You are here

Where was The Crown filmed?

by

Category: History & heritage
November 8 2016

Set in the 1950s, the no-expense-spared Netflix series The Crown features some of England’s most regal locations, all providing a lavish backdrop for the story of our reigning monarch’s early years. Here, Ali Grice rounds up five key filming locations for The Crown…

1) Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

The gardens of Hatfield House, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England.

This grand estate was the childhood home of Henry VIII’s children; all three were raised in the Old Palace, a medieval masterpiece dating back to 1485. It was here where Elizabeth I was told of her accession to the throne, making it a fitting place to use in filming for The Crown.

Discover more about this filming location

2) Lyceum Theatre, London

The Netflix series winds back the clock to post-war Britain, and you'll see Matt Smith (Prince Phillip) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth) looking suave in 1940s garb at the Lyceum Theatre, opening in 1841. There’s drama to be found both inside and out, with soaring neo-classic columns greeting guests at the entrance and roaring performances of the ever-popular The Lion King on stage.

Discover more about this filming location

3) Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

View of Ely Cathedral nterior, Ely, England

This magnificent Norman structure in the historic riverside city of Ely stood in for Westminster Abbey on the wedding day of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. It has also starred in The Other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The King’s Speech

Discover more about this filming location

4) Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire

This neo-Palladian house has seen little change since it was completed in 1754, and still remains in the care and charge of the Byng family. The house isn’t currently open to the public, however it does make an idyllic location for hosting private functions, banquets and parties. Royal-themed wedding anyone?

Discover more about this filming location

5) Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

House and gardens Knebworth house, Stevenage, England

With the Lynton family residing at here since the Tudor times, each generation has made their mark on this magnificent building in the Hertfordshire countryside. Adorned with gargoyles and crowned with turrets and domes, it’s easy to see why this fairy tale location is a big hit on screen.  Used, of course, as a location in The Crown, the house has also starred in The King’s Speech, and Batman the Movie.  

Discover more about this filming location

Find more filming locations in England

Latest Twitter updates

Latest Facebook updates

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account