Bath Student Guide

Posted at: 11:11 am,  09/02/2016


Bath is located in Somerset, with its most recent population census coming in at 88,859. Also one of the UK’s many spa towns. As of 1987 the city became a World Heritage Site and had been recognised ever since and is one of the most recent UK additions.


The culture of Bath has long been appreciated owing to its links to the Roman Empire; however, it also has some museums too! Some of the most prevalent of which are the Fashion Museum (See more – Study a Fashion degree), American Museum in Bath, Museum of East Asian Art and the Roman Baths themselves.

There are also open top bus tours that are run throughout the city on double-decker buses, useful if you’re looking to scope the place out.

There are cinemas in the local area too; the most well-known one is the local Odeon which features some fairly good reviews from locals and has a wide selection of films, although if you’re looking for independent cinema, we recommend looking at the local film club.

There’s also quite the roster of people that have come from Bath too, including Alison Goldfrapp, Jane Austen, Ken Loach, Roy Ascott and Jonathan Lynn.


Bath’s nightlife is certainly worth looking at especially if you’re looking for a good night out, or maybe you’re just looking for a chilled night out with your friends, there’s something for everyone. The University of Bath is in the top 10 for the best universities for nightlife!

Sub 13 Bar is one such place. Whether it be a full meal that you’re looking for or even if you’re just looking for a drink with your friends, Sub 13 is the place for you.

If you’re looking for a night befitting that of a rapper, then The Earl is the place for you, whether it be a bottle of Grey Goose or just a night out with some cool music this place is definitely for you!


The Bath International Music Festival is held every year and includes everything from Jazz to Classical Music all the way through to World Music. For the culture vultures, there’s also the Bath Literature Festival as well which is also held every year.


There is a Park & Ride system that is in full effect in the city; there is no airport (You’ll have to go to the neighbouring Bristol to go abroad). There is a Bath Spa Railway Station which always comes in handy too.

Second Bridge Bridge (Nightclub)

Second Bridge, a popular club with students, the nightclub is underground and is split into 2 different rooms. Monday night is their student night, drinks will be cheaper than that they would be on the weekend.

Bath Comedy Festival

The comedy festival has a mixture of the well-known comedians as well as the up and coming comedians. There is a variety of stand-ups, sketches, magic tours and much more. Every year the event grows, the 2017 event will last over 2 weeks!


The markets in Bath can be a great day out with friends. Depending on what time of year it is, the markets will change accordingly. It has a variety of marketing selling; drink, food, gifts and much more. The Christmas markets (pictured) are the most popular markets and run all the way through December.