Dearest reader, the time has come for me to reveal delectable secrets teasing our silver screens. I am, of course, referring to those of Netflix’s hit show, Bridgerton, and how you can visit many of the most delightful and charming Bridgerton filming locations in real life.
Come and join me as I take you on a virtual tour of sorts through England – from grand stately homes and mansions to historic Regency streets and sprawling royal parks and estates.
I’ve scoured the web and rewatched both seasons of Bridgerton over and over again to help me uncover Bridgerton locations you can visit… and those that you may only be able to see on the silver screen.
I will, of course, break the locations down for you: by series and by those you can visit in real life versus only virtually. As such, please do expect the odd spoiler… or a hundred or so of them.
So, dear reader, I hope you’ll enjoy what I have to say and show you today…
Bridgerton Filming Locations – Season One
Ranger’s House in Greenwich, London
The elegant facade of this Georgian mansion close to Greenwich Park is instantly recognisable as Bridgerton House in the opening scenes of Bridgerton and throughout seasons one and two… even if the beautiful purple wisteria flowers were silk rather than real ones.
That said, if you visit London at the right time of year (usually mid-April to early May), then you’ll often see many properties adorned with wisteria, so do keep your eye out in any case.
Ranger’s House is owned by the English Heritage, so you can visit for free as a member or pay for a one-off visit. Inside the house, you’ll find gorgeous interiors as well as an extensive art collection.
The Holborne Museum in Bath
The Holborne Museum, found within Bath’s Sydney Pleasure Gardens, is also instantly recognisable in both seasons of Bridgerton; this time as Lady Danbury’s estate.
In real life, The Holborne Museum is an art gallery first and foremost, housed within a Grade I listed building. It was the city’s first public art gallery and is well worth a visit for both art lovers and Bridgerton fans alike.
No. 1 Royal Crescent in Bath
Throughout the first season of Bridgerton, you’ll see many places in Bath. And the city’s iconic Royal Crescent is no exception.
No. 1 Royal Crescent was used as the Featherington’s home within the series. In real life, it’s an immersive museum to show you how Georgian homes used to look.
Badminton House in Gloucestershire
Within the series, many different stately homes and estates were used to depict the Duke’s fictional country home, Clyvedon Castle.
One of which is Badminton House in Gloucestershire. Some of the exterior scenes were filmed at this Grade I listed building.
In real life, the Badminton Estate is privately owned by the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort. Private tours of the house and/or gardens can be arranged directly, but you’ll need to form a group to book a tour.
Syon Park in London
Syon Park in Brentford, Middlesex is privately owned by the Duke of Northumberland. It’s been in his family for centuries and comes with all the pomp and grandeur you may expect from this type of ancestral estate.
Within the first series of Bridgerton, we see Syon House used several times. It was used as the King’s hallway and dining room, while the Duke’s study and dressing room were also filmed at Syon House.
You can visit the house and/or gardens on certain days of the week throughout the warmer months (usually mid-March through October).
The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent
The Historic Dockyard Chatham, based in Kent, was used a few times within the first season of Bridgerton.
Most notably, it was the location of the boxing saloon where the Duke and Will practised boxing together. It’s also home to Will’s modest apartment and also served as a backdrop for Lady Featherington’s and Marina’s trip to “the slums”.
Despite being a working historic dockyard in real life, it’s open to the public daily between February and November. Their opening times vary slightly with the seasons.
Castle Howard in York
While Badminton House served as Clyvedon’s interior, Castle Howard in York was used for the exterior shots; most notably when the Duke and his new Duchess first arrived at Clyvedon.
This majestic stately home in North Yorkshire has been in the Howard family for over 300 years. You’re free to visit both the house and gardens with a prebooked ticket at certain times of the year.
Psst! The scenes at Clyvedon Village were filmed in the town of Coneysthorpe in Yorkshire (conveniently located right next to Castle Howard.) So be sure to visit both of these Bridgerton filming locations if you’re in the area.
Painshill Park in Surrey
Painshill Park in Surrey, created in the 18th century by Charles Hamilton as a “living painting”, is a stunning place to visit.
And when you do – you’ll instantly recognise the Serpentine Lake and iconic bridge as seen in Bridgerton. Within the series, Painshill Park was often where the ton went to “promenade”.
