Where was Bridgerton filmed?
Find out where Bridgerton was filmed
Full of decadent dress, raunchy romance and glamorous balls, Netflix’s Bridgerton is now one of the most popular shows of all time.
But while this whimsical drama is set in the competitive world of Regency London, during the season when debutantes are presented to the court, the filming of it actually spanned a lot further than the borders of the M25.
From grand country houses to pretty parklands, here are some of the fancy locations used in Bridgerton's first two seasons.
Bridgerton filming locations: Ranger's House
The exterior of the Bridgerton family’s Wysteria-clad mansion (said to be on Grosvenor Square in Mayfair) is none other than Ranger's House in Greenwich, south-east London. At the time Bridgerton is set (in 1813), this Georgian villa was actually inhabited by King George III’s sister, Princess Augusta. Today, the ravishing residence is run by English Heritage and houses a world-class art collection, including medieval sculptures, ornate jewellery and fine French tapestries.
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Bridgerton filming locations: Holburne Museum
The exquisite pillared building which stars as Lady Danbury’s estate is, in fact, not found in the upper-class corners of 19th-century London but in the historic city of Bath. Sydney Gardens now functions as the Holburne Museum, founded by its namesake, Sir Thomas William Holburne. The collection, which is open to the public, includes over 10,000 objects, gathered over the last 200-odd years, from porcelain and silver to miniature portraits, books, Roman coins and Holburne family gems.
Bridgerton filming locations: Royal Crescent, Bath
Another notable family in the hit series are the Featheringtons, whose members include Penelope (Nicola Coughlan), Eloise Bridgerton's best friend. Whilst also set in Grosvenor Square, the outside of the Featherington household was actually shot on the iconic Royal Crescent in Bath. This impressive landmark forms a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade 1-listed terrace houses and is lauded as one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK.
Bridgerton filming locations: The Historic Dockyard Chatham
One of Britain’s most important Royal Dockyards – thanks to its role in historic events like the Spanish Armada and the Cold War – also made an appearance in Bridgerton. Kent’s The Historic Dockyard Chatham, with its genuine Georgian buildings and cobbled streets, was used to portray the somewhat poorer streets of London in the series – like where, in season one, Lady Featherington takes Marina to see the slums – as well as the setting for Simon and Will’s many boxing matches. The historic dockyard is now a popular visitor attraction and filming location, also appearing in BBC’s Call the Midwife and the 2011 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
Bridgerton filming locations: Castle Howard
York, North Yorkshire
In season one, after Simon and Daphne’s wedding, the couple moves into the fictional Clyvedon Castle - whose façade, entrance hall and grounds of the estate were actually filmed at Castle Howard, in the heart of Yorkshire. This Baroque stately home, with its symmetrical wings and crowning dome, took over 100 years to complete. The surrounding parklands are just as grand, with temples, lakes, fountains and plenty of woodland walks to discover. Take a tour of the Castle and its treasure trove of inspiring architecture, fanciful stories and tranquil gardens.
Bridgerton filming locations: Wilton House
Wilton House, near Salisbury, is the true belle of the ball of Bridgerton – with many of its gardens and staterooms popping up in every episode. The Queen’s throne room, where the season's potential diamonds present themselves to Her Majesty, is just one example. Eagle-eyed viewers will recognise this extravagant room from season four of The Crown, where Princess Diana prances about in her leotard and tutu. The House, which has been the seat of the Earls of Pembroke for over 400 years, was also used as the façade for the Duke of Hastings’ residence, as well as the dining room of Clyvedon Castle. While a third of the house is still private, the rest of the opulent rooms are usually open to the public, making it the ideal location for a cultural visit.
Bridgerton filming locations: Badminton House
Visited by several Kings and Queens throughout the centuries, it’s no surprise Badminton House in the Gloucestershire countryside was chosen to play a part in Bridgerton. This 17th-century estate was used in the show's first season to film scenes set in the Duke of Hastings’ London home, as well as the parlour and grounds of Clyvedon Castle. While the house is primarily private, Bridgerton fans can book a private group tour of the house and gardens of the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort’s family home. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides who have a ton of stories about the house and its architecture, paintings and artefacts, as well as historical tales of its residents. Garden tours are on offer too, as well as annual garden open days.
Bridgerton filming locations: Syon House
Brentford, Greater London
The last surviving ducal residence (belonging to a duke) and estate in Greater London, Syon Park, also got some screen time. In season one, its very own Print Room doubled up as Simon’s father’s study, and the State Dining Room was used for Queen Charlotte’s dinner-time meeting with her husband, King George III. The estate also made a comeback in season two, when The Great Conservatory (a beautiful domed glasshouse) was used as the extravagant setting of Lady Danbury's ball - the very first ball of the season.
Close to Kew Gardens and Richmond Park, the estate’s House is filled with grand neo-classical interiors, a wealth of art, and has 40 acres of gardens designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.
Bridgerton filming locations: Theatre Royal Brighton
Brighton, East Sussex
If you look closely, you may recognise the concert hall from season one, episode seven as the elegant auditorium of the Theatre Royal Brighton. One of the oldest and most distinguished theatres in the country, this Grade II-listed theatre is a fine example of Regency architecture. Since 1807, the theatre has put on an eclectic array of productions and welcomed some downright famous names to its stage. Each Saturday morning during the summer, the theatre hosts backstage tours, allowing drama fans the chance to peek behind the scenes of this historic building.
