Downton Abbey In London Movie Site Locations (Private Half Day Tour)

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: London, London

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Downton Abbey movie location hunt
A time-travel back to Edwardian London

Downton Abbey Location
Yorkshire may have been the setting for the earlier episodes, but London started to hog the limelight as the show clocked its later innings. Remember Lady Edith’s risqué romance with that old smooth-talking magazine editor Michael Gregson?

Flashback to the popular scenes set at the city’s iconic landmarks. Play guessing games to jog your memory. Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House, Bridgewater House, Belgrave Square, Criterion Restaurant, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, Albert Memorial, Astor House, St. Pancras Station, and these are just for starters. How many could you count?

Be bowled over by a few secret locations, including Lord Grantham’s London stately home. Our accredited Private Driver Guide happens to be a Downton Abbey fanatic. Brace for non-stop peppy conversation, not crisp commentary.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • COVID-19 Special Measures. The health and safety of our guests is always our top priority here at BCHT. We are putting in place some extra special measures for all future tour activities: All our vehicles will be sanitised with disinfectant cleaning by th
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The transparent partition screen provides a unique private passenger compartment which also has a separately controlled air-conditioning system.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Accredited London Private Driver Guide (who is also a Downton Abbey fanatic) will provide you with a panoramic sightseeing trip with a running commentary – punctuated by stops for stand up presentations at London’s Downton Abbey movie site locations. Downton Abbey fans will know that the early series of the drama was mostly set in Yorkshire, with a Christmas Special set in Scotland – but in later series London became a real star of the show!

London really started to hog the limelight once Lady Edith’s risqué romance with that old smooth-talking magazine editor Michael Gregson got going. Inevitably we shall also get to view and stop at MANY of London’s iconic landmarks plus a few secret ones (including Lord Grantham’s London stately home):

Buckingham Palace + Houses of Parliament + Big Ben + Palace of Westminster + Parliament Square + St James’s Palace + Lancaster House + Bridgewater House + St. James’s Square + Spencer House + Green Park + The Mall + Admiralty Arch + Belgrave Square + Downing Street + Caxton Hall + Criterion Restaurant + Ritz Hotel + Saville Club + Trafalgar Square + Piccadilly Circus + Marble Arch + Park Lane + Hyde Park + Royal Albert Hall + Kensington Palace + Astor House + Temple Place + Lincoln’s Inn Fields + Hoxton Hall + Chepstow Villas + St. Pancras Station.
We shall also walk in the footprints of those stars of the series (many of whom hail from the London area):

Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham) is from Blackheath
Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley) from Romford)
Maggie Smith (Violet Crawley, the Dowager) from Ilford
Dan Stevens (Mathew Crawley) from Croydon (which is not far from Crawley!)
Lilly James (Lady Rose) from Esher
Jessica Brown-Findlay (Lady Sybil Crawley) from Cookham
Samantha Bond (Lady Rosamond Painswick nee Crawley)
David Robb (Dr. Clarkson) the Scotsman, also hails from London, although he grew up in Edinburgh.

Final set-down point for this tour can be any preferred Central London location of choice – so let us know if you would like our Concierge Team to make an Afternoon Tea reservation for you! Please contact us separately should you be interested in a bespoke ‘Downton Abbey in the English Countryside’ experience – which includes Highclere Castle + Bampton Village + Enchanted Manor House at Basildon Park (scene of Lady Rose’s wedding).

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Buckingham Palace
Host for the Grand Balls enjoyed by Lord Grantham’s daughters.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Lancaster House
Stately Home used by the award-winning movie drama series for the interior shots at Buckingham Palace - this one holds a secret that Downton Abbey fans will love!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

St. James's
London neighbourhood of the Grantham Family and their Stately Home.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Piccadilly Circus
An amusing Downton Abbey ‘blooper’ happened here!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Criterion Restaurant is where Edith had her clandestine dinner dates with Michael.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Notting Hill
This swish neighbourhood was home to Michael Gregson - the employer and lover of Lady Edith Crawley.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hyde Park
Filming location in this Royal Park.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kensington Gardens
Scene for the family picnic and location where Lady Mary broke up with Lord Gillingham.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Albert Memorial
‘You will know it when you see it’ was advice given to the staff unsure of where to find the location for their picnic.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palace of Westminster
Lord Grantham would have spent many afternoons in the House of Lords - and possibly falling asleep in those soft padded seats!

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Statue of George V
The British monarch in Edwardian London looks over to where his Government declared war on Germany in 1914.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Parliament Square
Centre of power in Edwardian times.

• Admission Ticket Free

Downing Street
London Residence of the British Prime Minister.

• Admission Ticket Free

Thames River
The lifeblood of the City of London.

• Admission Ticket Free

Two Temple Place
Location for the celebrity wedding between Lady Rose and Atticus Aldridge.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lincoln's Inn Fields
London’s largest public square was popular scenery with the Downton Abbey movie-makers.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Pancras International Station
Railway terminus where Lady Edith was reunited with her editor and love interest Michael Gregson.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Elegant neighbourhood and playground for Edwardian aristocratic society - which has the most expensive real estate in London.

• Admission Ticket Free

Savile Row
Beautiful wedding venue in the heart of Mayfair - which doubled-up as the Jazz Club where Lady Rose first flirted with Jazz Singer Jack Ross at the Lotus Club.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Belgrave Square
Residence of Rosamund Painswick in the movie.

• Admission Ticket Free

National Gallery
World class Art Gallery - where Lady Grantham meets with Simon Bricker.

• Admission Ticket Free

Covent Garden
Vibrant neighbourhood which includes the restaurant where Edith went to meet Michael to consider writing for his magazine.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

London’s night life district which featured the Blue Dragon Jazz Club in the drama.

• Admission Ticket Free


Total city tour
Cara_N, 20-03-2022
We had a great morning with our guide William. He is obviously an expert on the city. I loved all his info on filming locations for downton abbey and other things. We had a gorgeous day and I would absolutely do this tour again.

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