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Living in Bath

Bath is one of England's most beautiful places to live.  It is unique, with its hot springs, the Roman Baths, a splendid Abbey and Georgian architecture. 

The city has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues.  It is a major tourism centre and attracts over 1 million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year.  There are two universities and several schools and colleges. There is a large service sector, a growing information and communication technologies and creative industries, providing employment for the population of Bath and the surrounding area.

Bath is a relatively small city, so if you choose to live outside of the City centre, you can still enjoy the benefits of easy access into the centre and well served surround suburbs.  This website offers information about the student areas in Bath.  To find out more click on the area profiles listed.

Useful Information

Moving to a new place is exciting, but can be daunting too. We want you to settle in and become part of the community in Bath. To make things easier this website has information on things you will need to consider when moving into your new home.

Finding Accommodation

For all the information about where to look for accommodation including top tips on what to look for when house hunting visit our Housing advice pages.

Council Tax

As a full time student living in a student household, you are not liable to pay Council Tax. However you must be able to prove that you are a full time student. Council Tax information for students.

Medical Advice

Both Universities have access to medical services for registered students. Please click on the links below:

University Of Bath Medical Centre

Bath Spa University Medical Services

You may also find these links useful when looking for a local dentist, GP or pharmacy.

Search for a GP

Search for a Dentist

Search for a Pharmacy


Travelling around the city and between the universities is easy using either First or Uni Connect. 

Click to see a Map of the bus routes in Bath.

Information on time tables and tickets:



If you do bring a car you will need to check if you need a parking permit on the road you live on.Find out more about the Council's parking permit scheme on the Council Web pages. Both Univerisities also require cars to have a permit to park on campus. Click on the links below to find out more.

University of Bath Parking

Bath Spa University Parking

You can find advice on pedestrian safety in the Highway Code. This will be particulary useful if you are new to living or visiting the UK.


There is easy access to a variety of shops in Bath. There are a host of Independent shops as well as high street chains. There is a market at the Guildhall in the City Centre, and a regular Artisan Market and Farmers Market at Green Park Station. There are also several supermarkets in Bath.


Discovery Card

Residents in Bath can apply for  a Discovery Card, which gives them free entry to Council run museums including the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum. It also makes you eligable for discounts and offers at lots of other places. 


Bath and North East Somerset Council

Avon Fire and Rescue

Avon and Somerset Police







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