From antiques to high heels, shoppers will find a dazzling array of everything they’re looking for when they visit Bath. The city is home to some of the most unique shopping venues in the country, so you’ll experience a perfect day out while you wander between its many stores. Here’s a quick overview of what’s on offer.
Find Antiques on Walcot Street
Just walking around Bath feels like slipping into an earlier time in Britain’s history, with stunning Georgian architecture at every corner and lone reminders of Roman rule. So, it should come as no surprise to learn that the city is a mecca for antique hunters, and the best place to find such stores is Walcot Street. There are antique and bric-a-brac shops aplenty.
Find Boutique Clothing on Broad Street
Shopping in Bath is about a lot more than finding heirlooms and antiques. There are a stunning range of boutique clothing stores dotted around the city, but Broad Street is probably the best place to start. The Black and White Shop (at number 21) is particularly special.
Find an Indoor Market at Bath Guildhall
Visiting the Bath Guildhall from Monday through to Saturday means stumbling upon one of the country’s most impressive indoor markets. Authentic Victorian surroundings play host to plenty of vintage stores, including traditional sweet shops, haberdasheries, delis, and tea and coffee specialists. You can easily find yourself spending the day there.
Find Locally-Sourced Delicacies at Bath Farmers’ Market
Housed in a former Victorian railway station, the Bath Farmer’s Market is one of the oldest of its kind in the UK, and you shouldn’t look anywhere else for locally-sourced produce. Local game, pork pies, cheeses, juices, and even home-made dog treats are just some of the bites that you’ll find here between 9am and 1.30pm each Saturday.
Find High Street Favourites at SouthGate
SouthGate is a brand-new open-air shopping centre that is home to over 50 shops and 6 restaurants. Unlike modern megamalls, SouthGate’s faux Georgian style gives modern outlets a touch of class from times gone by. Stores include Topshop, Apple, River Island, Urban Outfitters, Superdry, and Laura Ashley.