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    Bath Aqua Glass Shop: Glassblowing in Aquae Sulis

    by Bunsch Written Sep 10, 2015

    Bath's Latin name, "Aquae Sulis," is the inspiration behind Bath Aqua glass, which is made by adding copper oxide to molten glass to produce a color close to that of the hot springs in the Roman baths. This shop has a wonderful selection of handblown glass items (and also provides demonstrations) in both the traditional aqua, as well as Bristol Blue and Ruby, colored with 14 carat gold. There is art glass, a stained glass studio, and jewelry.

    Open seven days per week. Glassblowing demonstrations are given Monday through Friday at 11:15 AM and 2:15 PM, and on Saturday at 2:15, at the studio which is roughly a ten minute walk from the main shop. Admission to the demonstrations is 4.50 pounds per adult, 3 pounds for children, students, or seniors.

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    Rostra Gallery: A lovely gallery with quirky stuff

    by Bunsch Written Sep 8, 2015

    You know how it is...you've gone someplace, and you've walked up and down the streets gawking at architecture, people and shops, and you're thinking: I'm glad I came, but I am so tired, and really nothing is completely unique and I wonder if I should have vegged out on a beach instead of looking for culture. Well, that was pretty much where I was when I happened upon the Rostra Gallery. Luckily, I'd just had a really killer dinner at Aio, more or less across the street, which gave me a second wind, just enough to poke my nose into the door. And that was sufficient for me to instantly find a couple of artists' offerings that I LOVED. Rostra specialilzes in affordable contemporary UK art, both local and national, and also features exhibitions of particularly notable artists. I wound up making notes about the people I wanted to collect when my ship comes in: Jane Davies' mosaics, Rebecca Coles' paper works, and David Rhys Jones' ceramics were amongst my favorites.

    Very friendly folk, Brian and Connie Herring. The gallery has been around for nearly a decade, so likely it'll be going strong for your visit. Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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    City of Bath Souvenir Shops: Souvenir Shops in Bath

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2015

    Being a Major Tourist Area, The City of Bath has many Souvenir Stores of which you can find many of them facing the area in front of the entrance of the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey and also around the peripheral streets of it as well, plus a whole slew of retail shops, coffee houses, pasrty shops, restaurants and other commercial stores.

    The souvenir stores sell anything touristy like you typical bath paraphernalis such as Fridge Magnets, Shot Glass, Post Cards, Posters, Baseball Caps, Shirts, Sweaters, Cashmere, Books, Keychains, local arts and local foods and a lot more.

    most shops are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: all the touristy items you can think off and even local arts and local foodstuffs as well

    What to pay: most stores have fixed prices for their souvenir items however, they give you discounts of you buy three items or more of the same stuff (like 3 keychains or more)

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    Book Store and Souvenir Shop of Bath Abbey: Bath Abbey Souvenir and Book Store

    by machomikemd Written Aug 25, 2015

    Just Beside the Roman Bath is the Equally Famous Bath Abbey, the former Roman Catholic Benedictine Monastery that was transformed into an Anglican Parish Church in the Reformation Period and was built into a of Perpendicular Gothic architecture, which was popular during the Middle Ages. The Bath Abbey is cruciform in design and has a nave, which has five bays and a large tower and can sit up to 1,200 worshippers.

    The Bath Abbey also has a Small Bookshop and Souvenir Store Rolled into one, located at the Side Entrance on the Right Side if you are facing the front of the church where you can buy various books and posters and even religious items from the church and also typical souvenir items such as post cards, fridge magnets, shot glasses, shirts, small bells, keychains and other souvenir items as well.

    It is located just beside the Roman Baths and the Day Trips to Bath from London may include the entrance to Bath Abbey or not (if the entrance is not included, you can pay 3 GBP per person

    OPENING TIMES

    Monday - Saturday

    2 January to 27 March 2015 10:00 - 16:30

    28 March to 31 October 2015 10:00 - 17:30

    2 November to 31 December 2015 10:00 - 16:30

    What to buy: mostly books and pamplets and even Anglicamn Bibles and religious stuffs and typical tourist souvenir items as well.

