Bridgerton season 2 was released on March 25 and this Netflix original series topped the streaming charts.
For those who missed the first series, Bridgerton is a contemporary period drama set in magnificent mansions and stately homes in England, with many outdoor scenes in their leafy grounds.
For those who saw the first season, season two has much, much less overt sexual stuff on the soft-porn, so some of us will find it less awkward to watch.
And for everyone else, perhaps the most endearing and believable “characters” are where the scenes take place.
Yes, these are real places. And yes, we can stand pretty much exactly where Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma stand. . .
BRIDGERTON SEASON TWO
London to Bath to Salisbury
+ In the London area, visit Ranger’s House, Syon House, St James’s Church, Wrotham Park and Windsor Great Park.
+ Then head towards Bath on the M4 (or less direct roads).
+ Basildon Park is not far from the M4 on the way to Bath.
+ In Bath, visit the Holburne Museum.
+ The drive on the A36 to Salisbury (about an hour) is pleasant, and there is Wilton House.
+ (Note 1: And take your time.)
+ (Note 2: Can be completed without wearing an empire waist dress.)
This Palladian-style mansion in south London is given real training in the series. It is used in many scenes. When you think of Bridgerton, you really think of Ranger’s House.
Chesterfield Promenade, Blackheath, London, SE10
Church of Saint-Jacques in Piccadilly
St James’s, established in the late 17th century, is used for Anthony and Edwina’s wedding ceremony, and where Anthony and Kate connect.
197 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London, W1.
Queen Charlotte’s heart-to-heart conversation with Edwina takes place in this 19th century mansion (less than a mile from St James’s).
Stable Yard, St. James’s, London, SW1.
Queen Charlotte’s “Throne Room at Buckingham Palace” is actually the Goldsmiths’ Hall, near St Paul’s Cathedral. Its grand hall is the scene of Edwina and Anthony’s respective boxes as they prepare for the lavish wedding that will not take place.
Foster Lane, London, EC2.
After the disastrous “wedding moment”, the Bridgertons and Sharmas are in need of some image repair – and their reunion takes place at Petworth House, a lavish country house with a stunning art collection.
Petworth House, London Road, Petworth, West Sussex.
Wilton Music Hall
Eloise Bridgerton’s first involvement in a feminist protest was at Wilton’s Music Hall. Put this East End theater (which has been around in some form since the 1690s) on your bucket list for a Cockney singing or storytelling event.
1 Graces Alley, London, E1.
Former Royal Naval College
Anthony Bridgerton worries about his ‘lady list’ at the Old Royal Navy College in Greenwich. The college grounds were also used as a street outside Featherington’s house.
King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10.
Great Windsor Park
Many of Anthony and Kate’s most romantic moments happen in Windsor Great Park. This is where the Viscount and Miss Sharma meet on their horses. The park also serves as the woods outside of Aubrey Hall. You can’t fall in love with these 1942 hectares of greenery.
The Crown Estate, Windsor Great Park, Windsor.
Hampton Court Palace
Once the seat of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace keeps popping up throughout season two. It is used for the exterior of Chancery Lane Printing Press and for various garden scenes, including those at Buckingham House and Danbury House.
Hampton Court Way, East Molesey, Surrey.
It’s the glitzy setting for a key part of Anthony and Kate’s steamy story and one character’s surprise farewell party.
Lower Basildon, Reading.
Bridgerton’s gruesome and barren ball was filmed in the Great Hall at Halton, one of the largest Royal Air Force stations in England.
Halton Camp, Aylesbury.
About the Bridgerton Balls, Syon House in Brentford’s Syon Park is the venue for the first dazzling ball of season two.
Wrotham Park is used as the main estate for Aubrey Hall, the Bridgertons’ country home. When you see drone footage of Aubrey Hall, you see Wrotham Park. Wrotham Park is used in many scenes.
Potters Bar, Barnet.
West Wycombe Park
. . . but Wrotham Park is not the only location used for the family’s campaign headquarters. West Wycombe Park Estate is a secondary location for Aubrey Hall and used for some interiors of the house, such as Anthony’s bedroom. It is also the location of Colin Bridgerton’s visit to the Crane Estate. The grounds are used for Anthony’s misadventure in the lake.
West Wycombe, High Wycombe.
Wrest Park is home to the Aubrey Hall Orangery and pictures of Aubrey Hall Gardens.
The Holburne Museum in Bath is used as the exterior for Danbury House. It’s a wonderful building with a very good art collection, and well worth a visit.
High Street Pulteney, Bathwick, Bath.
Wilton House is one of the hardest working places in Bridgerton. Its interiors are used for each of Queen Charlotte’s residences – St James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace. And Wilton’s famous Double Cube Room is used for Eloise Bridgerton’s failed debut in society. (He was also Buckingham Palace on The Crown.)