Oh, Larkhall, we’re totally besotted with you. And here’s why….


In brief

Located to the north-east of the city centre (like Widcombe, you can walk in, on the FLAT!), with easy access to the motorway, Larkhall was once described by The Times as a ‘trendy urban village’! It’s home to independent shops, a deli (arguably our favourite in the entire city), cafes, pubs, a theatre, a village hall with a wonderful programme of events, 2 schools with growing reputations (St Saviour’s Infants & Juniors and St Mark’s secondary school), and beautiful views of the famous Solsbury Hill.


Things to do

Go shopping! You’ve got some absolute gems to choose from, including Leak for gorgeous gifts & homeware and Mercy in Action for fab pre-loved bits.

Goodies Delicatessen, Larkhall Butchers, Larkhall Farm Shop

It’s also a brilliant place to shop for local food & ingredients, with the wonderful Goodies Deli, Larkhall Butchers & Larkhall Farm Shop.

Eat out! Or take away! Ma Cuisine‘s french bistro & supper clubs are a huge hit with us, as are their delicious, heart-warming frozen meals. Yum!

Get a new ‘do at the highly-recommended Vanessa Meyers hairdressers!

New Oriel Hall

Join in with the amazing programme of events at New Oriel Hall. Classes range from pilates to choir to dance, with absolutely loads of classes aimed at children. It’s also a brilliant and very reasonably-priced party venue!

Immerse yourself in culture at The Rondo Theatre, ‘the South-West’s most welcoming and adventurous fringe theatre’.


The kids will love

Beaufort Bookshop, Crockadoodledo, Alice Park

Lego workshops at The Beaufort Bookshop.

Painting their own pottery at Crockodoodledo.

Playing at Alice Park (just a short walk from Larkhall). We love it for it’s massive sandpit, brilliant little Alice Park Cafe, mini cycle track and general gorgeousness.

Football lessons with Larkhall Athletic FC.


Grown ups will love

Nights out at The Rose and Crown. We love their quiz nights!

Hilarious fun & games at the annual Larkhall Festival, held every year in May.

Soaking up some local art during Larkhall Open Studios, with Bath Artist Printmakers playing an integral part.


Have we covered everything? Let us know if there are any Larkhall top tips that we should add to the list! And please tag us (#kidsofbath) in any pics you take while you’re there!