A new audio guide at Hampton Court Palace leads visitors to some of the spaces that have been seen on screen in the likes of Bridgerton and Sherlock Holmes.

Hampton Court Exterior

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Walk in the footsteps of big screen stars at Hampton Court Palace.

Groups can collect the audio guide, included in the admission price, from the information centre and learn about how the 500-year-old palace has been the setting of iconic TV and film moments since 1926.

Featuring interviews from producers as well as palace curators, the tour highlights blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again as well as the recent Netflix smash hit Bridgerton.

Groups will learn how stunts are performed in historic spaces, which film crew brought a zebra into the palace and how Historic Royal Palaces’ (the charity which cares for the palace) head gardener’s dogs have had a role to play in the movie business.

Combine the tour with a themed afternoon tea

Inspired by the Netflix smash hit show, Bridgerton, Hampton Court Palace has created a Queen Charlotte’s Afternoon Tea picnic box for groups.

Featuring the Duchess’ Finger Sandwiches, Farmer George’s Pork Pie and the Ton’s Scones, Queen Charlotte’s Afternoon Tea picnic box are available exclusively to groups of 20 or more.

Afternoon Tea at Hampton Court Palace, inspired by Bridgerton

Source: Historic Royal Palaces

Enjoy delicious treats inspired by the hit Netflix show.

Bookings will be managed directly by Historic Royal Palaces’ catering team, Company of Cooks and must be made at least two weeks before a visit. 

Seating will be reserved in the Tiltyard café from 12pm - 1pm. Alternatively, visitors can follow in the Bridgerton cast’s footsteps as they enjoy their Afternoon Tea within the palace gardens and courtyards.

Bridgerton is set in the Regency era, following eight close-knit siblings looking for love and happiness in London high society. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a spin-off series released in 2023, was also filmed at the palace, with key filming locations including Master Carpenter’s Court, Fountain Court, Clock Court, Base Court, the King’s Stairs and the Gardens.

More information about group visits to Hampton Court Palace can be found at www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/visit/group-visits.

Company of Cooks can be contacted at HRPEvents@companyofcooks.com