Bridgerton is the show that quickly became our favourite guilty pleasure after it first aired in 2020. Full of shameless social climbing and desperate matchmaking, it’s a light-hearted take on stuffy period dramas. And the mystery of Lady Whistledown’s true identity had more than just the characters gossiping.
Of course, the show’s filming locations are much easier to identify. Although they’re not in London’s Mayfair as you might expect.
Read on to find out where Bridgerton was filmed, and take a look at our TV Map of Britain to find your favourite TV show hotspots.
The exterior of the Bridgerton family home features heavily in season one. However, it’s not in Mayfair’s Grosvenor Square as claimed but in Greenwich. This Georgian villa is actually Ranger’s House and it was once lived in by the honorary keeper of Greenwich Park. This lovely building is now open to the public and is filled with more than 700 pieces of art.
Bath’s stunning Royal Crescent is one of its biggest tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s appeared on screen many times in films such as The Duchess and shows including Inspector Morse. But, for Bridgerton, the front of the crescent doubles as the Featherington family home in Grosvenor Square.
The grand, columned exterior of Lady Danbury’s home makes an appearance in several key scenes. You’ll see it gracing the background in the very first episode when we’re introduced to Simon and Lady Danbury. In real life, this is Bath’s Holburne Museum which is crammed full of interesting objects.
North Yorkshire’s Castle Howard appears as Clyvedon Castle in the show. It makes a grand entrance in episode six after Daphne and Simon are married. The exterior, hall and grounds of the castle were used to create the fictional residence. Death Comes to Pemberley and Victoria were also filmed at this ornate stately home.
You may be wondering where Bridgerton’s decadent interiors were filmed. Many were shot at Wilton House near Salisbury. The estate is also in the opening scene of episode two in the first season. It’s where Daphne and Simon thrash out their arrangement. The big giveaway is the fancy Palladian Bridge in the background. Wilton House has also popped up in The Crown.
This historic visitor attraction is used more than once in the show. The interior was used for many of the boxing scenes and the exterior depicted the grimy streets where Lady Featherington shows Marina her future. The dockyard’s streets have also appeared frequently in Call the Midwife.