Welcome to 1813 Regency London – this is the year Netflix has set its juicy period drama “Bridgerton”.
The phenomenally successful eight-part series is narrated by none other than Julie ‘Mary Poppins’ Andrews, who stars as an undercover scandal and romance gossip columnist, Lady Whistledown. The first series has proved so successful that Netflix is currently filming the next eight-part series and the promise of even more drama and intrigue to come as it retells the bestselling books of Author Julia Quinn.
Bridgerton gives us a Royal dose of regency, scandal and romance following the aristocracy lives through a great period in British history. The Netflix filming is set to move some of its filming to a specially designed film set on the current Duke of York’s land in Sunningdale near Windsor. So why not start planning your next treat with a visit to some of the ‘real’ homes and locations seen during the original series on a Black Taxi Tour London Tour.
Our tours are separated into two types. One takes place in Bath and the other in London. Both tours pick up from London.
For devoted Bridgerton fans we recommend our day trip to Bath. Eventhough the drama is supposedly in Mayfair, London, most of the filming was done in Bath. So, whether it is a trip to Lady Danbury’s House or a visit to the Baron and Lady Featheringtons unique address in the Royal Circus, we cover all Bridgertons Bath filming locations in a day of touring.
The day begins with a central London pick up by a real London licensed taxi and tour guide specialist driver. We stop off en route to “Bridgerton” Bath in a picturesque country village for a coffee or morning tea before we carry on to the World Heritage City and Spa Town of Bath.
The honey Cotswold stone buildings will really wow you as we embark on a film ‘pitstop’ location around this beautiful city. The tour includes Grade II listed Abbey Green which hosted “Modist” dress shop and the cobbled street stands in Covent Garden as well as the striking colonnades of Bath Street which appears in the first trailer. We also accompany you into the Assembly rooms which were used to film the lavish balls and events of the high society and visit the fashion museum which showcases the marvellous, elaborate costumes and jewellery of that time.
Once we have exhausted you with Bridgerton facts and photo opportunities, we will let you rest in a classic central city British pub for lunch. Then you decide if you wish to visit the famous, beautifully preserved Roman Baths from 2000 years ago, or we head out of Bath and tour the magnificent Wilton House near Salisbury which doubles up as the home of our Bridgerton stars; the Duke and Duchess of Hastings. This magnificent stately home is open for visitors to see where all the interior shots were taken including the raunchy ones! You can also see the landscaped grounds and the current Earl of Pembroke’s classic car collection before we safely return you to your London drop off for dinner.
Our London based tour takes approximately four hours. We visit the grade I listed Rangers House complete with rose garden that doubled as Bridgerton House, ran by the Dowager Viscountess Violet and her eight alphabetically named children. Enroute we will try to show as many of London’s historic iconic buildings and bridges, stopping for brief narrative and photo opportunities.
We return from Bridgerton House to the very royal quarter of London, St James. Complete with its Palace, we will guide you through British monarchy and aristocracy highlights and spot a couple of further Bridgerton film locations. Around every corner and alleyway there is a story or secret of London’s high society including where Gentlemen dualled with swords in the Capital’s smallest square. We escort you to Regency period shops and fashion houses as well as a ‘real secret’ High Street. We look at beautiful architecture and even have time for a quick drink in London’s second oldest licensed public house.
Now…. As Lady Whistledown would say “That is something not to be missed and make sure all knows too!”