    What to pay: depends on what you buy

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    Bath Christmas Market: November and December

    by grayfo Updated Apr 13, 2015

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    Bath's Christmas Market offers a wide range of original crafts and goods by independent retailers, trading from European-style, wooden Christmas chalets. Baths Christmas lights, the enticing smell of mulled wine and pine needles, all make for an enchanting atmosphere, along with a lively program of street entertainment.

    Annually, usually from around third week in November to the second week in December.
    Monday to Wednesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Admission: Free

    November 2012

    What to buy: Over 150 traditional wooden chalets adorn the Georgian streets and square selling unique, handmade and unusual gifts, cards, decorations, and locally produced food and drink.

    What to pay: Various

    �� www.heatheronhertravels.com

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    Primark to Boots: Shopping in Bath

    by cleocat Written Feb 4, 2015

    Bath has some amazing shops. It's not as crowded as London's shop and there are various small exclusive shops. Whenever I go to Bath I have to spend some time in Primark and Boots. I have more time, are more relaxed and you don't have to fight your way through thousands of shoppers as in Oxford Street.

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    The Antique Map Shop, Ltd.: The place to go for maps!

    by Bunsch Written Apr 16, 2014

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    Now here's a shop that combines several wonderful dimensions. First, it is on the Pulteney Bridge (think Rialto, if you're unfamiliar with the PB). Second, it has a proprietor, David Gardner, who knows his stock intimately, and can immediately find that 17th century map of the Welsh county from which your ancestors emigrated. Third, it contains a large number of beautiful maps (antiques and prints from 1540 to around 1910), and can be shipped FREE and safely to your home. What more could you ask for?

    What to buy: Maps and sea charts, obviously, but there are also prints on offer. The maps are not only of various UK sites, but also US and Canadian venues (as well as more foreign parts).

    Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Sundays and bank-holidays, 11am-5pm.

    What to pay: Obviously, these are antiques and they are not inexpensive. Price depends upon age, size, quality, etc. The ones which I was interested in ran around 200 GBP.

    Exterior shot of Map Shop (website photo) 1588 British isles map (website photo)
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    Paxton and Whitfield: Best Address In Town!!

    by johngayton Written Sep 28, 2009

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    Paxton and Whitfield are a small but prestigous cheesemongers with shops in London, Stratford-on-Avon and here in Bath. Here quality is very much the watchword and the company only deals with artisanal cheesemakers here in the UK and on the continent.

    With its Royal Warrants, dating back to Queen Victoria, the shops might be thought to pander excusively to the rich but here in Bath you'll get a friendly welcome from the knowledgeable staff who'll be as happy to sort you a pre-purchase nibble when looking for something for your picnic sandwiches as they are to supply a cheeseboard for a banquet.

    Yep, nice shop, great smelly atmosphere and above all a wonderful address!!!

    What to buy: Cheese!

    What to pay: Not the cheapest in town but definitely the best!

    Shop Frontage Street Sign!
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    Guildhall Market: The Long Shortcut!

    by johngayton Written Sep 28, 2009

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    If you want the shortest route between the Grand Parade to the High Street (or vice versa) you can pop through the Guildhall Market. This may be the shortest distance but the distractions of the eclectic mix of market stalls will mean it becomes a much longer trip timewise.

    There's stalls for us foodies, including a really good Delicatessen, a second-hand bookseller/buyer who is great for part-exchanging your read holiday reading, a couple of useful electrical, hardwear and haberdashery stalls, a reasonably priced little cafe where you can have a city centre Bath Bun for the half the price of those at the more touristy cafes, and several other interesting little stalls.

    Well worth taking your time in this little shortcut.

    Grand Parade Entrance
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    Walcot Street: Where To Find The Offbeat Shops

    by johngayton Written Sep 28, 2009

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    Bath's city centre has some great shops, ranging from the individual specialists such as Paxton and Whitfield Cheesemongers to branches of most major High Street chains. For a different shopping experience though follow Walcot Street out of the centre towards London Road.

