Kōrero: Kiwis overseas

Babington’s Tea Rooms, Rome

Babington’s Tea Rooms, Rome

Isabel Cargill, the granddaughter of Captain William Cargill of Dunedin, went to England in the 1890s and met a Miss Babington. They went to Rome and opened Babington’s Tea Rooms. Isabel married an Italian in 1902. In 1910 Isabel’s sister, Annie, joined her and opened a hotel called Hotel Londra Cargill, the name of which still exists. Babington’s Tea Rooms proved to be a successful venture, and in 1996 it moved to these larger premises, next to the Spanish Steps, in the heart of Rome.

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Photograph by Sam Hutching

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Carl Walrond, 'Kiwis overseas - A nation of migrants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/3948/babingtons-tea-rooms-rome (accessed 20 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 17 Sep 2014