It is clear to see the realm has fallen head over heels with the romance of Netflix’s Bridgerton. Its salacious gossip, enticing plots, incredible costumes, beautiful sets and hypnotic cast have left us swooning. But Bridgerton isn’t just the same old period drama we are used to, the Netflix show has flipped this genre on its head and tells a 19th century tale through a modern lens, complete with ethnic inclusivity, on trend music and an extra dose of feel-good fabulous.
If the series has left you feeling ready to make your entrance into London society this season, allow us to indulge you with our top tips on how to enjoy a modern London experience of your own, worthy of a Duke and Duchess.
Debutants prepare your best countenance and pack every ounce of your beauty and charm, for you are about to witness what our flawless capital has to offer.
The exterior shots of the Bridgerton residence were filmed at Ranger’s House, Greenwich. Of course, with an extra splash of vibrant wisteria added especially for filming. The site is an English Heritage property, so you are able to visit and explore at your leisure from as little as £10 per person.
The house itself was built in 1723 and has been used throughout history to accommodate the Rangers of Greenwich Park as well as being home to a line of aristocrats and royals until 1902. Today the house is home to the Wernher Collection, a world-class art collection compiled by Sir Julius Wernher. During your tour, you can wander through a dozen elegantly panelled rooms and admire more than 700 works of art on display, from medieval sculptures and glittering enamels to ornate jewellery and Renaissance paintings.
Since the property is situated on the boundary of Greenwich Park and Black Heath, after your trip it seems only fitting that you take a promenade through the park like the very best of nobility, before hopping on the tube back to your own stylish London residence for the night.
Rosewood London is one of the finest five-star hotels in the capital. It is an urban haven, where you can escape the hubbub of city streets for an ambience of sweet sophistication and idyllic luxury. The hotel is housed inside an Edwardian Grade II-listed building, which has been sensitively renovated with a flamboyant Edwardian style, blending traditional English heritage with a contemporary twist.
Located on one of the London’s most historic streets in Holborn, the area has played a significant role in city life after the Inns of Court were established here during the 14th and 15th century. Through time Holborn has only continued to rise in significance, as demonstrated through its elite former occupants, including Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Thomas More, John Milton and Charles Dickens. More recently the area has become a central destination for world-renowned museums, attractive art galleries and influential colleges. Plus, it lies just outside of the theatre district.
During your stay you can delight in an array of London’s finest dining. Rosewood London presents everything from an afternoon tea inspired by the city’s energetic art scene to a dedicated venue especially for savoury pies, created to celebrate Britain’s most iconic dish. While here you certainly shouldn’t miss the Grand Brasserie which serves seasonal and locally sourced British cuisine served alongside London’s largest collection of gin.
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Interior scenes for the Featherington family home were shot inside Hatfield House within the Hatfield Park estate. This prestigious destination is located in Hertfordshire, just 21-miles north of the capital and can be reached very easily via a 30-minute train journey from Finsbury Park Station. A visit to this estate presents an ideal opportunity to swap the city streets for fresh country air, as Hatfield House is open to visitors from 19th May – 29th August and is also home to an impressively large woodland, park and landscaped gardens that are ideal for an amorous stroll.
Hatfield House’s name precedes itself and it boasts a long list of credits other than just Bridgerton to its curriculum vitae, including The King’s Speech, Wonder Woman and The Favourite. The property is steeped in more than 400 years of history, and has accommodated many nobles, aristocrats and royalty, most notably being the home to Queen Elizabeth I throughout much of her childhood.
Today the estate is a thriving community, providing more than 200 residential homes and historic spaces to house local business. Throughout your visit, not only can you peruse the property, but you can browse independent shops and seek refreshment in the estate’s restaurant. There is even a Real Tennis court located in the grounds, should you wish to immerse yourself in times gone by. Real Tennis is the oldest form of racket sport and a predecessor to modern day tennis and squash.
Located just a short walk from the celebrated Hyde Park, Roseate House is a luxurious boutique hotel contained inside three Grade-II listed townhouses near Paddington station. Originally built in 1842, the building is full of Victorian charm and allure which flows with continuity into its 48 elegant rooms and suites. Each room has been thoughtfully adorned and decorated with authentic Victorian furniture and artworks curated by celebrity antiques expert and appraiser, Jonty Hearnden.
Throughout your residence at Roseate House, you can dine at the hotel’s inner sanctum, The Hyde restaurant and bar, which is recognised as one of the best venues in Central London. Sample a broad menu of sophisticated European cuisine as well as enjoying an elevated afternoon tea experience. In fine weather head to The Hyde Garden, a hidden haven ideal for alfresco dining away from the busy city streets.
On a stay here you will also be over the moon to know that many of London’s most popular landmarks, such as Kensington Palace, The Royal Albert Hall and Oxford Street are within walking distance. So, whether you are looking to spend a pretty penny or simply be seen in all the right places there is a vibrant London district that ticks every box right on your doorstep.
