A couple of weekends ago, Me, Moon and a few of our friends took ourselves to Bath for the Christmas Market. A much more stressful affair than our first visit the same time last year, Bath was crammed full of shoppers eager for Black Friday deals – in hindsight the combination of the Christmas Market’s opening weekend and the hysteria that seemed to surround the Black Friday, it might not have been our brightest idea, at least, it wasn’t ever going to make for the nicest shopping experience ever.
Last year we wandered through at a pretty relaxed pace, but this year we were hardly able to see half of the market due to the sheer volume of people and we spent more time looking around the actual shops. With that being said, Bath has a fantastic selection of shops and a great mixture of both independent and typica; highstreer. I don’t know why this was the first time I’ve been back since last Christmas, it’s really so close by it deserves a bit more attention.
We stopped for lunch at a great Italian place called Aio after going to the usual chain places and discovering that despite having lots of seats available, a lot of places were an hour or so wait (I’m mainly looking at you, Carluccio’s!) – Aio was delicious, I’m stilling dreaming of this mushroom lasagne…! ♥
Elsie Belle had managed to bag pretty much the same spot as the previous year, I’m always coveting something of theirs, always good to have a nosey.
These ‘Drink More Gin’ coaster decorations from The Bath Gin Company were super cute but already sold out by the time we arrived…
Unfortunately the Christmas market did kind of make everyone in our party a little stressed out and it wasn’t exactly the perfect environment for catching up but Bath is still a beautiful city and I’d still pick it for another day out, just maybe not (ever) in the throws of mental Christmas shopping mayhem.