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

Please arrive at 9.30am on your first morning for registration (no earlier, please). On following days, classes will start at 10.00am. Finishing times are 4.30-5.00pm each day.

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. You can double check lists for 2019 workshops here:

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 new 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!


Extra events for 2019

You don’t have to be attending our classes to come along. We’d love the chance to meet and you can learn about our classes for next summer too.

An early Evening Fashion Show, with Blue


Suzanne & Chloe, the fashion gurus from Blue, are very sorry to say that they will have to postpone this event. (They hope to team up with Summer School again in 2020.) In the meantime, their delicious collections are very well worth a visit.

Textiles Fair at The American Museum & Gardens

Saturday 17th August, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

The American Museum & Gardens will be host to a mix of textiles, making materials, and made items both vintage and modern. This year will also feature maker demonstrations throughout the day.

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