Ladies on Tour do Bath.

Is this seat taken?

What do you get when 16 Shoreditch Sisters escape London for Bath? A bloody awesome weekend that’s what! A weekend of military precision organisation – really what else would you expect from the WI?

We had a jam packed weekend, kicking off in the world’s smallest and cosiest pub The Bell Inn on Friday night with drinks.

Saturday started with a free tour of Bath organised by the Mayor ( just to clarify the mayor of bath didn’t personally organise the tour!) after a frosty start our tour guide warmed to us when she realised we weren’t a bunch of rabble rousers.
A tour of the Jane Austen museum was obviously on the cards, with the history of Jane and the rest of the Austen Clan. Possibly the best bit was the end where the Sisters got to run a mock in the dressing up box. Should I ever find myself magically transported back to 1817 I have my fan sign language down!

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The evening was rounded off by a brilliant dinner at a cheeky little Italian place called Martini that did excellent cocktails. But the night wasn’t finished yet, oh no. These sisters like to dance. With the additional hour danced away at The Nest a random and cosy club it was pretty much the best Saturday ever.

Rachel’s loving her cocktail!

Phew if your exhausted after that, Sunday was the perfect blend of relaxing and eating. We visited Bath’s legendary Spa complete with roof top pool. Having learnt our lesson the previous day (at the walking tour), we denied all knowledge of each other in the queue to get in (no groups allowed). 3 hours of relaxation later and we were ready for some food. Like a boss, our tour organiser arranged only the fanciest afternoon tea at a Bea’s Vintage Tea Room complete with our own room and millions of cakes, it was a feast. There was quite the debate about the correct order of cream and jam placement on a scone, but luckily no fights broke out.

Thanks to our excellent President for organising a WI worthy trip.

Jodie’s travel agency comes highly recommended. Five star service!

Blog post by Jen Lane on behalf of Shoreditch Sisters WI

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Shoreditch Sisters WI

Founded in 2007, we are a WI for women in and around London. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 52 - 54 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8RT at 7pm. Membership is available all year around - joining in Jan-31st March is £41 for the entire year, April-30th June £30.75 for three quarters of the year, July- 30 Sept £20.50 of half a year, and Oct-Dec £10.25. We meet 11 times a year plus extra monthly sub-groups. Non-members are welcome to most meetings for £5.