The period drama “Bridgerton” was released by Netflix on Christmas Day, 2020, and received an amazing viewership of 63 million households since its release. Besides the beautiful costumes and the talented actors, viewers took notice of the filming location. The beautiful city of Bath in England was used as the set, which is full of Roman and Georgian architecture. Now anyone can explore the film set of the Netflix series and see the gorgeous architecture upfront.
About ‘Bridgerton’ on Netflix
“Bridgerton” is based on the bestselling novels of Julia Quinn and is a period drama set in the early 1800s. The series is narrated by Dame Julie Andrews and follows the high-society lives of the Bridgerton family and their romances. The following form part of the film locations for the popular series.
1. Royal Crescent
This is one of the most iconic landmarks of Bath and makes the ideal backdrop for “Bridgerton.” Royal Crescent contains 30 Grade-1 listed terraced houses, built between 1768 and 1775. The crescent curves around a perfect green and lush lawn and overlooks the famous Royal Victoria Park. The only thing about using the crescent for the period drama is the fact they didn’t think to digitally erase the yellow parking lines on the street!
The exterior of No. 1 Royal Crescent is used as the home of the Featherington family. However, a visit to this house will reveal a museum which is furnished and decorated in the style of the late 1700s. Each room in the house is full of historic artifacts and furniture that represent life for the fashionable Bath residents back then. Right now, the museum is closed, but it is set to reopen in April 2021 and is an ideal attraction for “Bridgerton” fans.
Abbey Green is hidden away behind the Roman Baths in Bath. Here, you will find the Pickled Greens shop and café. However, in “Bridgerton,” the shop is used for the Modiste, a dress shop from the story. Filming took place both inside and outside of this lovely Grade-2 listed building, with its traditional double-fronted bay windows.
In the first trailer for “Bridgerton,” viewers will have seen Bath Street. It was used for a variety of street scenes in the series. The street is lined with elegant colonnades on either side and boasts cobbled paving. At the bottom of the street, Thermae Bath Spa and Cross Baths can be found, where water bubbles up from the hot springs. The perfect locations to soak your troubles away..
The Assembly Rooms were used as the ballroom and tea room in the series and gave the perfect backdrop to the sumptuous ball scenes. Originally, the Assembly Rooms were the social epicenter of Georgian Bath. These days, they are used for modern functions and conferences. When the rooms are not in use, visitors can explore the elegant rooms and spot the original Whitefriars crystal chandeliers. They can also visit the largest 18th-century room in Bath
Beauford Square is lined with 2-storey cottages, built in 1730 by architect John Strahan. On the south side of the square stands the original frontage of the Theatre Royal. The square used to house a communal garden, but now has a small lawn, enclosed by wrought iron railings. Just around the corner from the square is Trim Street, where a shop interior was used in the series,
Besides the Assembly Rooms, several of the ball scenes were filmed in the banqueting room at the Guildhall. This elegant Georgian building has elegant plasterwork and grand staircases. In the banqueting room, historic paintings, ornate gilding and soaring ceilings can be seen. This was one of the perfect sets for “Bridgerton.”
The Holburne Museum in Great Pulteney Street was used to film the entrance to one of the “Bridgerton” ball scenes. The Grade 1 listed building has an elegant facade and was originally built as a hotel. These days, it hosts a collection of fine and decorative art.
Incidentally, according to Entertainment Chronicle, season 2 of the period drama has started filming and will reveal several equally attractive locations in England, including Sunninghill Park Estate in Ascot.
For those who have not yet watched “Bridgeton,” the trailer below gives an idea of the pomp and grandeur of Bath and the Netflix series.