Location scouting: Queen Charlotte’s Buckingham House & Kew Palace in the ‘Bridgerton’ prequel

Georgie Mihaila

Much like the original Bridgerton series, Queen Charlotte relies heavily on spectacular palaces, ancestral homes, and sprawling historic estates to recreate the opulence of times long past.

From Queen Charlotte’s palace to King George’s Kew House, to the already familiar Danbury Estate, each and every single property featured in the ‘Bridgerton’ spin-off is a piece of real estate eye candy.

So naturally, we had to track them down and see which real-life estates served as filming locations for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.


Queen Charlotte’s palace

Staying true to historic facts, the main royal residence on the show is the Buckingham House — which didn’t get its ‘Palace’ moniker until later on.

However, the Netflix series did not film scenes on location at the real Buckingham Palace in London.

To recreate the grandeur of the Queen's official London residence, the crew turned to other magnificent locations, a central one being Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace

One of England’s largest houses, Oxfordshire estate is best known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.


King George’s Kew Palace

Standing in for the king’s Kew Palace in Queen Charlotte is the stately Belton House in Lincolnshire, England.

Belton House 

For three hundred years, Belton House was the seat of the Brownlow and Cust family, and its history dates all the way back to the late 1600s.

However, scenes showing the king’s conservatory were filmed elsewhere, at the Waddesdon Manor, a country house in the village of Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, England.

The Danbury Estate

Hampton Court Palace, a Grade I listed royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, played the part of the Danbury Estate.

To see all the palatial estates and country houses used as filming locations for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story


More stories


Every palace and stately house in Bridgerton


Kate’s ‘Firefly Lane’ house


Ali Wong’s house in ‘Beef’