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Syon House, located in Syon Park is one of several properties used for filming interior shots for the Duke of Hastings’ home. The estate is one of the last great houses of London that remains an active residence today for the Duke of Northumberland when he is visiting London. Although the house and gardens could fool you in to feeling you are deep in the great British countryside, the property is barely nine miles from Charing Cross and easily accessible using Transport for London, rail, tube or bus services.
The interiors of Syon House are opulent and lavish, showcasing deep vivid colours, incredible artwork and statues, and ornate furnishings. You will also discover richly decorated State Bedrooms that belonged to the young Princess Victoria and her mother the Duchess of Kent. The future Queen resided here when her governess was preparing her for her enormous upcoming role.
As you wander the many striking rooms, meander around the spectacular Great Conservatory and promenade through 40-acres of gardens you could spot more familiar viewpoints that you may recognise from TV and film. The property has been used extensively as a working set and you may have noticed it on ITV’s Poirot, Downton Abbey, Disney's Nutcracker and BBC's Killing Eve amongst many others.
Perched on the corner of Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall Place, the Corinthia Hotel London was originally built as the Metropole Hotel in 1885. With such a long-standing relationship with London’s social scene this building not only has a fascinating history but holds more high-society gossip within its bricks and mortar than we dare imagine. If only walls could talk, eh?
When it comes to fine literature and writings of intrigue, the Metropole Hotel also had a famous and regular guest who frequently stayed here to write, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And, as the story goes, not only is Metropole Hotel referenced in The Hound of the Baskervilles amongst others, but it provided a steady stream of inspiration for the author and his tales of fictional spies.
For an A-list experience, opt to stay in one of the Corinthia’s penthouse suites, which evoke an elegant residential style and feature stand-out outdoor terraces with exceptional city views. The Royal Penthouse is the crème de la crème. After checking-in to this regal accommodation and enjoying just a taste of the hospitality from your personal driver and private butler you’d be forgiven for believing you ruled over the whole city of London.
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To get a flavour for the real life sets of the Queen’s Residence in Bridgerton, you can visit two destinations in London; Hampton Court Palace which was used for its exterior shots and Lancaster House where interior scenes were filmed.
Hampton Court Palace is famous for its royal grandeur and gorgeous gardens. It is a magnet for millions of visitors every year after it opened to the public in 1838. Those who enjoy an alluring tale or two will be enthralled by its incredible history leading all the way back to Tudor times and enjoy hearing stories of the ghostly sightings of Henry VIII’s six wives. When you have had enough of sauntering through the landscaped outdoor space head inside to witness the superb art on display, which is some of the Royal Collection’s finest work.
For the Queen’s iconic inside scenes, Lancaster House was the setting. Situated in close proximity to Buckingham Palace and commissioned in 1825 by the Duke of York, the building became a social and political hub for the elite throughout the 19th century. More recently, the property has been used for a number of top-level international summits, fashion shows, wedding receptions, and filming. You may recognise it in Disney’s National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Netflix’s The Crown.
Positioned in the prestigious Grosvenor Square, in close proximity to Oxford Street and New Bond Street, The Biltmore offers the epitome of luxury living in the capital. With stunning views of the iconic London skyline, prepare to experience unrivalled service complete with Michelin-starred cuisine, VIP shopping trips, and a personalised Bentley experience available.
If all that doesn’t have you feeling like you are living the life of an aristocrat, just know that you are residing in an area that has been home to some of the most influential people in British history and culture. Take an enchanting stroll from The Biltmore to Belgravia on a specially created trail that leads you on a Blue Badge Guided Tour to get a better idea of the famous past neighbours this postcode is worthy of.
To start living out your own elite London adventure, don’t miss a trip to a local independent art gallery, spoil yourself with a musical treat with a night on the West End and dine in Jason Atherton’s The Betterment restaurant. On your return you will be welcomed in one of 357 lavish rooms and opulent suites which have everything you could need for an elegant stay in the city, including contemporary décor, designer toiletries and every expected modern comfort.
Learn more about The Biltmore, by clicking here. Or if you would like further suggestions on what to do during your break or where the best places in town are to hang out, speak with one of our personal travel managers who will be happy to make their individual recommendations. Call 0203 816 0985 or click here to enquire now.
In the Summer of 2022, Lady Whistledown herself invites you to attend an exclusive Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea, the social event of the season at The Lanesborough hotel. So, dust off your finest attire, and indulge in a limited-edition menu that pays homage to the ever-attractive Regency era and is sure to add the icing on the cake to your Bridgerton-inspired adventure.
Prepare to dine in an awe-inspiring venue, richly decorated, elegantly furnished and illuminated by a sensational domed glass roof. Savour a selection of fun finger sandwiches and brioche sliders, alongside the all-important scones with jam and cream, plus five signature sweet treats.
To avoid causing a scandal, begin planning your showstopping entrance into London society today. Place your trust in our team of specialist travel experts who are extremely well versed in organising not only the smoothest travel plans but scheduling an itinerary that would make even the most key figures in society jealous. What are you waiting for? Your modern taste of Regency magic awaits…
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