Bridgerton Filming Locations: Over 20 Gorgeous Settings

Article by Jane

February 14th, 2021

Did you spot Bridgerton filming locations like Royal Crescent, Castle Howard, Wilton House, the Reform Club, the Queen’s House and Chatham Historic Dockyard?

Here’s where the scenes at Bridgerton House, Featherington House, Hastings House, Clyvedon Castle, St James’s Palace, Lady Trowbridge’s ball and more were filmed.

Netflix’s new costume drama comes from Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes’ production company Shondaland. And it’s led by Scandal writer and producer Chris Van Dusen.

We’re swept around a series of glamorous Regency ballrooms and townhouses as Lady Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) seeks a match for her debutante daughter, Daphne(Phoebe Dynevor).

Though Daphne has other ideas after meeting Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page) who is trying to avoid his godmother Lady Danbury’s (Adjoa Andoh)own matchmaking schemes.

Meanwhile, Lady Featherington (Polly Walker) steers her daughters and new ward Marina (Ruby Barker) into high society with mixed results. And Lady Whistledown’s (Julie Andrews) Society Papers add fuel to every scandal and drama.

Is Bridgerton Based on a True Story?


Bridgerton isn’t based on a true story, but the series and settings are influenced by historical figures and real places.

“We're re-imagining this world; it's not a history lesson and it's not a documentary. There weren't actual Bridgertons in 1813, so we took some creative liberties there.”
Chris Van Dusen, Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer

Season 1 of Bridgerton is set in 1813, two years into the future George IV’s Regency. King George III, is remembered for his mental and physical illness in later years as depicted in the series. It led to his son taking control of the throne, and Queen Charlotte making the independent appearances we see in Bridgerton.

Queen Charlotte is thought to have African ancestry as shown in the Netflix series. And she really did champion Mozart, something that’s highlighted in her second appearance in Season 1.

She was known for wearing the structured fashions of the late 18th Century and only occasionally fashionable Empire Line dresses like those the Featherington and Bridgerton girls wear in the series. The character's elaborate wigs and costumes make the most of her structured wardrobe.

In other respects Bridgerton is unashamedly anachronistic, with classical interpretations of Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish playing in those authentic Regency ballrooms.

Is Bridgerton Based on a Book?

Bridgerton is based on a book series by Seattle-based author Julia Quinn – the Bridgerton Family Series.

There are 8 novels in the original set, so track them down if you want to find out all the gossip ahead of the show’s Lady Whistledown (Julie Andrews).

Events so far roughly following the first novel, The Duke and I, which was first published twenty years ago in 2000. Like the Netflix Bridgerton series, it centres around Simon Basset and Daphne Bridgerton’s relationship.

At the end of Season 1, there are several hints that Season 2 is lined up to follow the second Bridgerton book. The Viscount Who Loved Me is the next instalment – the characters we know and love will return but this time Anthony Bridgerton’s romance is the main love story.

Where Was Bridgerton Filmed?

Bridgerton was filmed on location at No 1 Royal Crescent and around Bath, the Holburne Museum in Bristol, Castle Howard in Yorkshire, Greenwich Old Royal Naval College, Chatham Docks and more.

“We went around these amazing National Trust sites, and filmed in places that I’d lived near, in Greenwich Rangers Lodge, which was literally a four minute walk away from where I used to live. We filmed just off Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace... It was just amazing.”
Jonathan Bailey, Anthony Bridgerton

But a few changes were made to drag the 19th Century into the 21st. This is a fantasised version of the Regency era, so every location and costume is made a little bit brighter and glitzier. Though of course, some families are glitzier than others.

“It's rich and it's of the moment and it's clean… It's the same thing of doing a Regency-infused show now, as opposed to replicating the exactness of the period”
Ellen Mirojnick, Costume Designer

Locations List

Bridgerton House

Halton House. Wikimedia
Look out for Bridgerton House filming locations, the Ranger’s House and Halton House onscreen. In the Netflix costume drama, Bridgerton House is on Grosvenor Square, a fashionable London address in the Regency era.

