Mr Monkey scurried into Nº1 and toured the rooms. The house has been restored to appear as it might have done when it was being let by the season to well-off visitors to Bath, who would bring their own furniture and staff. Mr Monkey visited the dining room, the study, an upstairs drawing room, a bedroom and the kitchen. He was surprised to be told that originally the house didn't have a proper kitchen, as visitors were expected to help the economy of Bath by eating out.
Photography isn't allowed inside Nº1 Royal Crescent, so Mr Monkey is pictured here in front of photos from the souvenir guide.
You can read about the house at the Bath Preservation Trust website.
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