Best Locations for Student Accommodation:
- Oldfield Park
- City Centre
- Lower Weston
- Walcot Street
- Bear Flat
Transport links around Bath are excellent. There are regular buses that run from the university into the city centre or you could take a 30-minute stroll and walk into Bath but best to get the bus back to the uni as the 3 mile distance is all up hill.
Parking and Permit Information:
Parking Permits are needed for those that choose to live relatively close to the centre but make sure you check as permits are also needed in areas such as Lower Weston which are quite a wayout from the city centre. However, in areas such as Oldfield Park most houses have parking outside in a public street.
Living in Bath:
The Roman City of Bath is renowned for its beauty, with stunning architecture including the Royal Crescent and Pultney Bridge. Although, it is quite a small Heritage City it has endless opportunities around the city including the Thermal Bath Spa, shopping, museums and galleries, the racecourse and of course a number of bars and clubs located all around the city for nights out.
The University of Bath is accredited for being one of the top Universities in the Country for excellence in Sport. There are a number of high-class facilities including the founder’s complex, The Sports training village, The Sulis Sports Club and The Human Performance Centre. Team Bath is a well-known football team made up from students from the University. The Student’s Union Sports Association has 49 sports clubs, so the prospects to get involved in a team and keep fit and healthy is a common aim of most students at Bath.
The campus has a number of restaurants and places to eat and a short bus ride will take you into the town centre for a good selection of interesting eating places. The University has it’s own nightclub on campus called Elements which hosts a range of experiences for students including karaoke, comedy and club nights.
Although Bath is a relatively small town there is a number of excellent social venues in the heart of The City. Students tend to gravitate towards the same areas on the various students nights throughout the week. On Mondays Blue Rooms is a popular nightclub located at the top of the town on Roman Road. Other good nights are cocoloco at The Bluerooms and Thirsty Thursdays in Po Na Na’s. Some of the more well visited bars are Slug and Lettuce and Revolutions with other clubs including Second Bridge, Moles and The Weir Lounge. If you are into real ale its got to be worth visiting The Salamander or Green Street Tavern.
The new development of the South Gate Centre at the bottom of the city centre has meant that Bath’s shopping has become more extensive with a range of new popular stores, for example All Saints. However, shopping in Bath is spread all across the city centre from Milsom Street to the South Gate Centre. Secondly, due to the history and culture of Bath you will find that because of the amount of tourists in the city the quality of the shops is hard to beat with a number of boutique and independent stores located down all the cobbled side streets. Its such a diverse interesting city that even your parents wont mind coming to visit.