You are invited to the ball!
Anthony and Kate in Bridgerton

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Are you ready for another delightful dose of Regency scandal and romance this spring? Series two of Netflix smash-hit Bridgerton returns on 25th March, this time following eldest Bridgerton sibling Anthony's quest for love in the family's high-society circles, while Lady Whistledown and her troublemaking quill keep tabs on all the drama. 

The period romance is based on bestselling books by Julia Quinn, produced by Shonda Rhimes (of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal), and narrated Gossip Girl-style by none other than Dame Julie Andrews. Most excitingly for us, Bath stood in for eighteenth-century London in much of the first series and the crew were back to film scenes for series two at the Holburne Museum.

That makes a trip to Bath one of the best ways to enter the world of Bridgerton in real life. Here are some of the filming locations you can explore around the city…

Abbey Green in Bath

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Abbey Green

Tucked away behind the Roman Baths, you’ll find The Abbey Deli (previously called Pickled Greens), on Abbey Green. The café stands in for the Modiste – a dress shop key to the story in series one. Filming took place inside and out of the Grade II listed building, which features traditional doubled-fronted bay windows. Another part of Abbey Green was also used to stand in for Covent Garden, London.

Exterior of No.1 Royal Crescent

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No.1 Royal Crescent

The exterior of No.1 Royal Crescent is used 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 is a museum which 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.

Royal Crescent

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Royal Crescent

One of Bath’s most iconic landmarks makes for an impressive backdrop for filming – you can't 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 and forms a sweeping curve of 30 Grade I listed terraced houses.

Bath Street

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Bath Street

Bath Street, with its cobblestones and striking line of colonnades down each side, is used for several street scenes in series one of Bridgerton. 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 46 degrees. Unadorned by shop signs and capturing eighteenth-century Bath perfectly, the street definitely lends itself well to filming.

Beauford Square and Trim Street

Beauford Square, used for more street filming, is a square of two-storey 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.

The exterior and interior of a bathroom showroom on Trim Street (with the taps, sinks and toilets out of view!), around the corner from Beauford Square, also features in the series.

Ball room at the Assembly Rooms

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The Assembly Rooms

Bridgerton is a series full of high-society events and lavish balls, where the characters dance and socialise under the watchful eye of the entire town. The Tea Room and Ball Room of the Assembly Rooms make perfect, grand backdrops for the sumptuous ball scenes full of glamorous and vivacious costumes and hairstyles.

Once the social epicentre of Georgian Bath, the rooms are still in use for functions and conferences, and you can visit them when they are not in use. Grand and elegant, the Assembly Rooms are home to spectacular, original Whitefriars crystal chandeliers and the largest eighteenth-century room in the city.

The Guildhall in Bath

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The Guildhall

The Banqueting Room at the Guildhall was also used for ball scenes in the series. Centrally located, the Guildhall is an elegant Georgian venue, with grand staircases and elegant plasterwork. The Banqueting Room is a fine, highly decorated room with ornate gilding, historic paintings, and soaring ceilings.

Bridgerton scene by the Holburne Museum

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The Holburne Museum

The exterior of the Holburne Museum was used for filming the entrance to one of the ball scenes in Bridgerton series one, standing in for Lady Danbury's grand abode, and will make an appearance in series two. 

On the impressive approach, via the wide Great Pulteney Street, the building’s elegant façade and gardens provide an inkling of its grandeur and history. The Grade I listed building was originally designed and constructed as a hotel, but is now home to a collection of fine and decorative art. 

In addition to Bridgerton, Bath as a city has many more on-screen credits, used for filming in multiple films and TV series. Find out more here.

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