Where to live the Bridget Jones lifestyle in Britain

Tuesday 19 May 2020

The iconic Bridget Jones has a fantasic trilogy under her belt. Fans of the movies will love visiting locations from films to see where the leading lady lived and spent her time. Here’s our guide on how to live the Bridget lifestyle in Miss Jones’ Britain.

Where to live like you’re in the film

Borough Market, London

Start your journey into the Bridget Jones’ lifestyle with a visit to the locations used in the first 2 movies? First up is Primrose Hill in north London, which starred in the opening credits of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). In south London, stop by Borough Market where Bridget’s fictional flat resides above The Globe Pub.

Make that romantic trip out of the city and head to the quintessentially English village of Shere in Surrey. With a pretty pub, 12th-century village church, and duck pond, it’s easy to see why not just Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) but a host of other films used this as a location.

Where to get Bridget’s style

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There are many hotspots in London for some prime shopping, like Mayfair's Royal Arcade and Burlington Arcade, where there's a store for all your needs. Nearby you'll find Rigby & Peller, a store that Bridget goes to in the second film. There are endless options where you can shop 'til you drop!

Where to catch up on the gossip over cocktails

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nothing says sophisticated adult like a night at a cocktail bar with friends, catching up on the latest drama. Do as Bridget does in the first movie and head to Cantina Del Ponte by the River Thames for delicious Italian food and a yummy cocktail (or two)! Stop at Bedales of Borough, the setting of the infamous fight between Daniel and Mark in the first film, while it was a Greek restaurant in the movie they actually offer delectable charcuterie and wine. 

Getting there: Cantina Del Ponte is a short walk from the Tower Bridge and Bedales of Borough is located in Borough Market. 

Where to go for a mini-break like Bridget

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ever feel like you need a quick luxurious and romantic getaway? Featured in the first film, Stoke Park is the ideal place! With an award-winning spa, golf course, and private gardens this is the perfect way to emmulate Bridget Jone's perfect weekend.

Getting there: Stoke Park is just 25 miles out of London, a little over an hour train ride away! 

Where to be a festival-goer like Bridget

Crowd at Glastonbury Festival

If you’ve seen the film, then you will have noticed that one of Britain’s most famous festivals plays a part. Glastonbury Festival covers a huge site resembling a city with so many different areas, stages, markets and places to chill out. Glastonbury tickets sell out fast so be on the lookout for when they go on sale! There are tonnes of other festivals in Britain though, like Secret Garden Party, Isle of Wight and Bestival.

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