The first episode of the Netflix’s highly anticipated new show, Bridgerton, premieres on Christmas Day.
The English period drama is set in the early 1800’s. Bridgerton is based on the best-selling books by Julia Quinn, and narrated in gossip-girl style by Dame Julie Andrews. The show follows the Bridgerton family, and all the up-and-downs of their high society lives and romances.
Settle in for the holidays and become inspired to travel by viewing the locations used as sets in the series. Plan your trip to Somerset County’s largest city that is steeped in Georgian Architecture. Bath is less than one hour away from London by train.
Read on to learn our six favorite filming locations for Netflix’s Bridgerton in Bath, England.
Tucked away behind the Roman Baths is the Pickled Greens shop and café which stands in for the Modiste, a dress shop key to the story. Filming took place inside and outside of the Grade 2 listed building. The building features traditional doubled fronted bay windows. Another part of Abbey Green was also used to stand in for Covent Garden.
Bridgerton promises to be full of high-society events and lavish balls, where the characters dance and socialize under the watchful eye of the entire town. The Tea Room and Ball Room of the Assembly Rooms make a perfect grand backdrop for the sumptuous ball scenes. Each scene is full of glamorous and vivacious costumes and hairstyles.
Once the social epicenter of Georgian Bath, the rooms are still in use for functions and conferences. You may visit them when they are not in use. The Assembly Rooms are home to spectacular, original Whitefriars crystal chandeliers and the largest eighteenth-century room in the city.
Bath Street is filmed for several street scenes. This famous street is known for its’ cobbled paving and striking line of colonnades running down each side. At the bottom of Bath Street lies the Cross Baths and Thermae Bath Spa.
This area is known as the Spa quarter of Bath where the water bubbles up from the springs at a temperature of 46 degrees. Unadorned by shop signs and capturing eighteenth century Bath perfectly, Bath Street lends itself well to filming. This street was also filmed for Bridgerton’s trailer.
The exterior of the Holburne Museum was used for filming the entrance to one of the ball scenes in Bridgerton. The building’s elegant façade and gardens provide an inkling of its grandeur and history. Originally designed and constructed as a hotel, it is now home to a collection of fine and decorative art.
No. 1 Royal Crescent
The exterior of No. 1 Royal Crescent is used for the home of the Featherington family. In the story, Lady Featherington devotes her time to navigating her three daughters through the social season to find them suitable husbands.
No. 1 Royal Crescent, due to reopen April 2021, is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been in the late 1700’s. The rooms feature historic furniture and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents.
One of Bath’s most iconic landmarks makes for an impressive back drop for filming Bridgerton. You will certainly not miss it when it appears in Bridgerton. The Royal Crescent, built between 1767 and 1775, is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park. It forms a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I listed terraced houses.