Are you planning a visit to the beautiful city of Bath this June? Or perhaps you have a special occasion – an anniversary or a birthday – to celebrate? Then take a look at what’s on in Bath in June 2019.
The Bath Fringe
If you’re in Bath before Sunday, the 9th June, check out the Bath Fringe. It’s a festival of all the arts “with few rules as to what should be in or out – it’s what people want to do, and what venues in Bath want to put on.”
Depending on when you’re reading this, you may just be in time to catch the tail-end flurry of activities. Check out what’s on and take your pick.
Ladies Day at the Bath Racecourse
Ladies Day at the Bath Racecourse is on Saturday, 15th June. One of the most important dates on the Bath social calendar, it’s a day where horseracing and style converge. “The one day of the season when the fashion is as important as the racing, stylish outfits, and beautiful headwear.”
This year you get to enjoy live music from The Revue Showband and Jukebox Duo. And of course, you’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to food and drinks!
The University of Bath Undergraduate Open Day
If you or your children are thinking about studying in Bath, don’t miss the University of Bath Undergraduate Open Day, which is taking place on Saturday, 22nd of June. It’s a great opportunity to find out about their courses, attend talks, and tour their campus. And, of course, you get to meet staff and students alike.
Visit the Theatre Royal Bath
If you’re into theatre and up for watching a funny, heart-warming comedy, the show Educating Rita starring Stephen Tompkinson and Jessica Johnson is on between the 3rd and 8th of June. This hilarious comedy won the Olivier Award when it was produced in the West End. It has also since been adapted into the multi-award-winning film starring Julie Walters and Michael Caine. One worth checking out.
Visit the Museum of Bath Architecture
When it comes to museums, you’re spoilt for choice in Bath. The Museum of Bath Architecture, together with three others, is part of the Bath Preservation Trust. Located at the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, is well worth a visit if you want to explore the rich architectural history of Bath and its transformation from a provincial town into a world-famous Georgian city.
If you’re into both architecture and photography, then you won’t want to miss this exhibition, which is on until the 23rd of June. The Museum of Bath Architecture is “exploring the intrinsic link between Architecture and Photography and the way in which people engage in the built environment through photos.”
Visit the museum in the first three weeks of June, and you’ll be able to see the competition winners and runners-up photos from the Architectural Photographer of the Year 2018. The photo exhibition is free with standard admission to the museum.
You can also purchase a 48-hour combined ticket that gives you access to all four Bath Preservation Trust museums, which include:
- Number 1 Royal Crescent.
- Hershel Museum of Astronomy.
- Beckford’s Tower and Museum.
- Museum of Bath Architecture.
Visit Number 1 Royal Crescent
The museum hosts three events in the month of June:
- The exhibition Image Control, which explores “how the Georgians manipulated and curated images to convey certain messages of lifestyle and character.” It started in April 2019 and will be available to the public until January 2020.
- On Friday the 7th June, the museum will stay open until 9 pm and offer ticket-holders hands-on activities, including a fantastic treasure hunt.
- And if you visit on Saturday 29th of June, you’ll be able to see servants in costume bringing the house to 18th-century life.
Visit Beckford’s Tower and Museum
Check out the exhibition Pictures and Postcards: Beckford’s Souvenirs, which started back in March this year and runs until October 2019. The exhibition “explores how William Beckford captured his travels at a time before the invention of photography, and how others have recorded their visits to his tower in Bath.”
And if you’re in the area on June, 25th you can go and join the Beckford Book Group to discuss Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier.
If you’re in Bath for the Summer Solstice on Friday 21st of June (solstice will occur at 10.08 GMT), don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and take part in daytime astronomy between 10 am and 2 pm. Supported by the Bath Astronomers, the initiative is free for all museum ticket-holders.
While you’re at the museum check out the exhibition called Invisible Light: William Herschel and Infrared, which explores the history of the infrared radiation discovery.
Afternoon Tea at the Brigit’s Bakery in Bath
Does all this sightseeing make you hungry? Then come and join us at the B Bakery in Bath. Walk along Pulteney Bridge on a sunny June afternoon (or any other day of the year!), and you can’t miss the relaxing sanctuary of our Brigit’s Bakery.
Head over to this post: B Bakery’s Tea Room in Bath to find out more about our beautiful tea room, which features a fabulous terrace overlooking the River Avon. As well as our signature Afternoon Tea with a French twist, or (as we like to call it), L’Afternoon Tea. We have both a breakfast and a lunch menu available.
And if you know you’re going to be out and about for the day, you can even grab a picnic to take away.
Afternoon Tea Bath Boat Tour
If you’re looking for an exclusive experience and a unique way to spend an afternoon this summer, join us for a B Bakery Afternoon Tea Boat Tour. Our Victorian electric launch, the Lady Lena, carpeted and fully upholstered, is available for private parties of up to 10 people. It makes it the perfect solution for those intimate celebrations with loved ones – birthdays, anniversaries, hen parties, baby showers, and anything else in between.
The 2-hour boat tour departs from Bathampton, heading either west to Bath or East to Bradford, or Bath Top Lock. You get to cruise down the Kennet and Avon Canals taking in some of Bath’s best culture, landmarks, and history. Our fabulous B Bakery Afternoon Tea is served on-board with an array of tasty, homemade sandwiches and delicious cakes, scones, and pastries. You can also choose to have a bubbly Afternoon Tea with either Prosecco or Champagne to make the occasion extra special.
Please note that we take bookings with minimum 2-week notice, and prices start from £500. To enquire about booking, fill in this form or call us at 0122 596 2288, and we’ll be happy to help.