The exterior of Bridgerton House is the Ranger’s House in Greenwich - another desirable residence during the early 19th Century.

Bridgerton House’s elaborate gates fit the drama’s style so well they might look like they were added by the production team. You really will find them there if you visit this location – they’re part of its stylish past.

The house itself was built in the 1720s on the boundary of Greenwich Park, on the site of an earlier building. After changing hands several times, it was bought by King George III’s sister Augusta, Dowager Duchess of Brunswick, in 1807.

Her daughter had just separated from the Prince Regent and had moved into the now-demolished Montagu House next door. And of course, the Princess of Wales’ presence attracted her courtiers to the area. So this is certainly a fashionable address for the Bridgertons.

But today the interiors act as an art gallery. It’s home to the Wernher Collection, one of the most extensive private art collections in Europe. So filming interior shots wasn't an option, and the showrunnee had something else in mind...

Stepping inside, the look and feel of the Bridgerton House was actually inspired by another stately home with a royal connection.

“The interior of Bridgerton House was inspired by my visit to Althorp when I was developing the show. Elegance. Opulence. And that staircase.”
Chris Van Dusen, Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer - Van Dusen found his staircase

Interior shots of Bridgerton House were filmed at Halton House, once home to the Rothschilds and now part of RAF Halton. It was used for the interiors, including the longed-for staircase and hall – which might look familiar to Downton Abbey fans.

Halton House supplied the interior filming location for Haxby Hall, the stately home Lady Mary and Richard Carlisle want to buy. The mansion also appeared in The Crown, with the frontage appearing as Bois de Boulogne throughout the series.

And the family’s airy blue colour palette, which appears around Bridgerton House and in their wardrobes?

“The Bridgerton house for me is like being inside a piece of Wedgwood ceramic. It's that beautiful, beautiful soft blue and lots of creams…”
Will Hughes-Jones, Production Designer

It’s actually based on a true Regency palette, Wedgwood blue and the other elegant tones used by potter since the 1750s. Which makes perfect sense for the established society family.

Apart from the hall and staircase, most of the Bridgerton House scenes were filmed on a vast set in London. The production team were able to customise them as they needed, to craft a more distinctive identity with those carefully selected colours.

Featherington House

Royal Crecent. Wikimedia
Bath’s No 1 Royal Crescent is Bridgerton’s Featherington House filming location for exterior shots.

In normal circumstances you can visit this location, because inside it’s a museum kept in the style of a Georgian townhouse. So you can live out all your Regency dreams for a little while.

But once Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) and her sisters step inside on the show, those scenes actually don't make use of Royal Crescent.

“…the Featheringtons, they're much more ostentatious. For the Featheringtons, it was all about having the best things and being seen.”
Will Hughes-Jones, Production Designer

They look slightly out of place, and it's intentional. Because their greens, blues, yellows and shiny fabrics just aren't found in Georgian stately homes - which meant filming on location wasn't on the cards.

“the whole of the interior is a build and it was principally because of that very reason: we were never going to be able to repaint Grade I–listed properties and start changing fabrics on walls to get the color palette that we needed.”
Will Hughes-Jones, Production Designer

So this is one Bridgerton location you can't visit.

St James’s Palace

Hampton Court Palace. Luke Nicolaides, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Our first glimpse of Queen Charlotte’s (Golda Rosheuval) audience chamber at St James’s Palace was filmed across Hampton Court Palace and Wilton House.

We see Hampton Court’s gates and courtyard as the Featherington and Bridgerton sisters arrive in their respective carriages to be presented.

The Hanoverian monarchs really did spend time at Hampton Court Palace, which we glimpse in Episode 1. But by George III’s time the palace had been parcelled up as fashionable (but chilly) apartments for courtiers. Fortunately for the Netflix production, it’s a very close visual match for the red-brick courtyard of St James’s Palace.

The Featherington and Bridgerton girls are presented in Queen Charlotte’s audience chamber in scenes filmed at Wilton House.

