Hot in more ways than one, “Bridgerton” has become a most-watch series for Netflix subscribers and the location where it is filmed is hoping to become a destination for fans looking to connect with their favorite characters.
With the series renewed in January for a second season, Bath in England’s Somerset County is ready to show what life would have been like for the Duke and Duchess of Hastings, in those moments when they were fully clothed, of course.
VisitBath has put together a terrific list of filming locations for fans of the period drama that is based on Julia Quinn’s novels. Travelers to England can reach Bath, which is west of London, on a leisurely 2.5-hour drive or 90-minute train ride.
No. 1 Royal Crescent
The exterior of No. 1 Royal Crescent is used in “Bridgerton” as 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 — scheduled to reopen in April — is a museum that has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been in the late 1700s. The rooms feature historic furniture and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents, both upstairs and downstairs. Top photo, “Bridgerton” cast members include (from left) Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton and Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton. (No. 1 Royal Crescent photo courtesy of VisitBath; “Bridgerton” photo by Liam Daniel/NETFLIX © 2020)
Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton and Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset are the stars of “Bridgerton”. (Photo courtesy of Liam Daniel/NETFLIX © 2020)
Royal Victoria Park
One of Bath’s most iconic landmarks makes for an impressive backdrop for filming, so you won’t miss it when it appears in “Bridgerton”. The Crescent — built between 1767 and 1775 — is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park and forms a sweeping curve of 30 Grade I listed terraced houses. (Photo courtesy of Visit Bath)
Beauford Square and Trim Street
Beauford Square, used for street filming in “Bridgerton”, is a square of two-story cottages built in 1730 to a design by John Strahan. The south side is formed by the original frontage to Theatre Royal Bath, and in the centre was a communal garden. It is now a small rectangular lawn, enclosed with wrought-iron railings. (Photo courtesy of Visit Bath)
Jonathan Bailey (left) as Anthony Bridgerton and Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset in a scene in “Bridgerton”, filmed in Bath, England. (Photo courtesy of Liam Daniel/NETFLIX © 2020)
Bath Street, with its cobblestones and striking line of colonnades down each side, appears in the first trailer for “Bridgerton” and is used for several street scenes. At the end of Bath Street is the Cross Bath and Thermae Bath Spa. Hence, this area is known as the Spa Quarter, where the water bubbles up from the springs at a temperature of 115 Fahrenheit degrees (46 Celsius). Unadorned by shop signs, the street fittingly captures 18th-century Bath for contemporary audiences. (Photo courtesy of Visit Bath)
MORE ABOUT BATH
Visit Bath: https://visitbath.co.uk/
Visit Britain: https://www.visitbritain.com/ca/en
“Bridgerton” on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80232398