There are many places to shop in Bath and with the development of a large new shopping area it has become even bigger, but here are a few of our picks.
The Guildhall Market is one of the oldest shopping venues in Bath, having operated since at least the sixteenth-century. With its easily-recognisable dome, part of the market was originally beneath floor-level and the windows of many of these vaults are still. Today, Aranais Health and Bodycare, Bath Humbug Shop, Funtastic! fancy dress and party shop, Gillards tea and coffee specialists, M&K Hardware, Nibbles cheese shop, Parkers Bakery and Fruit ‘n’ Veg, Sew ‘n’ Sew haberdashery and the Guildhall Delicatessens are a few of the varied shops within the market.
A delightful toy shop for the under five’s, My Small World stocks a range of wooden and soft toys for babies and young children, including Haba Toys, Moulin Roty, Djeco and Brio. Now in the new Southgate Shopping Centre.
Opened in 1831, Jolly's is Bath’s oldest department store and famed for its arched doorway and peacocks, which can still be seen today, as well as the Queen Mary fitting room, named after Queen Mary who in 1943 appointed the store to supply silk. Now well-known for its brands and luxurious items, Jollys is part of the House of Fraser group and sells everything from beauty products to fashion and home accessories.
Opened in 1952, The Silver Shop of Bath is a small, family-owned, independent shop selling a variety of beautiful silver gifts and jewellery, including christening gifts and silver charms.
A stylish and exclusive arcade featuring fine dining and boutique shopping. Shops include Ted Baker, Anemone, Cath Kidston, Image, Liquid Glass and Phase Eight, whilst restaurants are Jamie’s Italian, Yo! Sushi, Parisien Café and Restaurant, Côte Brasserie and Solo Pizza.
National Amateur Gardening Show
(Fri 31st Aug, 2018)
The National Amateur Gardening Show features garden displays, a feast of flowers, fruit and vegetables, TV celebrities and top gardening experts.
Bath Christmas Market
(Thu 22nd Nov, 2018)
Bath's unique outdoor Christmas Market for the very best of seasonal shopping, fine food, family fun and excellent entertainment enhanced by Bath's stylish and spectacular Christmas lights.
Bath Film Festival
(Thu 13th Dec, 2018)
The Bath Film Festival is a celebration of great cinema, with screenings and events taking place at a range of venues across Bath. These include the Little Theatre Cinema, The Rondo Theatre, Chapel Arts Centre, The Michael Tippet centre and the University Hall of Bath University.