You can purchase tickets in advance to spend a full day exploring the grounds and walking in the cast’s footsteps.
Stowe in Buckinghamshire
The grand Georgian landscaped gardens of Stowe in Buckinghamshire served as the perfect location for Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens within the first season of Bridgerton.
Stowe House was built in the 18th century by the powerful Temple-Grenville family who wanted to create an idyllic country retreat filled with enchanting gardens and picturesque temples.
Today, the estate is managed by National Trust, which means members can visit the gardens and parkland for free. Alternatively, you can pay for a one-off ticket.
Stowe House itself is an independent charity, so if you want to look inside the house, then this is charged separately. National Trust members can enjoy a discount on the entry price.
Sunbury Park in Surrey and Greenwich Park Rose Garden in London
London’s stunning Sunbury Park and Walled Gardens stood in for Kensington Gardens within the first season of Bridgerton.
This is one of the locations where we often see the ton picnicking and promenading.
London’s Greenwich Park Rose Garden was also used for scenes like this, which is conveniently located right next to Ranger’s House (aka Bridgerton House).
Both Sunbury Park and Greenwich Park Rose Garden are public parks, so they’re usually open to the public year-round.
The Queen’s House in London
The Queen’s House in Greenwich, London is a stunning museum in real life. You might recognise the infamous Tulip Stairs that can be found here.
Within the first season of Bridgerton, this museum served as some of the exterior shots for Somerset House, as well as some Mayfair scenes.
The Queen’s House is free to visit, but you still need a pre-booked ticket for entry (probably to limit visitor numbers).
St Mary’s Church, Twickenham in London
We see Daphne and Simon marry in the first season of Bridgerton.
St Mary’s Church in Twickenham was used for these scenes – and it’s every bit as beautiful as within the TV series (although sadly without all of the wisteria everywhere).
As this is a place of worship, you would need to be delicate about visiting and certainly don’t intrude on any services, of course!
Hatfield House in Hertfordshire
The incredible Hatfield House in Hertfordshire is where we see Lady Trowbridge’s ball take place.
This stunning estate was built by Robert Cecil within the grounds where Queen Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood.
Sadly, the house, estate and gardens aren’t always open to the public. You’ll need to visit on specific days to see it. More details can be found on the Hatfield House website.
Dorney Court in Buckinghamshire
Dorney Court in Buckinghamshire is a Grade I listed Tudor manor house, which serves as the “coaching inn” where Daphne and the Duke spend their wedding night together.
In real life, Dorney Court has been home to the Palmer family for over 500 years and is dubbed “one of the finest Tudor manor houses in England”.
The house and estate are open to the public on certain days and times of the year. Larger groups can enjoy private tours, while the house runs “Public Open Days” in certain months.
Wilton House in Wiltshire
Wilton House in Wiltshire, home to the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke, was used several times throughout the series. It actually stands in for as many as four different residences!
Various rooms inside the house were used to portray the homes of the Duke of Hastings, Lady Danbury, Queen Charlotte and the Duke and Duchess of Hastings.
Wilton House has also graced both the silver screen and big screen many times in the past, such as in The Crown, Emma (the 2019 version), Tomb Raider, Young Victoria and many more.
As Wilton House is a family home in real life, it’s not always open to the public. See the Wilton House website for more details on opening days and times.
Various Streets in Bath
Throughout the first season of Bridgerton, we see the ton walking along cobblestoned streets and perusing boutiques and teashops.
Many of these scenes were filmed in Bath thanks to its superbly preserved Regency architecture.
If you want to also wander along “Bridgerton-style”, then here’s where to go:
- Bath Street
- Alfred Street
- Beauford Square
- Royal Crescent (home to the Featheringtons’ house and Siena’s apartment)
- 12 Trim Street (used as the exterior for Gunter’s Tea Shop)
- 2 Abbey Street (used as the exterior for the Modiste)
- Abbey Green (where we see the Duke get thrown out of a bar the night before his wedding)
Various UK Theatres
Three different theatres were used when filming the first season of Bridgerton. These include:
- Hackney Empire in London: Up first is London’s Hackney Empire, which we see in the first episode. This is where Anthony watches Siena as she rehearses for her upcoming show.
- Theatre Royal Brighton in Brighton: Brighton’s Theatre Royal also makes its debut in the series. This time in episode 7 where we see most of the ton attending a concert and Daphne sadly discovers she’s not pregnant.
