Hatfield House is located in Hertfordshire County, northwest of the capital. It was used for some of the interiors of the Featheringtons’ home, but its exterior is just as famous. Fans of the Jonas Brothers will recognize the outside of Hatfield House from the opening shot of the band’s video for “Sucker,” which also utilized some of the rooms for interior shots. Bridgerton isn’t even the first Netflix drama to use the house; the streaming service’s adaptation of period thriller Rebecca shot there, too. (No, the house is not what viewers think is wrong with Netflix’s Rebecca.) Hatfield also hosted scenes from The Crown and new spin on the Sherlock mythos, Enola Holmes. The black-and-white checkered corridor where Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) and Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge) have a showdown with the movie’s villain was actually shot in the house’s armoury.
Architectural Digest reports that Hatfield House has also been used for many non-Netflix movies, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, V for Vendetta, The King’s Speech, Wonder Woman and The Favourite. In the latter, Queen Anne’s (Olivia Coleman) bedchamber was created in the house’s King James Drawing Room. (Queen Anne actually lived in Kensington Palace, but good luck getting permission to have 17 bunnies roaming around in there.) Production designer Fiona Crombie told Deadline that although they took out many of the tapestries and portraits for filming, she used some of the art in the collection of the current Hatfield homeowners, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, seventh Marquess of Salisbury, and his wife Hannah Ann Stirling.