    Here you'll find all sorts of interesting little alternative shops and services. There's junk shops and antiques, computer specialists (sales and repairs), second-hand clothes and books, designer furniture and hand-crafted pottery and much more. Thrown-in are a sprinkle of fast food takeaways, a couple of restaurants and the Bell pub.

    Lively little street and well worth a wander.

    Where It Starts To Get Interesting!
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    Touch of Glass: Want some Figurines

    by jusdenise93 Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    Figurine galore, from regualar figurines to swarovski crystals art, to teddy bears to necklaces. This it the gift shop for those who wants to take home something elegant.

    The store is really close to Bath Abbey and Roman Baths, just a few minutes away.
    It's worth a checking out.

    What to buy: I don't know. I didn't buy anything here, I'm neither a neckace girl nor am i a figurine girl. Although I do love swarovski, it's just expensive. :)

    What to pay: From 15 pounds to 200 pounds. They sell really expensive figurines.

    At the Entrance

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    Putleney Bridge Gifts: Ultimate Souvenir Shop

    by jusdenise93 Written Jul 19, 2009

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    Gives you a reason to visit Pulteney Bridge!

    Make a stop and buy some souvenirs, or toys, etc.

    What to buy: I don't know, here take a pick out of the list.

    Here are some of the stuff they sell on the store.

    Keyrings, Fridge Magnets
    Lighters, Playing Cards
    Erasers, Pens
    Bookmarks, Combs
    Snow domes, Mouse mats,
    China, Badges/Pins,
    Postcards, Teddies,
    Mugs, Shot Glasses,
    Money Boxes, Jigsaw Puzzles,
    Resin Scenes, Resin Figures,
    Flags, Scale Models,
    Hats, T-Shirts,
    Bags, S-shirts,
    Wallets, Boxer Shorts
    Luggage Tags, Socks,
    Cameras, Film & Batteries, and Umbrellas

    What to pay: 5 to 100 pounds, depends how much of a spender you are.

    China Souvenirs Dolls

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  • Ocean Pearl: Shopping at the Podium

    by myholiday Written Mar 14, 2008

    Wherever you are shopping in Bath, the Ocean Pearl is the perfect place for a spot of lunch. This is an excellent Chinese restaurant, at the top of the Podium Shopping Centre, and has large windows overlooking the river and Pulteney Bridge. It has a huge buffet of Chinese food and you can eat as much as you like. There are plenty of good shops close by, like Habitat, Gap, and Waitrose.

    What to pay: Around £7 at lunchtime for an adult, much more in the evening

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    Old Fashioned Pharmacy

    by suvanki Updated Nov 28, 2007

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    An old traditional style pharmacists shop.
    The window is packed full of goods from a byegone age. Cut throat razors and sharpening strips, badger shaving brushes, bristle hair brushes, colognes, soaps etc.

    The shop is run by a friendly Indian family.

    Inside, the shop is crammed full of toiletries and pharmaceuticals.
    The shelving and cupboards are traditional, with glass apothacary jars etc.

    Old fashioned colognes and bath products are prominant, with a some more modern familiar names.

    What to buy: Traditional shaving products
    Good Quality brushes
    Old English colognes/eau de toilettes etc.
    Quality soaps

    What to pay: From a pound upwards!

    Pharmacy shop, Bath
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    Hamstead Bazaar: Designer clothing etc

    by suvanki Updated Nov 28, 2007

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    Well, I only pressed my nose upto the window, and would have loved to have ventured inside. My visa card was twitching, but my sensible head was imagining the letters my bank manager would have taken delight in sending me!!!!

    Some lovely clothes and accessories in the window. Also lots of press cuttings/photos of celebreties wearing clothes from this shop. Apparently its a favourite retail therapy post for Dame Judy Dench, who buys a few outfits whenever she's in the vicinity. Their leather belts are also regularly featured in the glossies, worn by Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss etc.
    Besides clothes and belts, there are some great necklets etc.

    What to buy: Designer clothing
    Accessories
    Costume Jewellery

    What to pay: Pheewww..should imagine quite a lot!

    Hamstead Bazaar, Bath
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