Bridgerton filming locations: Painshill Park
Bridgerton’s upper-class families spend a lot of time in parks and gardens, and one of the most elegant is Surrey’s Painshill Park, which features as Primrose Hill in the series. The 18th-century landscaped garden, with its serpentine lake, Gothic temple, curved bridges and winding paths, takes you on a journey of photogenic views and beautiful garden follies. Pay a visit to the park’s Crystal Grotto and amble among the vines of Painshill Vineyard.
Bridgerton filming locations: Stowe Park
Another exquisite park that features in the series is Stowe Park in Buckinghamshire, whose scale and beauty has wowed visitors for over 300 years. The parkland was used to depict Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in the show, with its Temple of Venus providing the glittering backdrop to season one's outdoor Vauxhall Ball (a party we’d very much like to attend!). Follow the paths of Vice, Virtue and Liberty and see what beauty hides behind each twist and turn, or, if you visit in the winter, enjoy the sweeping blanket of delicate snowdrops until late February.
Bridgerton filming locations: Leigh Court
Abbots Leigh, Bristol
Over in Bristol, Leigh Court – and in particular its Princes, Ingenue and Crawford Ballrooms – was a key location for many of the party scenes in season one, where characters danced to orchestral covers of some of pop’s favourite anthems. Set in 25 acres of private parkland, this Grade II-listed honey-hued building was chosen for these scenes thanks to its Regency-era features like its elaborate 19th-century ceilings and grand double staircase in the Great Hall. Like a couple of others on our list, Leigh Court is no longer a public attraction (at one time you could pay to see its incredible art collection that comprised Raphael and Michelangelo to name a few) but it can be hired for weddings and events.
Bridgerton filming locations: Wrotham Park
Season two took us out of Mayfair and to the Bridgerton’s ancestral country home, Aubrey Hall. During their time at this Palladian mansion, the family, accompanied by the Sharmas, play their annual game of pall-mall. These eventful (and muddy) outdoor shenanigans were actually filmed in the whopping 300 acres of lush parkland at Wrotham Park, a spot that you may have seen previously in the Kingsman films. While the house is not open to the public, it can be hired out for parties and weddings – we’ll just be here waiting for our invite.
Bridgerton filming locations: Hampton Court Palace
East Moseley, London
Hampton Court Palace – the former home of King Henry VIII – plays the role of Queen Charlotte’s St James’s Palace in seasons one and two of Bridgerton. The 16th-century Palace’s exterior is used for establishing shots of the Queen’s residence, while in season two, the Great Staircase, whose walls and ceiling are covered with Renaissance paintings, makes an appearance too. 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.
Pay a visit to this royal residence in southwest London for your chance to swan through the palace’s grand old halls, Tudor kitchens and 60 acres of gardens, all while learning about the public dramas and privates lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children.
Bridgerton filming locations: Basildon Park
After being de-requisitioned after World War II, 18th-century Basildon Park was brought back to life by Lord and Lady Iliffe in time for it to feature as the location for season two’s Featherington Ball. The ball itself was held in the Garden Room and parterre but because filming took place in October, the production design team had to bring in over 5,000 artificial flowers to fill the garden with summer blooms. The National Trust property and grounds are fully open to visitors, meaning you can wander the peaceful trails around its wooded parkland and enjoy picnic spots with wonderful views across Berkshire.
Bridgerton filming locations: Petworth House
Petworth, West Sussex
Inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe, 17th-century Petworth House in West Sussex comprises grand staterooms filled with art, making it an ideal stand-in for season two’s trip to the art gallery. In this scene, the disgraced Bridgertons and Sharmas make an appearance in an attempt to repair their reputations. Filming took place in the House’s North Gallery, but you are free to explore its many rooms filled with paintings, sculptures and works by artists such as Van Dyck, Turner and Gainsborough. Be sure to explore The Servants’ Quarters to get a glimpse into the life of the people who worked ‘downstairs’ and keep an eye out for the Molyneux globe – dating back to 1592, it’s said to be the earliest English globe in existence.
Bridgerton filming locations: Windsor Great Park
At the beginning of season two, we see Anthony Bridgerton chasing a mystery woman on a horse through fields and trees – well, this lush, green woodland is none other than Windsor Great Park. Standing in as Battersea Fields and Rotten Row, these royal grounds have a history spanning over 1,000 years and are filled with monuments, ancient forests and beautiful horticultural displays. The Park is free to visit (though there may not be a dashing man on horseback waiting to sweep you off your feet) and includes the iconic three-mile Long Walk leading to Windsor Castle as well as over 500 free-roaming red deer. While you shouldn't get too close, you'll find that the deer are so used to humans that they’ll happily pose for a picture.
Bridgerton filming locations: Old Royal Naval College
Another London location featured in the series is the symmetrical facade of Greenwich’s riverside UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Royal Naval College. We see it in a few of season two’s episodes when the ton are going about their business and eagerly awaiting the latest gossip pamphlet from Lady Whistledown.
If you want to soak up 500 years of Thames-side history at this scenic site, be sure to explore all its nooks and crannies, including the baroque masterpiece inside the Painted Hall, nicknamed Britain’s Sistine Chapel. Alternatively, if you want to delve into the Old Royal Naval College’s filmography, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the college to see how it starred in productions like The Crown, Les Misérables and Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.