Dining outside the Pump Rooms while watching street performers

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Pump Room


The centre of this grand 19th-century room is filled with tables from the Pump Room Restaurant, but there's also an ornate spa fountain from which Bath's famous hot springs flow. Ask staff for a (free) glass; the water tastes of minerals and is startlingly warm at an impressive 38°C (100°F).

The Pump Room is in the same complex as the Roman Baths, but is free to enter.

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