Bath is renowned for its packed festival calendar, independent shops and iconic attractions and offers a lifestyle to rival the UK’s big cities.
A calendar of popular events includes major festivals dedicated to literature, music, film and comedy. There are also events celebrating fashion (Bath In Fashion) and also food (The Great Bath Feast), as well as one dedicated to the first lady of Bath Jane Austen.
The city’s five leading theatres – Theatre Royal, Ustinov Studio, the Egg, the Rondo Theatre, and the Mission Theatre – attract world-renowned companies and directors, and together host a lively and incredibly varied programme of events.
Bath Abbey provides the largest concert venue in the city, staging many organ recitals and concerts every year, including Monkton's own carol service each Christmas.
The Forum, a 1,700-seat Art Deco venue which started off life as a cinema, hosts regular gigs and shows and in recent years has attracted an audience of over 1000 from the Monkton Community for our House Music Festival.
Bath has long been a city bursting with independent artisans, business owners and makers, who make shopping and dining truly special. From hands-on experiences to marvellous markets, there are plenty of wonderful independent activities and events to discover.
Add to all of this the Roman Baths dating back to AD43, architectural masterpieces like the Royal Crescent and the Circus, the Jane Austen Centre, a variety of museums and galleries and the city's proximity to nearby sites such as Lacock and Stonehenge and you start to understand how Bath blends the historical with cosmopolitan and that you will never be short of something to do.