The Bridgerton impact
Bridgerton has occupied many of my evenings. Living in Bath I have great fun spotting the various local historic Regency buildings. Do come and see which you of its Georgian features you can find. Another aspect of the Jane Austen era… Bridgerton brings it all to life yet again.
Stroll by iconic locations
My daily walk around the city always takes in the Royal Crescent and I pass by No.1 Royal Crescent aka. the family home of the Featheringtons’ now a Museum house where you can see the upstairs and the downstairs. The Museum reopens in May.
If like me you are a fervent follower of the Duke of Hastings you must visit the Holburne Museum aka Lady Danbury’s House, where he first appears on screen. You can compare the Gainsborough heroes and see unique collection of constantly changing artefacts and displays. Lovely cafe there too. Don’t forget to visit Sydney Gardens, one of the oldest pleasure gardens in England, now undergoing total renovation. This was much favoured by Jane Austen.
And then there are the Assembly Rooms the home of the sophisticated ball scenes of Bridgerton and the historic social centre for Bath, used even today for many balls and dances and the home to Bath Fashion Museum.
Unwind in Regency opulence
Then you simply cannot miss afternoon tea at Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House (do try their famous Cinnamon Buns or the glamorous Pump Room just next to Bath Abbey for a traditional but lavish affair often with a quartet of renowned musicians.
And then you can retire to Tucking Mill a range of luxury self-catering cottages within a 15 min drive of the city centre, away from the bustle of the city and unwind, dreaming of the Regency area in rural bliss. And the next series…..