Wilton House’s Double Cube Room has been used to great effect in The Crown since Season 1. Making the most of the life-size family portrait, it sets the scene for an intimidated Princess Elizabeth starting out as Queen as the series continues it crops up during the tougher interviews and defining moments.

Bridgerton plays the same trick, setting Queen Charlotte’s throne in the imposing audience chamber as the debutantes arrive through the heavily decorated doors.

The Queen's afternoon tea scene appears to have been shot in the Single Cube Room which opens onto it. It's used as her parlour at the palace.

Buckingham House

Lancaster House. Financial Times, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Buckingham House scenes were filmed at Lancaster House just next door to the real Buckingham Palace.

Look out for it during the tea party, where the Queen’s musicians play Mozart as she discusses her longstanding appreciation for the composer. Lady Bridgerton is escorted there and back via Lancaster House's Long Gallery.

The setting is historically accurate, since Queen Charlotte and George III were the royals who bought Buckingham House. In the series, it's shown under construction as the royal family’s renovations took shape.

They moved into Buckingham Palace in 1762 and Queen Charlotte fell in love with the residence. She spent so much time there that it was referred to as The Queen’s House.

Lancaster House sits at the top of the Mall just yards away from the palace gates. The Louis XIV style Georgian interiors are frequently used as a screen double for its neighbour.

Lancaster House is The Crown’s filming location for Buckingham Palace – one of them, at least. Its staircase and galleries have appeared since Season 1, including the distinctive Throne Room scenes.

And the same rooms have appeared in royal costume dramas like The Young Victoria and The King’s Speech.

The Bridgerton cast and crew nearly had a royal audience of their own during filming. When the scene where Simon and Daphne ask for permission to marry was shot at Lancaster House, they had to make way for the Queen herself.

“We had very limited time to shoot this scene before Her Majesty (the real one) needed the space…”
Chris Van Dusen, Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer

East London

Chatham Dockyard. Clem Rutter, Rochester Kent, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The run-down London streets are really part of Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent. In the scene, Lady Featherington takes Marina to the alleyways soon after she discovers her secret.

Chatham’s industrial-looking alleyways have hosted a Bethnal Green laundry in Suffragette, Ripon workhouse in Downton Abbey and London streets in the shortlived ITV drama The Halcyon.

The slum is just one of the Bridgerton filming locations found at Chatham - several other scenes were also filmed at the docks.

Hastings House

Wilton House. John Goodall, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Simon Basset’s London townhouse scenes were filmed at Wilton House, meaning that the Duke of Hastings shares his home with Queen Charlotte. In a manner of speaking, anyway.

The impressive exterior of Wilton is used for Hastings House along with the entrance, while the Queen is seen greeting debutantes down the hall.

In real life, Wilton is home to the 18th Earl and Countess of Pembroke. The grand stately home is a frequent guest star in costume dramas like The Crown, The Young Victoria and Emma.

The rest of Simon’s house belongs to other stately homes, Badminton House in the Cotswolds and Syon House in London.

Hastings House’s parlour and morning room scenes were filmed at Badminton House. The Gloucestershire estate can trace its history back to the Domesday Book and beyond - it even contains the remains of Roman villas.

And onscreen, Badminton House appeared at Cliveden House in the 1960s-set The Trial of Christine Keeler.

The Duke’s dressing room belongs to Syon House. It’s one of the last stately homes in London that’s still home to the family - the Dukes of Northumberland have lived at Syon for over 400 years.

Today, the house is a blend of Robert Adam’s 18th Century redesign, and a Bath stone renovation that was added in the early 19th Century along with the glass conservatory the house is known for. All perfect for a Georgian drama, of course - and Bridgerton is just the latest series to shoot there.

Hulu’s Harlots, seen on BBC Two, used the house as a location for the 1760s costume drama. Skipping forwards to Bridgerton’s era, ITV’s Vanity Fair also filmed at Syon Park.

