This "Bridgerton" Private Tour Lets You Visit The Real-Life Filming Locations
Still can't get over the Regency-era romance of the Duke of Hastings and Daphne Bridgerton? After all, a record-breaking 82 million households watched the Netflix show, making Bridgerton the most-watched series on the streaming platform. Besides the "regencycore" fashion and jewellery, we also can't help but want to visit the beautiful locations featured on the show.
To help your wanderlust, tour company, Rabbie's is now offering bespoke private tour itineraries to give you the full regency experience and leave you swooning—once it's safe to travel. But that doesn't mean you can't plan ahead or add these locations to your travel bucket list.
Rabbie's offer one-off itineraries and experiences where you pick from over 100 on-site locations to visit, some of which can be curated based on your favourite character, for instance, the charming Duke of Hastings. Your Bridgerton experience includes a dedicated tour guide who will provide insights on each of the filming locations.
Whether it's the Grade I listed No.1 Royal Crescent in Bath, where the Featherington home is in the series or the Holburne Museum and the Guildhall, which provided the extensive fodder for Lady Whistledown's newsletter. You can even visit the Modiste, where the character has their glamorous dresses made, as it's a real-life cafe tucked away down a charming street in the centre of the city.
Want to know more about the filming locations you can visit? We've rounded up some most notable spots that Rabbie's can take you to.
Salisbury and Bath
Head over to the beautiful countryside in the historic city of Bath, home to three of the most recognisable locations in the series. Holburne Museum is featured as Lady Danbury's estate and home to a collection of more than 10,000 objects, from porcelain and silver to miniature portraits, books and Roman coins.
This is also where you can see one of the first scenes from the show—when the young debutantes present themselves to Her Majesty in the Queen's throne room.
Enjoy a two-hour walking tour to promenade through Bath's beautiful and historic streets and pay a visit to Pickled Greens, the cafe used for the Modiste dress shop, where every debutante have their lavish ballgowns made.
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Head over to the Royal Crescent, where the exterior of the Featherington's house was shot. This gorgeous street is one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK.
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After leaving Bath, you can head over to the beautiful Wilton House in Salisbury. It's one of the most heavily featured sites in the series, with many of its gardens and staterooms appearing in almost every episode.
Historic Dockyard Chatham
Over to the city of Kent, also called, the garden of England, you can see the Historic Dockyard Chatham. It's one of England's most important royal dockyards due to its role in historical events such as the Spanish Armada and the Cold War. It also plays a part in several films and TV shows including Bridgerton. The dockyard was used to show the lower class when Lady Featherington takes Marina to the slums. This is also where Simon and Will have their boxing matches.
You can also stroll around the cobbled streets as there are several charming cafes, restaurants and pub for you to visit.
Enjoy a panoramic drive to Syon House in Brentford. Here, you might recognise the Print Room which was used as Simon's father's study. The State Dining Room was also used for Queen Charlotte's meeting with her husband, King George II over dinner.
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You can also visit Painshill Park in Cobham which is featured in Bridgerton as Primrose Hill. This is where the elite families in the show spend a lot of time in, ambling the winding paths while sharing the latest gossip.
Before you end your day, stop by the historic Greenwich. Here, you have the chance to visit the Rangers House, which is home to an exquisite art collection and was once the home of George II's sister. This Georgian villa is the Bridgertons' family home in the series.
Greenwich is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Cutty Sark, as well as a popular neighbourhood for independent markets, shops and cafes.
Bridgerton has a number of steamy scenes and lead actor Regé-Jean Page who plays the Duke of Hastings describes the series as "35 shades of grey" during an interview, as a nod to 50 Shades of Grey. One of the more memorable intimate scenes between Simon and Daphne takes place in the library which in real life is at the Reform Club situated on Pall Mall in London.
The Reform Club, a private members club, used to be just an all-male membership for decades until it changed its rule to include admitting women in 1981. The location was also used when Simon and Anthony were socialising in a gentleman's club.
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As of now, the tour is being offered on a rolling basis, to inspire those overseas to add this to their travel plans when they visit the UK. For those based in the UK, the tours will be conducted with social distancing measures in place, reduced groups and increased cleaning measures. To arrange a private tour, please call Rabbie's at +44(0) 131 226 3133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.