Did you know that Canaletto, most famous for his paintings of Venice, lived in England and painted here too? I discovered this fact at Bath’s wonderful art museum, the Holburne, the other day. It was fascinating to see the Thames painted in Canaletto’s unique style. This exhibition will be on until 4th October. The entrance to the museum is free, with a small charge for the featured exhibitions.



River Thames with St Paul’s Cathedral by Canaletto


There is also an elegant, glass-walled cafe/restaurant to enjoy a coffee or light meal while contemplating the magnificent art you have just viewed.

For guests staying at The Henry for the weekend of 24th – 26th July, there will be a series of special events at the Holburne, including a Venetian Mask drop-in workshop, free concerts and foodie treats. Not to be missed!


Holburne museum