a large, leather Chesterfield sofa and enjoy their attentive service.

 

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Opium Bar

4. Opium Bar

Featuring eclectic, sumptuous spaces, Opium serves up a boutique vibe as well as a wide variety of cocktails and beers. It’s worth seeking out this little gem...

 

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5. Canary Gin Bar

Partial to a little gin? With a martini bar upstairs, the cosy main bar below serves up hundreds of gins and gin cocktails, including gins from their own distillery. Yum!

Top 10 Bath Accommodation

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Green Park House 5 /5

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#2
5 /5
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James House 5 /5

I love james house a lot. Firstly, the location is perfect and can meet with all kinds of needs. Secondly, the reception is helpful for collecting par...

#3
4.86 /5
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Polden 4.86 /5

I lived off campus so can't really say what on campus accommodation is like. But my off campus accommodation was great value with some really good peo...

#4
4.5 /5
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John Wood Building 4.5 /5

Halls was amazing! The location and friends I gained and still my friends to this day! The only slight issue was that it was very expensive for what w...

#5
4.43 /5
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Thornbank Gardens 4.43 /5

Staying in true Newcastle was just a great experience. I met so many students from all over the world and the accommodation manager was always there f...

#6
4.36 /5
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The Quads 4.36 /5

Super friendly with ensure bathrooms and social spaces...

#7
4.32 /5
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Clevelands Building 4.32 /5

It was very nice experience...

#8
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Woodland Court 4.17 /5

The best one with en suite rooms...

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Norwood House 4.12 /5

THE BEST accommodation on campus - no posh rich private school kids like you find in Quads. the lift does work after 11 if you press the down button i...

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4.02 /5
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Avon Studios 4.02 /5

Covid 19: I’m booking again for next year! This place has been super safe, staff send you weekly updates and check in if you isolate. Not one case of ...

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member753279
2nd January 2021

Bath is a historical...

Bath is a historical town but has modern sections. It is good for sightseeing, exploring but also shopping, eating and has clubs all within walking distance of the bus stop. read more

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member1253253
27th December 2020

Buses are a bit hit-or-miss...

Buses are a bit hit-or-miss but the town is fantastic and I never once felt bored of it in all my time there. read more

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member1152411
19th November 2020

Little bit quiet and...

Little bit quiet and very expensive but lovely read more

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member851019
8th September 2020

Bath is the 2nd most...

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. read more

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17th August 2020

Relatively speaking,...

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! read more

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member1349571
29th June 2020

u think the nights out...

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

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Meebs22
22nd May 2020

Lovely city. Big enough...

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

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member647548
27th April 2020

An amazing City, such...

An amazing City, such a great place to live read more

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member946197
29th February 2020

The physical characteristic...

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. read more

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member644662
7th January 2020

Stunning city however...

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

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member1244178
3rd December 2019

I love Bath, it’s has...

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

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member1344100
28th November 2019

Everything is perfect...

Everything is perfect in the city of bath read more

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EL xxx
22nd November 2019

Very expensive compared...

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!! read more

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millerS
22nd November 2019

Easy to get around. Nightlife’s...

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

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20th November 2019

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19th November 2019

Transport is well organised...

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

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member543780
19th November 2019

I’m French, I have to...

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. read more

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18th November 2019

The prices for living...

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. read more

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member643747
18th November 2019

One of the UK’s unsung...

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. read more

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member1243746
18th November 2019

Small yet beautiful town,...

Small yet beautiful town, life is cozy read more

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member1043255
7th November 2019

quite expensive compare...

quite expensive compare to cities I have lived in before read more

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member843252
7th November 2019

Peaceful, safe and small,...

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

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member442794
17th October 2019

Such a beautiful city,...

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

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member1011006
10th July 2015

Good bus services, always...

Good bus services, always something to do read more

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10th July 2015

Beautiful city, expensive...

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

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girlbehindthebook
10th July 2015

Lovely Town with so much...

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

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member410879
10th July 2015

Bath is an incredible...

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

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member810857
10th July 2015

Bit pricey but only if...

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

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member710816
10th July 2015

Great place for shopping...

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. read more

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member1210769
10th July 2015

Bath is amazing, beautiful...

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. read more

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10th July 2015

On the expensive side,...

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. read more

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member810756
10th July 2015

So many restaurants to...

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! read more

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member710427
6th July 2015

High cost of living....

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. read more

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member1210347
5th July 2015

Beautiful city with loads...

Beautiful city with loads to do read more

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member410089
4th July 2015

Nicest city in the UK!...

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

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23rd April 2015

Bath is a wonderful city,...

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

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member114355
23rd April 2015

EXPENSIVE - not a cheap...

EXPENSIVE - not a cheap place to live read more

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23rd April 2015

Quite expensive to live...

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. read more

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member52160
21st April 2015

Fabulous city, but very...

Fabulous city, but very expensive! read more

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