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"Lancaster House, situated in Westminster, London, holds a significant place in the British history and culture due to its stately architecture and rich heritage. This grand mansion was commissioned by the Duke of York and Albany in 1825 and is located just a stone's throw away from St James's Palace. On the series, the house was used to represent the interior of Queen Charlotte's Palace. Several scenes were shot in its opulent rooms, including the parlor, music room, drawing room, jewelry room, and bathroom. These settings played a pivotal role in portraying Queen Charlotte’s world in the series. In addition to its role in Bridgerton, Lancaster House also has a strong presence in the British government as it currently functions as a government building. Due to its frequent use for government functions, Lancaster House is not commonly open to the public. However, it does occasionally open its doors during the annual Open City event, offering a rare glimpse into its grandeur."
"Lancaster House was originally built in 1825 for the Duke of York and Albany, the second son of King George III. It is constructed from Bath stone, in a neo-classical style. The interiors were used as the film set for Queen Charlotte's Palace in the Bridgerton Netflix series. "
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Dearest Gentle Reader, It is with the greatest pleasure that I invite you on an enchanting journey through the most sparkling locales that our beloved England has to offer. Prepare yourself for a tour de force that shall transport you into the very heart of the Regency (and Victorian) era, an experience meticulously curated to delight and dazzle even the most discerning of travelers. Our grand adventure commences with a two-day guide galavanting through the illustrious city of London. There you shall meander through the hallowed halls, lush gardens, royal palaces, and more, much akin to the grand ballrooms and picturesque parks that set the stage for many a dramatic encounter. From there, we shall whisk you away to the quaint yet opulent city of Bath. Here, you will bask in the elegance of the Roman Baths and promenade through the grandiose Assembly Rooms, where one might imagine the whispers of courtship and intrigue still linger in the air. Next, the venerable seat of academia, Oxford, awaits your presence. You shall wander its cobblestone streets and explore its ancient colleges, each corner offering a glimpse into the storied past and romantic escapades worthy of our beloved series. As part of your visit, we will provide exclusive entry into an Oxford Ball, a soiree where you shall need your finest attire to mingle with the crème de la crème of society. Our journey shall culminate in the idyllic Cotswolds, a tapestry of rolling hills and charming villages that promise an immersion in bucolic splendor. You shall visit the acclaimed Blenheim Palace and take in the serene beauty of the English countryside, feeling every bit the lord or lady of the manor. With every step, you will trace the footsteps of our most beloved characters, visiting the very places where their stories unfolded. This is no ordinary excursion, but rather an invitation to live out your own Bridgerton fantasy, complete with all the opulence and elegance that befits a member of the ton. Yours most sincerely, Lady Whistledown ~ Itinerary at a glance: Day 1 - West London: Palaces, Shopping, & High Tea Day 2 - East London: Greenwich, Shopping & Craft Cocktails Day 3 - Bath Day Trip Day 4 - Oxford Tour & an Oxford Ball Day 5 - Blenheim Palace & The Cotswolds Also included: *Bridgerton filming locations and real-life inspirations from Bridgerton Seasons 1-3 (no spoilers for Season 3) and the Queen Charlotte prequel *Insider knowledge on how to attend exclusive Oxford Balls (from an Oxford alumnus) *Bridgerton themed recommendations for hotels, restaurants, tea cafes shops, stores, bars, and more! *UK travel tips from former UK residents ------------ This guide contains lesson's learned from our time living in Oxford and frequent travels around England. The Oxford Colleges can be confusing to navigate and we hope our insights as students & residents of Oxford are helpful! Also there was a learning curve for us in navigating the UK so, we filled this with tips that will hopefully be useful for first-time tourists. We trust you shall savour your sojourn in the countryside! We have it on good-authority that it will be the talk of society.
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