Celebrating the end of your degree in Bath this year? There are lots of ways to make your graduation day extra memorable in the city, whether you have in mind a get-together with course mates who’ve survived the journey with you or a special experience with family. Here are some ideas to inspire you…

Experience a Bath Hotel

You’ve done your time in student digs – why not spend your final hurrah in Bath somewhere a tad more luxurious? The city has everything from five-star spa hotels to quirky B&Bs ready to welcome you and your graduation guests. If your ceremony is midweek, you’ll benefit from cheaper room rates compared to what you’d usually pay for a weekend stay. Booking direct is another way to snag the best deal possible, as you often get perks like free breakfast or a better room for the same price you'd pay on accommodation platforms. 

Bedroom at The Royal Crescent Hotel
Image - The Royal Crescent Hotel

If you want to push the boat out, The Royal Crescent Hotel is offering a Graduation Vacation package. Enjoy a one-night stay in the utmost luxury with a bottle of Champagne upon arrival, a half-hour professional photo-shoot with your loved one(s), and two professional photos.

The independently run, boutique-style Brooks Guesthouse is another comfortable and stylish abode where you can rest up before or after the graduation excitement. They even offer graduates a free breakfast when your family stay there.

Poached eggs at Brooks Guesthouse in Bath
Image - Brooks Guesthouse

Enjoy Afternoon Tea

Celebrate with copious amounts of sandwiches, cake and tea (or prosecco, if you prefer) by booking an afternoon tea – a must if you’re yet to experience one in Bath. Pick a setting that suits your style, whether that’s the impressive Pump Room Restaurant; the charming and history-steeped Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House; or the flower-covered tearoom Sweet Little Things.

Afternoon tea with champagne at The Pump Room Restaurant
Image - The Pump Room Restaurant

How about an extra special al fresco dining experience? Book one of the outdoor dining domes at Plate at The Bird and arrive onto the terrace to pop a bottle of your favourite fizz. Book in for breakfast, a luxury lunch, afternoon tea or a fabulous feast of sharing plates for dinner. The domes can accommodate a maximum of eight guests and a minimum of four. 

Terrace at The Bird
Image - The Bird

Raise a Glass

Say ‘cheers’ to the end of an era at one of Bath’s excellent cocktail bars. We’re sure you have some favourites already, but if you’re thirsty for more inspiration, see our list of places to go for cocktails. How about drinks in a swanky Art Deco setting at The Ivy Bath Brasserie or soaking up the summery vibes at Bath on the Beach?

If you or any of your friends and family don’t partake in alcoholic tipples, countless bars do epic booze-free cocktails too. Check out our guide to alcohol-free drinks in Bath.

Cocktails at Bath on the Beach
Image - Bath on the Beach

Fun With Friends

If you fancy doing something out of the ordinary with your uni mates before you leave Bath, test your friendships in the escape room at Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein. The multi-sensory visitor attraction charts Shelley’s unconventional life and the lasting legacy of her infamous creation, with the escape room themed around Victor Frankenstein’s creepy attic quarters. Students save over 17% on entry to the museum, so make the most of it while you still can!

Mary Shelley head and gothic decor at House of Frankenstein
Image - Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

It's also your last chance to tick off our bucket list for Bath students. Let us know on Instagram or Twitter how many you’ve managed to do while you’ve been studying here.

Find more things to do with friends and family:


The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Spa Hotel
Master Suite

Experience Georgian grace and elegance in the centre of the world-famous Royal Crescent.

Brooks Guesthouse Bath
Guest House
Brooks Guesthouse Bath

Boutique guesthouse in the centre of Bath, serving award-winning breakfasts.

The Pump Room Restaurant
The Pump Room Restaurant

The Pump Room restaurant is open for morning coffee and afternoon tea daily.

Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House & Museum

Bath's oldest house, serving the famous Sally Lunn Bunn. Delivery available nationwide.

Sweet Little Things
Tea Room/Coffee Shop
Sweet Little Things

Independent tea room in the centre of Bath, serving brunch, lunch and afternoon tea.

The Ivy Bath Brasserie
The Ivy Bath Brasserie

The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining.

Bath on the Beach
Food and Drink
bath on the beach

Bath on the Beach is the perfect social spot to relax, challenge your friends over table tennis, or to feast on a pizza in a deck chair this summer!

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein
Shop at House of Frankenstein

Step into the world of Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation, Frankenstein.



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