- Normansfield Theatre in London: This theatre was used differently from the other two in that it doesn’t appear as an actual theatre in the TV show. Instead, this is where we see a thrilling boxing match in episode 4.
Of course, to see inside these theatres, you would likely need to attend a play or concert in real life.
BONUS: More Bridgerton Season One Filming Locations
Each of the Bridgerton filming locations listed above are – at some time or other – open to the public.
However, the crew also filmed the popular Netflix series in other private locations not usually open to the public (except for special functions such as weddings, or if you have a special membership).
Still, if you’re anything like me, then you want to know about every Bridgerton location, so here are the rest of them:
- The Reform Club, London: Home to the gentleman’s club that the Duke and Viscount frequently visit.
- Lancaster House, London: Used for some of the palace scenes; particularly when Lady Bridgerton enjoys a spot of tea with Queen Charlotte.
- RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire: The exquisite interior of Bridgerton House was filmed at Royal Air Force Halton (RAF Halton).
- Leigh Court, Bristol: Three ballrooms at Leigh Court appear in the first season of Bridgerton, which are The Princes Ballroom, the Ingenue Ballroom and the Crawford Ballroom. Leigh Court is primarily used as a wedding and private function venue, so I’m afraid that’s your only way of seeing inside it.
- Somerley House, Hampshire: We see the Picture Gallery room at Somerley House briefly within Episode 3, ‘Art of the Swoon’. It was used to depict the “new wing” in the episode. Somerley is also a wedding and private function venue.
- Bath Guildhall, Bath: Bath’s Guildhall was used in some ballroom scenes. The guildhall is often a wedding and civil ceremony venue in real life.
- Dundridge Manor Farm, Buckinghamshire: Some alfresco ballroom scenes were filmed at this private estate in Buckinghamshire. Daphne’s dream sequence at the start of episode 3 has previously been linked to this estate, but I believe this is yet to be officially confirmed.
- North Mymms Park, Hertfordshire: Another “stand-in” for Clyvedon Castle; this time when the housekeeper shows Daphne the nursery. This is also a wedding and private function venue.
Bridgerton Filming Locations – Season Two
As you might expect, some of the Bridgerton locations used in season one also appear in season two. These include:
- Ranger’s House, London: Once again, Ranger’s House is used to depict the exterior of Bridgerton House.
- The Holborne Museum, Bath: Used to depict the exterior of Lady Danbury’s estate.
- Syon House, London: Syon House appears during the first ball of season two. You may recognise the conservatory where Anthony and Kate recognise each other.
- Wilton House, Wiltshire: The exquisite interiors of Wilton House were once again used to depict multiple rooms within Queen Charlotte’s palaces; notably St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace and the queen’s Throne Room.
- Hatfield House, Hertfordshire: Alongside other stately homes, Hatfield House was also used to film various scenes in Queen Charlotte’s palaces.
And now for some new Bridgerton filming locations, which we see for the first time in season two…
Hampton Court Palace in Richmond-upon-Thames, London
King Henry VIII’s infamous Hampton Court Palace was used as Queen Charlotte’s residence within the second series of Bridgerton.
There’s no mistaking this imposing palace when the ton arrives for a ball here.
But Hampton Court also served as the exterior of Chancery Lane Printing Press (where Theo Sharpe and Eloise first meet), as well as various gardens within the season – particularly those of Buckingham Palace and Danbury House.
In real life, Hampton Court Palace is usually open to the public year-round with ticketed entry.
The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club near Windsor
When the ton attends the Royal Ascot race day in the second episode, this was filmed at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club near Windsor.
There are various races and ticketed events held here, which is how you’d be able to see this Bridgerton filming location in real life.
Ivinghoe Beacon at Ashridge Estate in Buckinghamshire
Ivinghoe Beacon (part of the Ashridge Estate in Buckinghamshire) is managed by the National Trust.
Within the second series, this location serves as one of the many fields and landscapes we see when the family are at their ancestral home, Aubrey Hall.
In real life, there are over 5000 acres of parkland to explore at Ashridge Estate, which includes Ivinghoe Beacon.
This estate is open and free to the public, although you need to pay a small fee if you wish to climb to the top of the Bridgewater Monument found here.
