The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honour to impart to you: Days Out are officially spilling the locations of Bridgerton’s (and the equally delightful Queen Charlotte) most magnificent filming locations. I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion. This author has been reliably informed that several of these glorious spots located all around the British Isles are available to book on the most virtuous Days Out.
So, gentle reader, step into a world of regency glamour and read on to discover all of the most glorious Bridgerton filming locations.
Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown
Ahhh the Bridgerton home, probably the most beautiful spot of them all. The Wysteria-clad mansion (which is said to be on Grosvenor Square in Mayfair) is actually Ranger’s House in Greenwich, Southeast London. At the time Bridgerton was set (1813), the Georgian-style villa was occupied by King George III’s sister, Princess Augusta. And the good news is that the residence is now run by English Heritage and can be visited from just £11 - expect to see a world-class art collection including sculptures and ornate jewellery.
Used in the second season Hatfield House was used as the interior of the Bridgeton’s London residence. According to Tatler many parts of the huge estate where used in various scenes of the show. Other iconic films and TV shows filmed here include The Crown & The Favourite.
Featuring as Lady Danbury’s estate, Holburne Museum is found in the historic city of Bath, Somerset. This one’s perfect for you history lovers out there – the residence, founded by its namesake (Sir Thomas William Holburne) is filled with gems. The collection, which is open to public view, includes over 10,000 objects (enough to keep you busy for a good while), collected over the past 200-years – think porcelain and silver to books and Roman coins.
Wondering where the Featherington’s home is set? Look no further than Bath’s Royal Crescent. The row of 30 Grade I-listed terraced houses is known as one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the UK and makes for the perfect Bridgerton day out. If you fancy checking out the history of the area, head to the Museum of Georgian Life at No.1 Royal Crescent. What else is there you ask? There’s also public housing as well as The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa – a five-star, luxury escape.
You’ll recognise the interior of this Baroque stately home in York – the entrance hall and grounds of the estate were shot as Simon and Daphne’s fictional home, Clyvedon Castle. Fun fact, this stunning residence with its crowning dome and symmetrical wings, took over 100 years to complete – and with all the stunning detailing, it’s not hard to see why. Nature lovers will love exploring this Bridgerton filming location, the parklands surrounding the home are grand with lakes, fountains and even temples to see. You can even head out on a tour of the castle too.
You’ll recognise the interior of this epic theatre from multiple scenes in season one. The Theatre Royal Brighton, a Grade II-listed building, is a great example of Regency architecture and is the perfect fit for Bridgerton. If you fancy amping up the fun? Head to one of the theatres eclectic productions that’ve been on since 1807. Oh, and the theatre hosts backstage tours every Saturday morning during the summer – perfect for drama fans.
You’ll recognise this building from a couple of different parts of Bridgerton – in season one you’ll know it as the Inn that Simon and Daphne stay in after their wedding, but you’ll also recognise it as Lord and lady Danbury’s home before they received their title in Queen Charlotte. Located just 30-miles west of London, the house dates back to 1440 and can be visited on specific open days or even private appointments for a fancier experience. Oh, and you can even stay in Gale Cottage Airbnb on the estate
It’s no secret that the wealthy families of ‘the ton’ spend a considerable amount of time in parks and gardens during the series and that’s what you’ll find at this stunning Bridgerton filming location – which is actually used as Primrose Hill in the show. This one makes for a great Insta spot too – imagine all those pics on the curved bridges and next to serpentine lake. Oh, and you can visit the park’s Crystal Grotto and check out the Painshill Vineyard.
This royal stunner is the former home of Henry VIII and plays the role of Queen Charlotte’s St James’s Palace in seasons one and two of Bridgerton – it's one of our fav Bridgerton filming locations to visit. And if you’re looking for specifics, check out the exterior (used for establishing shots of the Queen’s residence) and for you season two lovers, head to the Great Staircase, whose walls and ceiling are covered with Renaissance paintings, make quite the appearance too. We can’t fail to mention that Hampton Court’s Privy Garden also features in the latest season (in the scene where Queen Charlotte shows off her new zebras to Lady Danbury and the Sharma sisters).
Used in many an iconic film, Windsor Great Park makes an appearance in Bridgerton as a substitute for Battersea Fields and Rotten Row. Nearby, Painshill Park in Cobham is used to film scenes at both the Botanical Gardens and at Primrose Hill. If you’re feeling especially Royal take the aptly named Long Walk from Windsor Castle up to the Copper Horse and onto Windsor Great Park. You can even pretend you’re Lady Danbury on her daily ramble with Lord Ledger.
Whilst Hampton Court Palace was used for the exterior scenes of Queen Charlotte’s palace, the interior shots were taken in Lancaster House, Westminster. Oh, and it also featured as a backdrop for scenes set in Buckingham Palace. The building is managed and run by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and is situated near Buckingham palace. Bad news with this one though, unless you’re invited to an exclusive event or catch one of the rare open days, you probably won't be able enter Lancaster House.
A Season Two staple filming location of Bridgerton, Wrotham Park was the filming location of Aubrey Hall, the Bridgerton family's country house, where they spend much of their off-season, and where they invite the Sharma sisters.
Featuring heavily in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Blenheim Palace doubles as Buckingham House Queen Charlotte and King George’s home. Located in Oxfordshire, the 300-year-old palace is a popular filming location with both The Favourite and Pride and Prejudice being filmed here. The series’ final ball scene really highlights Blenheim Palace’s beauty.
Another Queen Charlotte spot – Waddesdon Manor is an impresve Neo-Renaissance style Manor located in Buckinghamshire. It doubles in the series as the exterior of Kew Observatory (King George’s favourite spot). Drawing inspiration from the original design of the Kew Observatory, Queen Charlotte's production designer, David Ingram, and set decorator, Kevin Downey, seamlessly integrated Neoclassical design features. These included the inclusion of statues, architectural models, and artwork depicting animals and the natural world. Additionally, they undertook the remarkable task of constructing a magnificent telescope entirely from scratch.
First used in the first season of Bridgerton Wilton House is used as St. James’ Palace and the backdrop for Queen Charlotte’s introduction. In Queen Charlotte the interior is used as the Untere Schloss in Germany where Charlotte was born. Located near Salisbury this historic location is a favourite filming location used in The Crown, Young Victoria, Outlander, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility to name just a few.