All you need to know about Bath

Bath is a historic city located in Somerset and founded in the first century by the Romans. The city, now a World Heritage Site, is known for and named after its natural hot springs which were used as a thermal spa by the Romans. Tourism is by far the biggest industry in Bath, with the city being a wellbeing destination since 1AD. The baths are incredibly popular today, with the ancient Roman Baths regularly visited and the modern Thermae Spa offering the perfect place for rest and recuperation. In the Middle Ages, Bath became an important hub for the wool industry, before evolving into an elegant spa town under the reign of King George III in the 18th century. Bath became celebrated in literature and art. In modern times, Bath is a popular destination for business travellers, owing to its proximity to Bristol. The region is at the core of the Southwest Aerospace Cluster, whilst being an innovative energy hub. Start planning your business trip to Somerset by browsing our range of serviced apartments in Bath.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN BATH?

Having booked your SilverDoor serviced apartment, it is time to prepare for your trip to Bath. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your business trip to the historic city.

 

Transport in Bath

The nearest airport is Bristol Airport which is located 15 miles from Bath. Cardiff International Airport is situated 42 miles from the city, with Heathrow the nearest London airport with trains connecting to bath. Bath is reachable by rail from central London in around 1 hour 25 minutes from London Paddington. The city of Bath is rather compact so getting around on foot is by far the best option when staying in one of our serviced apartments in Bath.

Weather in Bath

Bath has a standard British climate, with warm summers and wet, cold and windy winters. As is the case when visiting any destination in the United Kingdom, it’s always best to bring a rain jacket just in case!

 

Sights in Bath

No business trip to Bath is complete without taking time to visit the city’s world famous Roman Baths. Attracting visitors for two Millennia, the iconic Roman Baths are the ultimate attraction in the city. Visitors can step into history, whilst being able to sip the water which the Romans believe had healing powers. Thermae Bath Spa provides a modern bathing experience which is unmissable when staying in the city. Guests can bathe in water flowing from the same three hot springs that supply the Roman Baths. In addition to bathing venues, the city of Bath is home to a stunning blend of Georgian and Gothic architecture. Bath Abbey, The Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge are incredible landmarks worth exploring. 

 

 

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BATH

-          -   Novelist Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th Century.

-          -   Bath is a movie hotspot, with Inspector Morse (1997), Les Miserables (2003) and The Duchess (2007) all filmed in the city.

-          -   German born William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus from his home on New King Street in 1971.

-          -   The Royal Crescent is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the U.K.

-          -   Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor to Bath, having stayed at the city’s oldest pub, The Saracens Head.

-          -   The Penny Black, the first stamped letter in the world, was mailed from Bath on 2nd May 1840.

 

 

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Our serviced apartments in Bath are established with the business traveller in mind. At SilverDoor, we understand that business travellers have a busy schedule, which is why we fit check in times around you. Our business accommodation in Bath is modern, spacious and fully furnished with kitchen facilities. Located within walking distance of the Roman Baths, our corporate apartments offer a unique flexibility that is rarely an option in the standard hotel. Firstly, our clients can select how often they would like their apartment to be serviced. This flexibility allows for fewer intrusions, which is aimed at making you feel comfortable and at home during your stay. Secondly, our corporate accommodation in Bath is equipped with cooking facilities which gives our corporate clients the flexibility of opting to eat out in the city or cook at home. This versatility can often make serviced apartments more affordable than the typical hotel. Moreover, the longer you stay, the lower the VAT, reducing the cost of your stay. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in Bath is roughly twice the size of a standard hotel room. Not only does this give you more room to relax, the extra space provides our clients with the option of entertaining guests or conducting meetings in the living space.

 

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN BATH WITH SILVERDOOR?

Opting to stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment brings a number of advantages to business travellers. With over 20 years in the business accommodation sector, at SilverDoor we know exactly what makes a business trip run smoothly. We understand that business travellers can have differing needs, which is why our expert booking agents strive to find the best corporate accommodation for your stay. With a vast experience in the industry, our booking agents have the ambition to ensure that every client is entirely satisfied with the quality of their accommodation and the level of service received. Having a solid knowledge of our apartments in Bath, we always aim to offer the best accommodation in the city. We are always looking to expand our portfolio of top quality serviced apartments in Bath.