The Crown Tour
Luxury Film Location Tour London
The Royal Historical Drama of Queen Elizabeth II
The Crown is a historical drama streaming television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.
Buckingham Palace features heavily in The Crown but was unavailable for filming. The Queen’s residence in Westminster, London was recreated with several stately homes across the country, including Tudor estate Wilton House, near Salisbury, in Wiltshire. Wilton House’s Double Cube Room appears in almost every episode of The Crown. Built in 1543 by the 1st Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House is a work of Palladian-style architecture.
Wilton House was also the home of Bridgerton’s Duke of Hastings, Clyvedon Castle.
The Crown filming locations
Royal and regal settings
Stunning 19th century Belvoir Castle is picturesque both inside and out. In The Crown, several interior rooms were used to replicate Windsor Castle. Visit this royal icon perched on a hilltop in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire for a birds eye view across the surrounding landscape, and get lost in the castle’s lavishly decorated galleries and rooms.
You will see Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth> and Matt Smith (Prince Phillip) looking debonair in 1940s style in the Lyceum Theatre. The Lyceum Theatre is a West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, on Wellington Street, just off the Strand in central London. It has a seating capacity of 2,100. The origins of the theatre date to 1765.
Ely Cathedral stood in for Westminster Abbey on the wedding day of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. It is a noble Norman structure in the historic riverside city of Ely, Cambridgeshire. It was also the filming location in The Other Boleyn Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The King’s Speech.
Old Royal Naval College
Planted on the Thames in Greenwich, the Old Royal Naval College is a popular filming location including Les Miserables and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. For The Crown it recreated the exterior of Buckingham Palace.
The Wrotham Park house isn’t currently open to the public, however it is available for hosting private functions, banquets and parties. This Hertfordshire neo-Palladian house was completed in 1754, and still remains in the care and charge of the Byng family.
This magnificent building in the Hertfordshire countryside was as a location in The Crown, and has also starred in The King’s Speech, and Batman the Movie. Crowned with turrets and domes and stylised with gargoyles it is no surprise to see why this is a blockbuster screen location.
Hatfield House is the childhood home of Henry VIII’s children; all three were raised in the Old Palace, which dates back to 1485. It was here where Elizabeth I was told of her accession to the throne, making it very apt for use in filming for Elizabeth II, in The Crown.
Burghley House is a grand stately home near Peterborough, Lincolnshire. It was used for several exterior shots of Windsor Castle in Season Four of The Crown. Built in the 1600s it is a magnificent example of the great Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ houses. Conceived by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, Burghley is a testament to the ambition and vision of the most powerful courtier of the first Elizabethan age.
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
Visit the filming locations of Bridgerton the romantic and steamy period drama.
Explore Highclere Castle used to portray the Downton Abbey country estate.
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