Nightlife in Bath is often as genteel as the Roman ruins and Georgian architecture the city is famous for. Undoubtedly a beautiful place to see during the daytime, by night the city takes on a new character as locals and tourists flood the ambient streets to hop between bars, restaurants and other twilight attractions.

    In this article, we will take a look at the best things to do at night in Bath, from heading to the city’s premier comedy venue to a romantic sunset spa session.


    Tour the Roman Baths by torchlight

    A romantic glimpse into Bath’s past

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    During the summer months, the Roman Baths opens its doors until 10 pm. Under the gentle glow of torchlight, the baths take on a magical ambience as visitors find themselves transported back 2,000 years to the days of ancient Rome.

    With a bar serving prosecco, champagne and more, visitors to the baths can grab a drink and explore the ancient site along with the many examples of art and artefacts that await within. Taking a tour of the Roman baths by torchlight is an unmissable experience for those seeking history and romance in one of Britain’s best-preserved Roman cities.

    Location: Roman Baths, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LZ, UK

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm (open until 10 pm in summer)

    Phone: +44 (0)1225 477 785


    Dinner and drinks on George Street

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    George Street is renowned as Bath’s premier area for nightlife, and by far the liveliest strip in the old city Packed with shoppers during the day, once evening arrives George Street attracts hungry locals and tourists looking to enjoy a wide range of cuisines. 

    Heading to George Street for dinner and drinks is a quintessential Bath experience. One of the very best restaurants here is Clayton’s Kitchen, which takes a seasonal British fine-dining approach to food within a classically styled 4-storey townhouse. When twilight arrives, the many wine bars that give George Street its lively charm begin to fill up. Those in the know head for Sub 13, a stylish cellar bar serving classic and original cocktails in opulent surrounds.

    Location: George Street, Bath BA2 2EE, UK


    Watch music and comedy at Bath Komedia

    Live entertainment most nights of the week

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    Bath Komedia is the premier destination for live music and comedy in the old city. Since 2008, the club has been housed in the beautiful former Beau Nash picture house, a Grade 1 listed building. Catching a show at this theatre is a real treat for the senses, and the Georgian architecture will long remain etched in the memory.

    Regular shows at Bath Komedia include Krater Comedy Club on Saturdays and the bi-monthly Ministry of Burlesque’s Twisted Cabaret. Be sure to book ahead – events at this club are extremely popular year-round.

    Location: Bath Komedia, 22-23 Westgate St, Bath, BA1 1EP, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1225 489 070


    Enjoy a sunset spa

    Rooftop bathing in restorative water

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    Thermae Bath Spa is Britain’s original natural thermal bath spa situated at the heart of Bath’s ancient centre. One of the premier offerings at this top attraction is the Twilight Package, which allows you to experience the natural thermal spa during sunset. 

    The package includes the use of its indoor Minerva Bath, Wellness Suite and open-air Rooftop Pool, as well as a delicious meal and drink at the spa restaurant. Watching the sky change colour over Bath’s historic skyline is a memorable experience, which is why the Twilight Package has proven so popular with locals and tourists alike. It is advised to book well in advance for this experience, especially on weekends and doubly so during summer.

    Location: The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath St, Bath, BA1 1SJ, UK

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1225 331 234


    photo by Heather Cowper (CC BY 2.0) modified


    Century Casino Bath

    Try not to lose all your travel cash

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    Century Casino is Bath’s finest gambling establishment, offering slot machines, electronic games and classic table games across 3 floors. There's also a plush cocktail lounge with a balcony overlooking the old city. 

    Situated right in the heart of Bath amid some of the city’s very best hotels and restaurants, the casino offers a slice of Vegas in the middle of the West Country. Century Casino is home to a luxurious private function room that is ideal for both private events and parties of all types.

    Location: Century Casino Bath, Saw Cl, Bath BA11EY, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1225 308 990

    James Connolly | Guest Writer

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