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THE CROWN: A List of Must-visit For The Fans

As the third season of The Crown debuts on Netflix, we all wish Her Majesty the Queen walking the same corridors and paths. Well, let me tell you, you can! For all fans who’ve been fired up for a very British trip by all the glamour and regality of the series, here is a list of places anyone can visit to relive the amazing moments of the series. 

1. St. James’s Palace: Marlborough Rd, St. James’s, London SW1A 1BQ 

St. James’s Palace is another former royal residence and it is with these walls that in the series we see Her Majesty having conferences and meetings pertaining to representatives or allied countries. Today, the palace is used as a meeting place and it’s also where a few (non-recognizable) members of the royal family live. 

2. Clarence House: St. James’s, London SW1A 1BA 

This is not only where the Queen meets Winston Churchill for the first time, but it is where we see Princess Margaret living, drinking and falling in love. Now the official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House is open to the public during the summer months. 

3. Lyceum Theater: 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ 

The Queen and Prince Philip are filmed at London’s iconic Lyceum theater watching a play. Even if people won’t be dressed in stunning 1940s attire, you can go and watch a play yourself enjoying the picturesque red seatings and golden pillars 

4. Ardverikie Estate: Highlands, Scotland 

In the series the Queen Mother and the Queen visit Scotland to get away from the stressful life in London and Ardverikie Estate is standing in for the Balmoral Estate. It is here that we see many intimate moments of the life of the Queen and this, together with its astonishing landscapes, makes it an unmissable spot outside England. 

5. Lancaster House: Stable Yard, St. James’s, London SW1A 1BB 

If Buckingham Palace is the real residence of the Queen and a must in any visit to London, no scenes of the Crown were shot in there. Instead, Lancaster Palace was used as a stand-in for Buckingham as it looks so much like it. Its main entrance hall will be instantly recognizable to fans of the series. Unluckily, it’s rarely open to the public, but does sometimes open its doors at the annual Open City event. 

6. Shoreham Airport: Brighton Airport 

Shoreham Airport is one of the oldest in England and it is here that we see the press waiting for the Queen to exit her plane from South Africa after learning about the death of her father. Now, it’s connected to Brighton City Airport. 

7. Ely Cathedral: Chapter House, The College, Ely CB7 4DL 

While in reality Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and her marriage with Prince Philip took place in the prestigious Westminster Abbey, these scenes were film in Ely cathedral, in Cambridgeshire. Both are wonderful and worth a visit – pretending you’re walking down the aisle to become queen! 

I am an Italian student of International Relations at KIngs College London. I am passionate about travelling and photography as they respectively allowed me to discover different cultures and capture unique moments. The curiosity for the heterogeneity of the world and the desire to understand how it work despite (or thanks) these differences spurred me to take a BA in IR. I am also keen on writing about different topics ( from politics to environmental issues to school life) and on cooking ( I love baking).
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