My Bath: Midge Ure . . . We're privileged to live in beautiful Bath
Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, who lives on the outskirts of Bath, takes part in the Chronicle’s weekly My Bath feature
What's your favourite part of Bath?
All of it. We are extremely privileged to live in this beautiful city. I travel up and down the country playing music and it's only when you experience other towns and cities that you start to appreciate what we have on our own doorsteps.
Where's the best place to eat?
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Too many to mention but Hudsons for steak and quite possibly the best burger you have ever had, and Salathai on Pierrepont Street, where the food is excellent. We try to go with the family every week, and the family who run it are fantastic people.
What's the best view in the city?
The view from the open air pool at the spa is wonderful. There are no high buildings in the city centre so you get a fabulous Mary Poppins style view of the roof tops, especially at dusk as the lights start to come on.
What would your perfect day in Bath entail?
Lunch with the family at Salathai and, for me, a visit to the vintage and rare guitar shop to drool over these very sought after objects of desire. For a guitarist anyway!
What's your favourite shop?
Jamie's Deli has just opened which has a great array of breads and Italian antipasti, but for old style Bath shopping, you can't beat Jollys, especially in the run up to Christmas.
What is one thing about Bath would you change?
I find it hard to believe we don't use the riverside more than we do in Bath. Every city and town with a river running through it has cool bars, shops and restaurants lining the banks but Bath seems to miss out on this. I don't understand why. With the number of visitors we get to the city we need to make the most of our beautiful setting so dinner looking over Pulteney Bridge would add something special for us all.
â Midge is just finishing a long European tour with Ultravox promoting their new album Brilliant and is also putting the finishing touches to his autobiography If I Was, which is coming out as an e-book very soon.
â Next week: Annette Dolan, who runs Bath Aqua Glass.