Octagon Chapel Bath – Update

This chapel was the first subscription chapel in England. William Herchell was organist there and his sister was in the choir. It is one of he most beautiful Georgian buildngs in Bath, but when the Royal Photographic Society moved out it struggled to find new purpose, especially after the main street entrance was sold for a separate shop. Various plans were made for it to become an art space and for years it played a role in the annual Fringe Festival. But it has now become a lobster restaurant.

Whilst it is sad it cannot be used for community/arts purposes, this ensures its survival and the conversion has been well done. As a vegetarian I cannot recommend the food, but the staff are very friendly, so if you want to eat there or just take in the place, I’m sure they won’t mind – as long as you avoid busy times of course.

Here’s a few pics of the new space:


oct entr

oct gallery

oct hallway

oct lob tank

oct metalwork

oct str entr

octagon skylight

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