The Gentlemen’s Club

Reform Club. Philafrenzy, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The first time we see the gentlemen’s club in Bridgerton the filming location is the Reform Club in Mayfair. Anthony Bridgerton and Simon Basset are seen discussing their affairs over a brandy, in one of the club’s most recognisable rooms, the Atrium.

Charles Barry’s designs for 104 Pall Mall weren’t fully constructed until 1841, making it a little late for Bridgerton’s 1813 timeline.

But its classical architecture and gentlemen’s club atmosphere are a spot-on setting for the men about town, so it’s hard to take issue with.

The Boxing Ring

Anthony and Simon’s boxing practice takes place at the Tarred Yarn Store at Chatham Historic Dockyard. Look out for the greyish walls and two storeys of panelled windows surrounding the boxing ring as the spar.

The boxing gym is seen throughout the series, including Simon sparring against Will Mondrich.

It’s just one of the Bridgerton filming locations found around Chatham, and one of many film appearances. The Tarred Yarn Store even appears in Steve McQueen’s video for All Day by Kanye West, released back in 2016.

Somerset House

Queens House. Bill Bertram, CC BY-SA 2.5 , via Wikimedia Commons
The Queen’s House in Greenwich is Bridgerton’s Somerset House location in Episode 3, adding another Greenwich property to the show’s address book. In the episode, Marina is introduced to the potential husbands at the art exhibition, while Daphne sees the paintings Simon donated.

It’s perhaps not the most well-known of the buildings at Greenwich (the Old Royal Naval College is seen onscreen more often, including in Bridgerton). But you might recognise it.

The Queen’s House is the mansion that sits directly uphill from the ORNC, set between two long colonnades. And in fact, those colonnades are seen in Episode 2 when the Duke and Berbrooke argue over the engagement.

It’s part of the National Maritime Museum, adjacent to the main museum building and downhill from the Greenwich Meridian marker.

Clyvedon Village

Coneysthorpe. Roger Gilbertson, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The scenes where Daphne gets to know the villagers at Clyvedon Village were filmed in Coneysthorpe in Yorkshire.

After her wedding to Simon, Daphne struggles to fit into the role of Duchess of Hastings. She’s seen trying hard to blend in at the village fete and upsetting the villagers instead, and her visits prompt resentment in their marriage.

In real life, Coneysthorpe sits close to Castle Howard, making it geographically believable as the stately home is used as Clyvedon Castle. As it appears in the series, the village location is a small community centred around a green and village hall.

The Boxing Match

No 3 Slip, Chatham. Chatham rating, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
The boxing match where Mr Featherington wagers the deeds to his house in Episode 8 was filmed at the No 3 Slip Mezzanine at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

The historic dockyard in Kent is a versatile filming location, with the slips appearing in movies including The Golden Compass, The Aeronauts and Sherlock Holmes.

No 3 Slip was the largest wide span timber structure in Europe when it was built in the 1830s, a slightly late construction date for the Bridgerton timeline but not far off. And as we see onscreen, it’s spacious enough to house a boxing ring and crowd.

And with so much at stake in the boxing match scene, it’s only right that the location should be an industrial setting with a difference.

The Trap for Lady Whistledown

Eloise tries to stop Queen Charlotte’s trap for Lady Whistledown in Chatham Historic Dockyard. She’s not far from the London streets we saw earlier in the series.

The scene near the end of the Season 1 finale takes place after the ball. Eloise pulls up in the alleyway between two of the dockyard’s industrial buildings before dashing out of her carriage to stop the grand reveal.

The Ballroom Scenes

Bridgerton’s ballroom scenes were filmed across Bath’s ballrooms and several stately homes, with a different ball taking place in just about every episode.

Just one scene was filmed after the pandemic struck, which was fortunately Nicola Coughlan’s solo carriage scene at the very end of Episode 8.

