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Tea at the Pump Room

The Monday after the ball, we enjoyed a lazy morning before taking afternoon tea at the pump room in costume, followed by a stroll around Bath.  Because I took so many pictures I’m going to break it up into two separate posts. First up, tea and the Roman Baths!

We started our day with a late lunch at the Pump Room. If you are a Jane Austen fan, its a must to visit, whether you just take a walk through or you stay for tea. The interior is lovely and if you ignore the tourists you can almost imagine yourself steping back in time. The restaurant still has much of its orginal decor, including the kings fountain where you can still try the famous Bath spa water, just like a Georgian lady would have done! I know I sound like a travel advertisment, but its hard to avoid when you talk about such an iconic place.

My lovely tea and apartment compainions, Megan and Katherine.

I contemplated taking the waters but I just couldnt do it. Bath tap water was as much as I could stomach.

After our lunch we explored the rest of the building, stopping to take a few photos in one of my favorite spots, at little balcony overlooking part of the Roman Baths.

I was obviously very excited to be there.

Tea was lovely but it wasn’t as magical as the ball – it’s hard to immerse yourself when you are the only ones in costume surrounded by a room full of tourists – but standing on the balcony looking down on the Roman Baths was one of the coolest moments I’ve ever had in costume. I could imagine actually stepping back in time and I still can’t believe I got to do that.

An accurate representation of our costume outing.

Posted: 4/25/2017 2:36:37 PM by Aubry | with comments
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