Useful info

Useful information

We have gathered together some useful information below on where to stay, places to eat in Bath, and maps to help you find the summer school venue and make the most of your time in Bath.

Our Venue – Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute

The Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution (BRLSI) is conveniently situated in Bath within easy reach of shops, restaurants and places to stay: 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN


Charlotte Street car park (BA1 2NE) is a five-minute walk away from our venue. If you are local to Bath, there are three Park & Ride services to bring you into the centre of the city.

Workshop times

We open at 10am on the first morning for registration. We are keen to get everyone settled in as soon as possible but please avoid being early if you possibly can. We don't want to sound unwelcoming but we only have access to the classrooms on the morning of the class and have a lot to set up. (And obviously we want to appear calm and collected by the time we meet you!)

On following days, classes will also start at 10.00am. Finishing times are around 4.00-4.30pm each day at the tutor's discretion.

What to bring to class

You will receive a list of specific equipment when you make your balance payment. Please check that this email has reached you. 

Places to stay

There are many lovely places to stay in Bath – here are a few that have been recommended to us by previous visitors:

There is a Premier Inn and the Apex Hotel which are both a five-minute walk from the BRLSI

For other options try Visitbath

Where to eat

At your workshop there will be delicious biscuits and homemade cakes throughout the day. Coffee and tea are also on tap but we do not provide lunch. 

We'd like to share our personal recommendations for lunch and evening meal options:

For light lunches try The Fine Cheese Company in Walcot Street – lovely deli and super sandwiches or salads!

Click for a taste of what you can enjoy on your visit to Bath