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If you were one of the 82 million viewers captivated by The Bridgertons, follow in their regal footsteps in our modern-day tour of Regency Britain.

If you escaped with the escapades of the tone in Regency England, now is the perfect time to plan for a real visit to the United Kingdom to promenade in the footsteps of the Bridgerton clan.

Whether you fancy a visit to a royal palace, a libation at a private club or a romantic interlude in a gazebo, ICONIC LIFE has your guide to seeing England through the eyes of a Bridgerton. But mind your Ps and Qs, as one never knows where Lady Whistledown lurks…

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BATH
Much of Bridgerton was filmed in the Regency city of Bath. With its Georgian architecture and rich history, the city still retains the look of England in the 1820s. Ninety minutes out of London, Bath is the place to start any Bridgerton tour of Britain.

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MATCHMAKING MOTHER
No. 1 Royal Crescent serves as the home where Lady Featherington schemes to find suitable husbands for her three daughters. Today it’s a museum designed to showcase what life would have been like during Regency England. No. 1 is part of Royal Crescent, probably the most famous landmark in Bath, and seen as a backdrop during many Bridgerton scenes depicting London’s Mayfair area. Housing the five-star Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa it’s the ultimate place to base for a Bridgerton tour of England.

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GALAS GALLORE
The Assembly Rooms were the social center of Bath during the Regency period. With their original Whitefriars crystal chandeliers and opulent décor, The Tea Room and Ball Room are the perfect setting for the many lavish balls and society events the elite of Bridgerton attend throughout the series. It’s also where Lady Whistledown gleans much of her gossip. Today travelers can tour the rooms or The Fashion Museum, which is housed onsite.

Holburne Museum in Bath from The Bridgertons

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ROYALS REGALED
Located in Sydney Pleasure Garden, the façade of this Grade 1-listed Georgian building was used to film the entrance scene to one of the many balls featured in the show. The Holbourne Museum was the first public art gallery in Bath and features works by Turner and Gainsborough.

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DANCING DECOR
With its grand staircase, gilded rooms and sumptuous décor, the Banquet Room at The Guildhall was used for several ball scenes in the series. For more than 350 years The Guildhall has been the seat of public administration in Bath and many of its rooms, including the Banquet Room, are available for private events.

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Dower House

TEA WITH THE DUCHESS
In addition to the Royal Crescent Hotel, other Regency era accommodations in Bath include The Windsor, Eight, or The Gainsborough Bath Spa. For an opulent afternoon tea worthy of a Bridgerton head to The Pump Room or Dower House Restaurant.

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LONDON CALLING
Even though much of the Bridgerton series was filmed in Bath, the show is set in London and many key scenes were filmed at locations in the capital city or just outside of it.

Even though much of the Bridgerton series was filmed in Bath, the show is set in London and many key scenes were filmed at locations in the capital city or just outside of it.

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QUEEN CHARLOTTE’S PALACE
Built for the son of King George III, Lancaster House in the toney St. James area of London, passes muster as the setting for all the interior shots of Queen Charlotte’s palace in the show. With a Grand Hall designed to mimic the Palace of Versailles and its sweeping staircase, it’s a home fit for royalty. The house was also used as the setting of the interior of Buckingham Palace in the series.

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HER MAJESTY’S COURT
Home of the infamous off-with-their-heads King Henry VIII, Hampton Court served as the exterior of Queen Charlotte’s palace. While the Queen wasn’t sending anyone to the gallows, a whiff of rejection by her majesty was enough to doom a young debutante to a life with the likes of a Lord Berbrooke. Today Hampton Court is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London.

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Reform Club

DRINK WITH THE DUKE OF HASTINGS
In the Pall Mall section of London, the Reform Club was the private club where the Duke of Hastings and Anthony Bridgerton regularly socialized. The exclusive club was founded in 1836 as a gathering place for those looking to advance democracy. Today visitors can enjoy a libation or indulge in a gourmet dinner or traditional afternoon tea.

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LOOK PRETTY ON THE PROMENADE
Long promenades in the park were a must for courting debutantes, and while London is filled with gorgeous parks, the best place to stroll like Daphne and Simon is in Hyde Park. The ICONIC park is located close to Grosvenor Square where much of Bridgerton is actually set, and its beautiful Serpentine lake provides a tranquil and romantic setting for a city promenade.

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STAY AND PLAY LIKE A BRIDGERTON
The show focuses on the exclusive St. James and Mayfair sections of London, which conveniently house some of the top hotels in the city like The Athenaeum Hotel, St. James’s Hotel, and Claridge’s. Make plans to dine or take tea at The Promenade at The Dorchester, The Palm Court at The Ritz London, or Jean-Georges at The Connaught.

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Dorney Court London from The Bridgertons

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MUST SEE SITES

HONEYMOON SUITE
Located just outside of London in the town of Windsor the Tudor manor house, Dorney Court, is the real life setting of the Coaching Inn, where Daphne and the Duke of Hastings spend their wedding night. The stately home, which has been in the Palmer family for more than 450 years, is open for garden and mansion tours.

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STEAMY STAY
If you’re in England with your sweetie, a trip north to York and Castle Howard is a must. The castle served as Clyvedon Castle, home of the suave Duke of Hastings. Stay at one of the holiday homes on the castle grounds and maybe, just maybe, you can sneak away one night to the gazebo to recreate one of the sexiest and steamy scenes of the season.

YOUR CARRIAGE AWAITS

Taking a horse and buggy across England would be uncomfortable and impractical in the 21st Century, instead enlist the services of VIP chauffeur company Chirton Grange to drive you in style to experience Bridgerton Britain. The company regularly drives politicians and celebrities and what happens in the backseat of their buggies would never make the pages of Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers.

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