Bath After 5 & Purple Flag


The BID promotes Bath as far more than a 9 – 5 city. Much can be found to see and do in the early evening and beyond – from extended retail hours, evening spa packages, bar and restaurant deals and longer Museum opening times.

Whether it’s people looking for post work activities, somewhere to celebrate, filling pre-theatre hours or considering something to do before the evening activities start.

For staying visitors, of which Bath has nearly one million each year, this again will make it easy to access later opening times, special offers and events.


Just as a Blue Flag is an indicator of a good beach and a Green Flag indicates that a park is well cared for,  Purple Flag is an indicator of where to go for a good night out.

Achieving  Purple Flag shows that a town’s night-time economy offers clean and safe environments, great bars and clubs, a variety of arts and cultural attractions and excellent transport links.

Working in partnership this scheme helps change the negative stereotypes often associated with the evening economy.

Bath was one of the first Cities in the UK to be awarded a purple flag and we continue to invest in measures which make the city attractive at night.

One of the reasons for the city’s success in the Purple Flag scheme is the excellent work that takes place through our Night Watch scheme.  Licensed premises, BID Night Marshals, BID Taxi Marshals, CCTV, Street Pastors and the Police are connected by a digital radio network so that they can all keep in touch and jointly manage the evening economy.