Wilton’s Music Hall in London
Wilton’s Music Hall, found on Graces Alley in Whitechapel, London, is where Eloise attends a feminist protest.
In real life, this is a working theatre, so you’d likely need to attend a performance to be able to see inside.
Wrest Park in Bedfordshire
Given how rich and grand Aubrey Hall is supposed to be, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that several locations in real life were used to depict this grand estate.
Managed by English Heritage, Wrest Park is home to an incredible manor house and sprawling estate and gardens.
Within the second season of Bridgerton, the Orangerie at Wrest Park was a witness to scandalous schemes within the series. Some of the general garden and alfresco scenes were also filmed at Wrest Park.
St James’s Church in Piccadilly, London
As expected, we witness another wedding within the second series of Bridgerton. This time when Anthony tried (and failed) to marry Edwina, Kate’s sister.
These scenes were filmed at St James’s Church in Piccadilly, London in real life. We also see a romantic scene unfold between Kate and Anthony here as well.
Once again, as this is a place of worship, you would likely need to attend a service to see inside.
Windsor Great Park in Windsor
Within the second season of Bridgerton, we see many alfresco shots of the ton on hunting and horseriding escapades or wandering through woodlands.
Many of these scenes were filmed at Windsor Great Park, which is mostly open and free for the public to visit.
The Savill Garden (usually open through the warmer months) is paid for, but the rest of Windsor Great Park estate is free to visit.
West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire
West Wycombe Park is another location used to show the grandeur of the Aubrey Hall estate; this time for some interior scenes, such as Anthony’s bedroom.
This estate also served as a filming location when Colin visited the Crane estate to see Marina and when Anthony arose from the lake in a Mr Darcy aka Colin Firth kind of fashion.
In real life, West Wycombe Park is managed by the National Trust. As such, members can visit for free, while non-members can pay a one-off fee to see the house, gardens and estate.
Please note that this property is only open at certain times of the year. Find out more on the National Trust website.
Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London
The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London (near the Queen’s House mentioned previously) serves as a backdrop to many scenes within the second series of Bridgerton.
There’s no mistaking the elegant white pillars when you see them behind the ton!
The college was also used as a filming location for a market and various London streets.
Psst! Did you know that the Old Royal Naval College also appears in Poldark?
Petworth House in West Sussex
After the disastrous events that occurred at Anthony and Edwina’s wedding (or rather, lack thereof), the Bridgertons and Sharmas needed a PR boost within society.
Both families attended a “walkabout” in episode 7, which was filmed in the North Gallery inside Petworth House.
Petworth House is managed by the National Trust, which means, once again, members can visit for free, or you can pay a one-off fee to visit.
Basildon Park in Berkshire
Basildon Park is another location managed by the National Trust to appear within the second series of Bridgerton.
In the final episode, we see the ton attend yet another grand ball. This took place in the Garden Room at Basildon Park, while we see Anthony and Kate share a kiss outside. This was in the estate’s “parterre” aka formal gardens.
Goldsmiths’ Hall in London
Goldsmiths’ Hall in London served as several grand locations within the second series of Bridgerton.
In particular, one of Queen Charlotte’s throne rooms can be found here, as well as Edwina and Anthony’s dressing rooms for their wedding.
This magnificent estate is open to the public on certain days of the year. More information on open days at Goldsmiths’ Hall can be found here.
BONUS: More Bridgerton Season Two Filming Locations
Similar to season one, the film crew also used some private estates for the second season of Bridgerton, including:
- Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: Wrotham Park was used as Aubrey Hall, the Bridgerton’s ancestral home and country estate.
- RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire: Once again, RAF Halton was used for filming many of the interior scenes at Bridgerton House.
- Lancaster House, London: Lancaster House was once again used in some of the palace scenes, including Queen Charlotte’s and Edwina’s tête-à-tête in the royal jewel room.
So, which Bridgerton filming locations will you visit first?
So, dearest reader, which Bridgerton filming locations do you want to visit first?
Naturally, with seasons three and four already confirmed for the future, I’ll be sure to update you with more Bridgerton filming locations you can visit in real life… just as soon as I know when and where the film crew will be heading to next.
Until then, dearest reader, I will bid you good day… and go back to binge-watching some more Bridgerton.
Lady Jenkins (pfft, I wish!)