Bridgerton filming locations, High Tea at The Rubens at the Palace, a visit to London's oldest candle-lit wine bar, a tour of Grade I-listed Hampton Court Palace & more will leave you swooning.
Welcome to London, as your Bridgerton-inspired Social Season commences! Ready to make your debut? We'll meet at 5-star The Rubens at the Palace - your accommodation for the next 2 nights, no less, in a fitting location overlooking The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. This beautifully restored historic hotel with royal heritage, sumptuous rooms and warm British hospitality provides the perfect level of luxury for aristocratic tastes. After meeting your fellow travellers, it’s time to see and be seen. Join your new social circle on a jaunt around London, seeing all the legendary city highlights and some of the fabulous Bridgerton filming locations along the way. Finish your whirlwind debut and catch up on all the day’s gossip with an included proper English dinner, followed by drinks in a real Victorian-era pub.<br/>
Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace
Meals: Regional Dinner
Another day, another chance to delve into the 19th Century high society life of London and Greenwich. Today, you can truly channel your inner Daphne with a visit to the stunning Bridgerton Residence. Visit more of the show’s historic filming locations, including posh Victorian homes and lush rose gardens. This afternoon, debate your favourite Bridgerton power couples over an included authentic British high tea in the Palace Lounge at The Rubens at the Palace. With an in-house pastry chef whipping up fresh delicacies fit for royalty, this will be a tea to savour! This evening you can relax amongst the splendour of the rich and layered interiors of your accommodation, or you can take up the option of a theatre excursion - enjoying a show that rivals Siena’s talents, at the same opera house used in the series. Later, we'll end our night of culture and join the who’s who of London for drinks at the city’s oldest wine bar, Gordon's.<br/>
Accommodation: The Rubens at the Palace
Location: London, Bath
Rise and shine, time to put on your most Bridgerton-inspired ensemble for a big day of exploring and IG-worthy stops! We'll begin with a visit to Hampton Court Palace for a tour of the real palace used as the filming location for Queen Charlotte’s residence.Next, it's on to Bath, for a walking tour of the actual filming locations for so many of Bridgerton’s most memorable scenes. We'll get behind the scenes in this city with a local insider, who’s ready to spill the tea on all of Bath’s best sites and filming spots - stunning ballrooms, the Featherington House, Modiste’s Dress Shop, plus a stop at the Sally Lunn Bunn Shop for a famous 'bunn'– it’s all yours to explore in Bath. This evening you'll be free to find your own place to dine before we all settle down for the night at The Old Mill Hotel on the banks of the River Avon. Perhaps an evening stroll around the gardens before turning in?<br/>
Accommodation: The Old Mill Hotel
Location: Bath, London
Sigh, it’s the last day of your Bridgerton-inspired Social Season, so you better make the very most of it! You're free to roam this morning, so you can spend your time exploring Bath, then at about midday, pray for a rainstorm as we set out to explore Wilton House, the filming location for Hastings House among others. Seek sage advice from the halls that housed Lady Danbury, and promenade in the same parks where your favourite characters socialised in Surrey.As the day comes to a close, it's time to bid farewell to your new Bridgerton-loving social circle. We'll return to London and end our time together at Victoria Station, so you can make your trip home - by plane, horse-drawn carriage, or train. Farewell!<br/>
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