Instead of a predictable walking tour that only covers Bath’s history and top landmarks, this tour allows you to experience a completely different side of the city. Hear stories about crimes, corruption, and hidden sins of Bath that visitors don’t usually find out about. From thieves to gamblers to an infamous preacher—John Wesley, this tour provides humor, history, and sinful stories while walking between key sights such as the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.
Chance to hear secret stories about Bath that you might not uncover alone
Tour combines famous sights with insights into notorious crimes
No getting lost—explore the city on foot with a guide to navigate
Tick off a shortlist of interesting landmarks such as the Circus
Departure & Return
Abbey Churchyard, Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1, UK
Outside the front of Bath Abbey
This activity will end right where it started.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by The Bad of Bath
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Fun and great tour
Caitlin_J, Jun 2022
A really great tour and we had so much fun! An easy way to visit all the big sites of Bath and find out some fun things on the way, we really enjoyed our tour, thank you!
The "Bad of Bath" was a 10!
Steven_E, May 2022
Simon is the ultimate tour guide! He is animated and entertaining as well as chock full of known and heretofore unknown facts about Bath. He is a 10 !
Wish he was here withus in Paris.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Steven, thanks for the fabulous review. Just one thing, would it be ok to change your stars to five? I hope you enjoyed Paris. Many thanks Simon
S great way to spend two hours in Bath learning about its history
Linda_T, May 2022
We enjoyed a humorous 2-hour tour with Simon. He is very knowledgeable about the history of Bath and a very personable guide. He will even take your photo in from of the Royal Crescent!
Charming knowledgeable and engaging
Lynn_C, May 2022
Most memorable was the description of how the city evolved architecturally while walking from the location of the Roman baths up to the Crescent
Join the fun
Rodger_F, Apr 2022
Simon sooooooo brings Bath to life with stories, places and facts outlining facets of Georgian Bath one would never know about
Excellent guide, raconteur and font of knowledge. Highly recommended
mark_w, Apr 2022
A fabulous, fun and informative guided waking tour around Bath. One of the best walking tours we have done at home or abroad. We would recommend you take this tour, my wife loved it as some Brigerton facts were thrown in for good measure.
Isabel_S, Mar 2022
Very enjoyable tour, with great storytelling and history, very knowledgeable and engaging host!
Very good introduction to the city, and all the sights.
Hallie_S, Mar 2022
Simon was an incredible guide. He really made all the stories come to life. We had lots of extra questions and he was kind, patient and knowledgeable. He also gave us recommendations for what to do after the tour.
Funny & informative best walk in Bath!
Paul_T, Mar 2022
'Bad of Bath' was an absolutely fantastic and friendly walk, very interesting and funny, definitely would recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Definitely book, you won't regret it
James_K, Feb 2022
Fabulous! Completely gripping and informative tour. Our tour guide was friendly, lively, extremely knowledgeable, interactive and generally an all round Nice guy. The time just flew by yet we fit so much in. We won't spoil it for others but be prepared for some of the most amazing sights and interesting information about the beautiful City that is Bath. We cannot thank you enough for your knowledge and recommendations for local eateries.
The King/Clements group.
A Fun Wander Around Bath
Andrew_F, Feb 2022
My wife and I really enjoyed all the history of the Georgian era that was explained in a captivating way by our guide.
Fun-filled and informative
Jenny_F, Jan 2022
It was the first time in Bath for many of us and this tour was fun and informative, with lots of colour about the city’s sin-filled past as well as more general historical and architectural details. I’d definitely recommend it.
Fun and knowledgeable
Cassandra_C, Dec 2021
Simon was lovely and engaging. Lots of history of the city, fun stories and beautiful walk around. Highly recommend. We really enjoyed it.
Good humour and fascinating history
Julie_G, Nov 2021
A fun and interesting alternative history of Bath. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and made us laugh. It was the first thing we did when we arrived and it was a great way to find out about the city.
A very pleasant tour
Sally_S, Nov 2021
Simon was lovely and very knowledgeable about the history of bath. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Just the right length of time.
Fantastic and full of the dark side of Bath
Damian_C, Oct 2021
It was a great tour and included all about things in Bath that you want to hear rather than all the standard tourist bits. Simon was very knowledgeable and fun for everyone, clarifying things for the kids if they were not sure.
NIGEL_C, Oct 2021
Thus was a very enjoyable way to see the attractions of Bath - very entertaining and engaging.
You won't be disappointed.
Amusing tour to the back story of Bath
Susan_C, Oct 2021
Seeing and then getting excellent explanations of the development of Bath and it’s sights. Simon gave a humorous tour which was full of interesting back stories.
Great tour of Bath
Tracy_G, Oct 2021
Simon was a wonderful guide who brought life to the tour and we felt immersed in a time gone by full of vagabonds and vagrants!
Guide was informative and...
Lisa_K, Oct 2021
Guide was informative and chatty, even though it was just me on the walk, would do this walking tour again.