So you are traveling to a UK city and you have been given a parking permit by your host. What to do with it? Where to park? How to use the parking permit might be some of the questions you ask yourself.
This article will help you to understand how to use visitor parking permits. Please note that visitor parking permits might differ from one city to another, however, the overarching logic should still apply. In this article, I will talk about parking permits in Bath City. This city is one of the busiest tourist cities in the UK and it is known for its expensive parking fees and limited parking spaces.
So the visitor parking permits will look like the image above.
And depending on the zone it mentions in your permit you should be able to park your car.
Where can you park in Bath with your Central Zone Parking Permit?!
Now, let’s discuss where exactly you can park your car. Where are the actual parking bays you can use your parking permit? The answer is you can park on street parking bays designed as “Residents Only” parking bays. You will be able to see such a sign next to the parking bays in close proximity to your holiday home. You will be able to find the nearest parking bays using this link.
If your holiday home is next to Abbey in Bath city, which is very central location, then the closest parking bays you can park your car are as follows
1.Henry Street – Bath, BA1 1JT
7 parking spaces
0 disabled spaces
2.South Parade – Bath, BA2 4AB
18 parking spaces
0 disabled spaces
Your visitor parking permit can be used in parking bays which specifies “Residents Parking Only” or “Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm” or some other similar language.
If your holiday home is in Queen Square or Monmouth Street, then there are the parking bays you can use with your Visitor Parking Permit.
Top 10 Cafes To Enjoy your first cup of coffee or tea or go for breakfast in Bath City.
It is important to visit Bath city and experience an enjoyable cup of tea or coffee with cake or scone. It is the collection of those small experiences that make our memories about our trip unforgettable. When you come to visit Bath city it is important to enhance your experience with amazing food and coffees and cakes. Hence, I am writing today about the best places to have a cuppa in Bath so your experience of Bath city is unforgettable.
My experience of a new city starts with a lovely cup of a tea and a warm croissant or scone with jam and from that cup of tea or coffee I start the experience of the town. Understanding importance of your experience I don’t take the selection of coffee shops lightly. I research before going to new place the best cafes in that town. There are so many amazing coffee shops that choosing only top 10 is very difficult.
Being a big fan of a hot cup of tea, it is getting more and more challenging to find a place with a great cup of tea. When it comes to a lovely brewed hot cup of tea, Rosarios is far ahead of any café I have visited in Bath. It serves a loose tea in a pot of tea with tea strainer the tea is the best brewed tea you can find in Bath city center. Rosarios is not only famous for its best quality tea but also for its selection of cakes and unique pastries that you wont find anyone else. It also offers breakfast and vegetarian options and get this, they are only one of the few places which can offer you half portion of breakfast. It is so rare to find in Bath city centre half size breakfast.
2. Mokoko Coffee and Bakery
Let’s be fair towards the coffee lovers. The best coffees are much competitive to choose from. At the end of the day there are more people ordering coffees than tea. Mokoko Coffee and Bakery is great place to have your first cup of coffee in Bath. There is a great attention to detail, many different milks to choose from and the coffee does taste rich and smooth. Not only that Mokoko Cofee comes with great selection of salads, coffees, pasties. It is mostly vegetarian food but it is delicious. You will find a good range of comfy chairs to sit and enjoy your coffee. If you are here and you love chocolate taste you should try Mokoko’s Mocha which is an absolute delight!
3. Bath Bun
This beautiful place is located very close to Sally Lunn’s Building. We went for a afternoon tea and their sandwich platter to share. Their pot of tea was good size and sandwiches and scones were very tasty. What enhances your experience is the feel of the tea room, the staff wear aprons and call you “madam” and “sir” which makes you feel a little bit of the past tea experiences. I think it is a very good place to visit if you are visiting Bath
4. Café Luka
This is very contemporary café so you will find experience here very different from the Bath Bun’s place. But for many years in a row it served best breakfast in Bath city. It changed it slightly since Covid lockdown but it is pretty decent. The experience is enhanced with the interior design shop, the place itself is well designed and it makes you feel at ease. The staff is very attentive and nice. The food selection is wide, you can have a salad, cake, coffees or a meal. It has it all for every visitor
Green Bird Café
Well this spot is absolutely great. We have placed it lower on the list not due to its quality of coffee but due to its location. Of all the coffee shops maybe this one is a little out and challenging to find, where all else are right in the main street. But don’t be fooled with its location because it is absolutely popular place. It has a unique menu with really amazing food and it is absolutely popular café in Bath. It is popular for its food, coffee, cakes and everything they do is quality food.
6. The Colombian Company
This small spot is surprisingly great for their hot chocolate, coffees and cakes. As the name suggestst The Colombian Company, its coffees and chocolates are from Colombia. This is a small coffee shop opposite to the M&S foodhall and it has a beautiful selection of coffees. It has interesting distinct taste to it and if you love a hot chocolate, you should try The Colombian hot chocolate and you won’t regret your decision. What is not so great about this coffee shop is that it doesn’t have good comfy chairs which is a big minus for me. However, if you are on the go wanting to grab a coffee definitely give their coffee a try!
7. Green Rocket Café
This is a vegan café and they do really impressive cup of coffee and amazing cakes. The staff is very attentive and you will be surprised how busy this café is.
The Café Nero in Bath opposite HMV is a great place to visit. They do really good coffee but not only that they have a great selection of sandwiches and cakes and crossaints. I think it is all round a very good place to visit. The sofas are very comfortable, once you register for internet in Café Nero in any city it will recognise you in another which is so convenient.
9.Boston Tea Party
This little place in the Kingsmead square is beautiful and well situated. It has a great feel to it, great staff, great coffee and cakes and bakeries. It is perfect way to sit hav a cup of coffee and observe a busy life of Bath city. There is so much happening around you but at the same time you can enjoy your solitude and forget the busy life by observing a massive tree in the middle of the square. Lovely spot!
10. Soho Coffee
I cannot NOT mention this coffee house. It is the quality of coffee and service and the comfy chairs. I would feel the list is not complete without this lovely coffee spot. I must mention they do amazing baked potatoes with beans and cheese. It is the best baked potatoes in Bath. It is located perfectly for your visit in Bath city center it is right in the middle of it. So you can start you walk through city and then come to this coffee house and after a break continue your lovely tour.
The list will not be complete without this great place. The only thing you would need to go to the third floor to visit this café as it is located inside the M&S. However once you take the effort of going through the entire shop to their café area, they will delight you. With great cofees, cakes, salads, sandwiches and many many more options. Coffee and cakes are really good and taste delicious.