Mr Monkey scampered into the Assembly Rooms, and went up the main corridor into the Octagon. When the Rooms were opened in 1771 the Octagon was used by cardplayers (except on on Sundays); in 1777 a new room, just for cardplaying, was added and the Octagon was used for meeting and music. The portrait of Captain William Wade, the First Master of Ceremonies at the Upper Rooms, was painted by Gainsborough as a present for the Rooms. Mr Monkey popped into the Card Room, which is now a cafe, for a fortifying snack.
You can read about the Assmebly Rooms at the Bath Venues website and at the National Trust website.
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