Experience Bridgerton just a few hours from Birmingham – with beautiful architecture and gin teapots

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Netflix hit drama Bridgerton is set in Regency-era London, but did you know that many of the scenes were actually filmed in Bath? Just a two-hour drive on the M5 from Birmingham, this beautiful city is full of beautiful Georgian architecture, making it well worth a day trip.

You’ll recognize the long curved terrace behind a pristine lawn as Bath’s famous Royal Crescent, the city’s most striking landmark. But did you know there is a little hidden gin shop where you can enjoy gin cocktails and flavored gin served in china cups and teapots!

The ladies of Bridgerton love a glass of champagne and a cocktail, so we think they’ll love the Canary Gin Bar in the Bath Distillery Gin. Check out our guide to the best places to live the Bridgerton experience in Bath.

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Hop-on hop-off bus tour

You can hop on an open-top bus to enjoy commentary about the pretty Georgian town, from the famous crescent-shaped and Roman baths to the grand abbey and remnants of medieval history – many of which are featured in the Netflix series.

There are two routes to choose from, with 37 stops along the way, so you can use the bus to easily visit all the places in our guide. Read more here

Bath’s Fashion Museum in the Assembly Rooms

Lady Danbury’s ball was filmed in the tea room of the Bath Assembly Rooms, dating back to the 1770s. This is home to the City’s Fashion Museum, which houses a collection donated to the City of Bath in 1963 by Doris Langley Moore.

It’s a really fun collection, with everything from 70s platform boots to the Giorgio Armani dress worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for the CBS television special Oprah with Meghan and Harry.

Royal Crescent Museum

Bath is known for its crescent-shaped avenues lined with grand, honey-colored limestone buildings, and none is more famous than the beautiful Royal Crescent. It is not surprising that this landscape is used as the setting for the opening scenes of the first series and later for a duel on horseback.

Royal Crescent overlooks a green park, a wonderful place to enjoy the sun. Residents have their own lawn directly in front of the crescent, which is separated from the park by a concealed wall.

There, go to the Georgian House Museum No.1 Royal Crescent, which was used as the home of the Featheringtons in London† This immersive experience allows you to eavesdrop on a family as they would have lived, listen to gossip and conflict of the day, and also meet the servants. There is also a children’s trail. Read more here

Bath’s famous Royal Crescent was used as the backdrop for many scenes in the Netflix hit show Bridgerton

Canary Gin Bar

The ladies of Bridgerton are known for loving a few cocktails! The Canary Gin Bar is a quirky little spot tucked away on Queen Street. It is part of the Bath Gin Distillery, which is over 250 years old. You can pop in for an orange sloe gin or hopped rhubarb gin served from a Bath Gin teapot in china cups!

You can do a Distillery Tour Experience, a five minute walk from the bar, where you will meet ‘Jane’ the copper pot still as you are guided through the distillation and bottling processes. Or you can participate in a gin cocktail masterclass. Read more here

Thermae Bath Spa

We first meet the Bridgerton characters as they walk down Alfred Street and meet friends on the Royal Crescent before walking down Bath Street, home to Bath’s historic hot thermal baths.

The Cross Bath is an intimate open-air thermal bath where you can relax in the natural thermal waters flowing from the spring and a purpose-built poolside fountain. It costs around £30 per person to enjoy a 90 minute spa session. Read more here This beautiful building was used as the setting for Simon’s horseback riding tour.

The Abbey Deli

The Abbey Deli has been transformed into a clothing store ‘Modiste’ in Bridgerton where the characters have their clothes tried on. But you can also stop there to enjoy a hot chocolate and lunch. According to a Beautiful Bath blog, filmmakers used the actual interior of this store for Bridgerton, not just the window display.

The sandwich shop is located on a pretty little square, not far from the abbey. Eagle-eyed viewers can spot the square in many of Bridgerton’s shopping scenes, particularly the market stalls, and the arch at the bottom of the square is said to be where the Duke of Hastings gets drunk.

Theater Royal

Book in for a show while in Bath and you’ll find yourself on Beauford Square, the setting for many a horse-drawn carriage ride in the hit series. You’ll also find Gunter’s Tea Shop here – only it’s actually a hair salon called 12 Trim Street and not a cafe at all!

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Holburne Museum

Lady Danbury’s mansion is actually the Holburne Museum on Great Pulteney Street in Sydney Pleasure Gardens, a public park so the perfect spot for a picnic as part of our tour.

It is a Grade II listed building and was the city’s first public art gallery. It is now home to fine and decorative arts, built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. The Sydney Gardens have ornamental temples and bridges spanning the canal and railway.

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