The UK’s most exciting summer events for Bridgerton fans

Dearest reader, the event of the year is upon us – Bridgerton season 3 lands on Netflix on May 16th 💐

Once you’ve binged the new season, we implore you to take some fresh air and exercise for your constitution. We cordially invite you to 8 of the finest affairs across the UK, fit to fill that Bridgerton-shaped hole in your life! Read on and get planning for these gorgeously themed Bridgerton events.

Bridgerton Afternoon Tea

The Lanesborough, London (from 16th May)

Bridgerton Afternoon TeaOn good authority from Lady Whistledown, this refined afternoon tea experience is a social event not to be missed. The Lanesborough blends Regency splendour with contemporary glamour, with a richly decorated dining room that’s naturally illuminated by a domed glass roof. Here, head pastry chef Pierre Morvan-Benezet will delight you with his menu, paying homage to the families in season 3 of Bridgerton.

It would be a scandal to miss out on his refined selection of finger sandwiches, pastry tartlets, delectable scones and signature sweet treats.

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Bridgerton Filming Locations Tour

Castle Howard, North Yorkshire (19th May and 23rd June)

Castle HowardCastle Howard was the perfect location for the Duke of Hastings’ ancestral home, Clyvedon Castle, and you can tour some of Bridgerton’s key filming locations behind its 300-year-old walls. Lose yourself in the Regency era as you explore its Great Hall, private bedrooms and follies.

Get behind-the-scenes insight into what it takes to manage film projects – from scouting locations to taking care of the actors and crew. Other Bridgerton-themed activities around the site include Sounds of Bridgerton in the Boar Garden and a Bridgerton-themed photo booth.

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Bridgerton Ball

The County Assembly Rooms, Lincoln (5th Oct)

This glittering soirée promises to be the talk of the Ton for weeks to come. Following an elegant Afternoon Tea at 2pm, attendees will perfect their steps and twirls with a professional dance lesson. This is all in preparation for the evening that awaits, where a horse-drawn carriage will transport you to meander through moonlit streets before the main event.

An evening of grandeur will unfold beneath the twinkling chandeliers of the County Assembly Rooms’ ballroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in high-society Bridgerton life!

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Visit Blenheim Palace

Oxfordshire (ongoing)

Blenheim ParkA filming location for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, visitors to Blenheim Palace will step back into a time of elegance and resplendence. Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and the birthplace of Winston Churchill, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. On the Lights, Camera, Action Trail you can walk in the dainty footsteps of Queen Charlotte.

You’ll visit locations from the blockbuster series and films made here – Bridgerton being just one of many! Go on to explore gilded State Rooms, secret corridors, the downstairs lives of palace staff and the history of illustrious guests.

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Royal Ascot

Berkshire (18th-22nd June)

Royal AscotWe’re off to the races! That’s what Lord Anthony Bridgerton declared in season 2 and you can too! Bridgeton-inspired elegance made its way into the fashion directives of attendees to Royal Ascot as a result and we, for one, hope it’s here to stay. There’s no soiree in the social calendar quite as revered as Royal Ascot – the horseracing event that unfolds in mid-June. It promises the finest racing, hospitality and, of course, style.

Trot about for the afternoon, champagne flute in hand and experience the elegance and excitement of this annual celebration of all that is British.

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Candlelight Bridgerton Cruise

York (20th June)

Candlelight concertGet caught up in the romance of your favourite series as you cruise the Ouse accompanied by the Ebor String Quartet. These musical virtuosos will play all the music from the hit series, with its elegant and contemporary take on classical pieces. Allow on-board waiters to serve you a glass of fine fizz while you soak in the environment.

This is an exclusive event for only the highest of society – or at least those who are first in the booking queue!

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Bridgerton World Tour

London & worldwide (TBC)

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan on Bridgerton S3 press tourTighten your corsets! The ultimate Bridgerton tour is coming, and although dates have not yet been announced, it’s already the talk of the Ton! Aside from London, fans can jet off to catch stars of the season as they take the glamour beyond the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Mayfair. The Netherlands, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, North and South America, Canada, Italy and Poland are all set to get the Bridgerton treatment.

So far, stars confirmed to tour include Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan who will captivate audiences as Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington in season 3.

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Jane Austen Regency Week

Various locations, Hampshire (21st-30th June)

Pride and Prejudice bookBefore Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Bassett, there was Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Jane Austen wrote the original and best Regency drama and Bridgerton owes her much. The Jane Austen Regency Week celebrates the writer in her home county while exploring this fascinating period of history and cultural heritage.

Regency attire is actively encouraged with horse and carriage rides, market stalls, music and dancing throughout. Expect a summer Regency ball, a Regency picnic and workshops in everything from making feather headpieces to dancing.

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