Best Bath tours from London

Take a tour from London to Bath to discover a city with a fascinating heritage and some of the UK’s most beautiful architecture.
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A green tree hangs over the river Avon next to a bridge in Bath.
The enchanting city of Bath. © Unsplash/James Shaw

Days out to Bath from London

Venture to the elegant city of Bath and uncover centuries of history, cultural gems and a buzzing food and drink scene.

Where is Bath and how can I get there from London?

Bath is in the English county of Somerset, in southwestern England, about 97 miles (156km) west of London. You can travel there in around three hours by road, or one hour and 20 minutes by train from Paddington to Bath Spa. You can also visit Bath as part of a day trip from London.

What can I do in Bath?

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first city in the UK to be declared as such, Bath holds many historical and cultural treasures perfect for couples, families and solo travellers who can enjoy a memorable day out or a short break within easy reach of London. 

The Roman Baths

An impressive bathing and socialising complex where people of Roman times would unwind, the Roman Baths are where the city’s reputation as a wellness destination began. While you're in the city, take a dip in the natural thermal hot springs at the Thermae Bath Spa – a modern-day equivalent to the ancient way of relaxing in the Roman Baths. 

A woman wearing a white top and blue jeans leans against a pillar as she sits beside the green water of the roman baths in bath.

Explore the town

Wander the cobbled streets, exploring Bath's many fine boutique shops, independent cafes and restaurants. Stop in at museums and galleries, from impressive artefacts at the Fashion Museum Bath and inspiring works from local artists at the Victoria Art Gallery, to a multi-sensory immersive experience at Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein*.

Marvel at the beautiful Georgian architecture including the iconic “Sun and Moon” structures. This includes the Royal Crescent, a sweeping terraced building that was home to many famous figures throughout time; and the majestic Circus, a historic ring of townhouses with emblems of serpents, acorns and nautical symbols.

A sweeping Georgian building in the shape of a crescent in bath.

Books and films

Bath has been the setting for many iconic period films and TV shows over the years, including The Duchess starring Keira Knightley, popular BBC drama Poldark and Netflix drama Bridgerton. Fans of the Netflix hit can book a Bridgerton Tour and Bath City Highlights experience to discover filming locations and secrets from the show.

Bath is also known for its ties to famous author Jane Austen, being one of her greatest influences for her beloved novels. Uncover locations that inspired the books in a city that she once called home and visit the Jane Austen Centre to catch a glimpse into Regency life.

What are the best day trips and tours to Bath?

Below are several tours and day trips from London that showcase the best of Bath, along with multiple other destinations that are worth ticking off your bucket list.

Day trip to Bath by Rail with entry to Roman Baths and Hop-on hop-off tour

The city of Bath. © Unsplash/Cajeo Zhang
Board the train from London Paddington to the historic city of Bath. First, visit the Roman Baths, before exploring the city with the hop-on-hop-off City Tour, which takes in 37 stops at key locations. It's then time for The Skyline Tour, where a guide shares the city's rich history as you venture around lesser-known areas. Choose your pre-booked departure time back to London for maximum flexibility – trains run every 30 minutes until 10pm.

Hop-on hop-off Bath bus tour

View of Bath from the river Avon. © Unsplash/Toby Osborn
Get the most out of your day trip to Bath with a Hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy two different routes as you uncover major landmarks and hidden gems. The City Tour drops you at major attractions such as the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. The Skyline Tour takes you to the other side of the river Avon with a local guide, as you learn about Bath's history from a new perspective. 

Stonehenge and Bath tour

Stonehenge. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.
Combine two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day trip from London with a tour of Stonehenge and Bath. Discover the secrets of the stone monoliths at Stonehenge, followed by a walking tour through the beautiful city of Bath. Here, you can also explore the ancient Roman Baths (optional) that have given the city its reputation as a wellness destination. Duration: 10 hours, 30 minutes
Prices from £79.00 Book now

Windsor Castle and Roman Baths day trip from London

Windsor Castle and grounds. Photo by Zaymuel on Unsplash.
The largest occupied castle in the world and host to many royal events, there is much to be uncovered at Windsor Castle. Next, venture to the pretty spa town of Bath, ticking off the Roman Baths and much of its incredible architecture including the Royal Crescent and the Circus. Duration: 12 hours
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Windsor Castle, Bath and Stonehenge coach tour

Windsor Castle. ©Peter Packer/Royal Collection Trust/His Majesty King Charles III 2023.
Discover royal treasures within the walls of impressive Windsor Castle, uncover the true meaning behind the mysterious Stonehenge, and delve into the rich history of Bath and its many wonderful landmarks on this action-packed day trip from London. In Bath, you'll also have a chance to explore the Roman Baths and sip from the healing waters in the Pump Room. Duration: 12 hours
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Private viewing of Stonehenge Inner Circle and Bath walking tour with dinner

See the Stone Circle at Stonehenge on a day trip from London.
Experience Stonehenge like never before, with a private viewing of its Inner Stone Circle, before exploring Bath on a walking tour. This exciting day trip package also includes a delicious two-course meal in Bath and return coach travel from London. Duration: 12 hours
Prices from £169.00 Book now