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Downton Abbey Filming Locations in London: Half-Day Tour

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3 hours
Availability : All year round
Min Age : 1+
Max People : 6

Explore the city of London like a lord or a lady and follow the footsteps of your favourite characters on this Downton Abbey Filming Locations half-day tour.

Even though Yorkshire and the Highclere Castle are the main Downton Abbey filming sites for the earlier episodes, central London started to hog the limelight as the show clocked its later innings, and on this tour, you will flashback to the popular scenes set at the city’s iconic landmarks.

Play guessing games to jog your memory as you see Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House (a neo-classical mansion), Bridgewater House (a privately owned home), Belgrave Square, Criterion Restaurant, the Ritz London Hotel (built in 1906), Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, Albert Memorial, Astor House, St. Pancras Station, and these are just for starters. How many could you spot?

Be bowled over by a few secret filming locations, including Lord Grantham’s London stately home shared by your Professional Private Driver Guide who happens to be a Downton Abbey fanatic as well.

Brace for non-stop peppy conversation, not crisp commentary.

Departure & Return Location

Centrally located hotel in London

Departure Time

Hourly from 8:00 to 4:00 pm

What's Included

  • An iconic London Black Cab
  • Pick up & Drop Off from your centrally located hotel
  • Professional Driver Guide

What's Not Included

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
What to Expect

On this Downton Abbey filming locations tour, you will see:

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Lancaster house: featured as the Buckingham Palace in the 2013 Christmas special.
  • Bridgewater House: the London home of the Crawley family
  • Belgrave Square: the home of Lady Rosamund Painswick
  • The Albert Memorial: Madeleine and William Allsopp, Martha Levinson, Violet, and Harold all picnic in Kensington Gardens
  • King's Cross St Pancras: this is where Edith meets her co-worker Michael

3 hoursDownton Abbey in London

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lancaster House, Stable Yard, London SW1A 1BB England

Stately Home is 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!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. James’s, St. James’s, London, England

London neighbourhood of the Grantham Family and their Stately Home.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

An amusing Downton Abbey ‘blooper’ happened here!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Criterion Theatre, 218-223 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9HR, UK

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London, England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH England

Filming location in this Royal Park.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kensington Gardens, The Magazine Storeyard Magazine Gate, London W2 UH England

The scene for the family picnic and location where Lady Mary broke up with Lord Gillingham.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Albert Memorial, Princes Gate Kensington Gore, London W8 England

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Statue of George V, Abingdon St, London England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Centre of power in Edwardian times.

Pass By: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

London Residence of the British Prime Minister.

Pass By: Thames River, London England

The lifeblood of the City of London.

Stop At: Two Temple Place, 2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Pancras International Station, St. Pancras Station Euston Road, London N1C 4QP England

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

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Mayfair, London England

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

Stop At: Savile Row, London England

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.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Belgrave Square Garden, Belgrave Square, London SW1X England

Residence of Rosamund Painswick in the movie.

Pass By: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN England

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

Stop At: Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London, England

The vibrant neighbourhood includes the restaurant where Edith went to meet Michael to consider writing for his magazine.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Soho, London England

London’s nightlife district featured the Blue Dragon Jazz Club in the drama.

3 Reviews
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Leslie F

Couple Traveller

We had a truly wonderful day in the Cotswolds. The experience was smooth, organized, pleasant, private, and well guided. We had the best experience and highly recommend the tour!

October 31, 2021

Dean R

Family Traveller

Can’t say enough good about this tour and our tour guide, Barry. It was so nice to have someone who knows the area and can take pictures for us! I also have to mention and specially thank Rob Woodford who helped organize the excursion. When originally booked, there were no more tickets (end of the season) for Highclere Castle tour. But through Rob’s direct contact to the castle and influence we were able to secure tickets. Thanks Rob! We will always remember this trip with fond memories! Thank you!!!

September 24, 2021

Tom W

Group Traveller

Our driver was Barry. He was GREAT. We stopped all along the way and he took photos and really became our friend for the day. We stopped at sites in London, Highclere castle, and several other location stops where we enjoyed the day. We enjoyed snacks sitting in the shade at Highclere. He took us to the well hidden restaurant (it was Monday so the Pubs were mostly closed) – guess I shouldn’t mention where. Don’t want to spoil the secret. Anyway, it was a great day. THANK YOU BARRY!

September 7, 2021

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