“We wrapped at the end of February. We were so lucky because the scale is huge on the show, especially the balls. There’s hundreds and hundreds of people.”
Nicola Coughlan, Penelope Featherington

Not only is each ball populated with a convincing number of guests - main and supporting characters, and extras. There are distinct ballroom scenes throughout the series, and sometimes several in an episode.

Leigh Court in Bristol is one of the locations featured for several of Bridgerton’s ballrooms scenes. The Bristol mansion was originally a Tudor building, but a Georgian makeover brought it up to the era’s standards, making it an ideal setting for costume dramas.

It was Poldark’s Tehidy House filming location and the Great Hall and Library became part of Doctor Who’s Harmony and Redemption luxury cruise spaceship. So it may look familiar already. Here’s what to look out for in the ballroom scenes.

Ingenue Ball

Leigh Court. Ian Capper / Leigh Court
The foyer to Queen Charlotte’s Ingenue Ball is again the Leigh Court in Bristol. This time round, we follow the debutantes around the Great Hall at ground level.

“the Ingenue Ball... is more ethereal and has lots of blossoms and sheers and statues…”
Will Hughes-Jones, Production Designer

Look out for the Great Hall’s features behind all green velvet curtains.

The Crawford Ball

The Crawford Ball scene was filmed at Leigh Court too - it takes place in Season 1 Episode 2, when Daphne is trying to fend off Lord Berbrooke's proposal.

So this ball isn’t anticipated with as much excitement as marriage plans start to take shape and fall apart all over the place.

We see a lot of the action taking place in what looks like the Leigh Court Tapestry Room. This time we follow Simon as he takes issue with Berbrooke's behaviour.

The Duke of Hastings and Lord Berbrooke's Fight

Queens House. Bill Bertram, CC BY-SA 2.5 , via Wikimedia Commons
Simon and Berbrooke fight outside the ballroom after clashing over Daphne in a scene that looks like it was filmed between the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House.

In the scene, Lord Berbrooke insults Daphne's reputation and they fight beneath the colonnades.

Prince Friedrich’s Ball

Daphne impresses Prince Friedrich as she descends the stairs of Leigh Court’s Great Hall in Episode 3. In the scene, the Great Hall’s staircase takes centre stage as the eligible Bridgerton sister

Bright lighting and low-key decorations highlight the ballroom’s Wedgwood-like palette - the perfect setting for belle of the ball Daphne. After all, she’s starting to feel at home in the debutante scene and these are her family’s signature colours.

The Vauxhall Celebration Ball

Stowe. Philip Halling, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Daphne and Simon dance together at the Vauxhall Celebration Ball, filmed at the Temple of Venus at Stowe landscape gardens.

It’s a stunning (and suitably named) location for a major turning point in the story, as Simon and Daphne plan to work together to avoid matchmaking.

In Season 1 Episode 1, the Temple of Venus is transformed into an outdoor ballroom with lanterns across the columns. Visitors to the gardens will find the Temple looking less festive, but it’s still an elegant feature in a true Georgian garden.

The National Trust-run Stowe gardens reach across the hillside before Stowe House in a labyrinth of follies, water features and planted gardens. The Temple of Venus seen in the Netflix romance was completed in 1731, and faces out across Eleven Acre Lake in the Western Garden.

Kent’s under-gardener was Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, known for setting out elegant gardens around the Palladian mansion of Jane Austen’s era. He perfected his skills creating Stowe’s Grecian Valley, on his way to becoming a celebrated landscape gardener.

Lady Trowbridge’s Ball

Lady Trowbridge’s ball was filmed at Hatfield House along with the garden scene, which was also shot at the Hertfordshire stately home.

“We searched and searched for the perfect garden maze to shoot this scene in. Found it at Hatfield House.”
Chris Van Dusen, Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer

The maze is part of the private West Garden so you can’t visit it, though you can catch a glimpse from the terrace. But in general, Hatfield is one of the Bridgerton filming locations you can visit in normal circumstances (check opening days before travelling).

And it’s worth touring when you get the opportunity, because the Trowbridge House scenes were filmed in the Marble Hall and Library, along with the North Front.