for swimming in all seasons, given the stable water temperature of around 34°C. Being up there after sunset is a magical experience, perhaps with a cocktail in hand.
Founded by the designer, collector and historian Doris Langley Moore, who donated her private collection of clothes, and housed in the Assembly Rooms, Bath's most magnificent Georgian building, the Fashion Museum has more than one hundred thousand garments, from the 16th century to today. Fashion and costume history lovers will go crazy about the clothes, gloves, fans, shoes and various accessories. Like at the Jane Austen Centre, there is the possibility of renting vintage clothes for some shots at the height of kitsch. Audio guides are available in 12 languages.
The Circus and the Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent is perhaps the greatest architectural attraction of Bath. It is a grandiose crescent-shaped residential complex, designed by John Wood the Younger, in the mid-18th century. It seems that the unique shape was designed for wind protectionof the Circus, another impressive complex this time in a circular shape, designed by his father, John Wood the Elder.
At number 1 of Royal Crescent, there is a very peculiar museum that reconstructs a Victorian apartment, with original Chippendale furniture.
Vintage to Vogue
28 Milsom Street
To bath in the glory of those chic times, it is necessary to cross the threshold of this little shop dedicated to twenties and thirties clothing. The costume designers of the famous TV series Downton Abbey have made a lot of clothes here. Major brands (Dior, Chanel, Ossie Clark, Gieves and Hawkes, Church's, Crombie, Lock and Co), but also handcrafted pieces, especially shoes hand-made by English shoemakers.
Author : The Slowear Journal