From Bridgerton to Game of Thrones, some of your favourite TV shows or films have some of the most beautiful filming locations, and you can actually stay overnight at these locations to get the real stardom experience.
There are numerous fictional movies and tv hotels and homes, like Bates Motel or the Grand Budapest Hotel, but there are many that are real working businesses that offer guests a chance to experience some of their favourite movie or TV locations, while also offering a great night’s sleep.
So, Bed Guru has scoured the internet to find the best TV and film places you can stay at overnight, and here’s what we found:
The new season of Love Island will grace our screens at the end of June, and this got us thinking if you can stay over at the infamous Love Island villa?
After doing some research, we found that most of the Love Island villas are privately owned, so they are not available to rent for holiday with your friends. But, we did find some similar Love Island villas that might take your fancy!
This modern house set on the hillside between Deia and Soller on Mallorca’s spectacular west coast with sea and mountain views might just hit the spot if you are a love island fan.
The villa is in a quiet and private location, but only a five-minute drive away from the hustle and bustle. The luxury retreat sleeps 6, so, if you want to get your best friends together for a Love Island themed getaway, you have found the perfect place!
Luxury Villa - Villa Retreats
Great British Bake Off
This year's Great British Bake Off is set in the Gardens of Down Hall Hotel in Essex. The historic hotel has 98 rooms available, each individually designed to reflect grandeur and elegance.
Set in 110 acres of park and woodland, Down Hall is the perfect destination for a relaxing break. You can discover the hidden corners of the Down Hall estate using a walking map, play a game of tennis or simply watch the world go by whilst enjoying Afternoon Tea in the historic lounge.
For reviving and relaxing beauty treatments, you can visit the recently opened, luxury, Eden Spa beauty treatment rooms.
You can now book a Bridgerton-inspired staycation at Inglethorpe Hall in Norfolk – and guests will even be able to attend their own formal ball!
The Grade II listed building dates back to the 1700s and the grounds and interior emulate the regency-inspired TV show perfectly. If you are looking for a grand UK staycation this year, Inglethorpe Hall might be the one for you.
The property has many unique activities to take part in, including a tour of the grounds on a horse and cart, an evening ball, a casino night, and a daily Lady Whistledown-style newsletter to read.
Bridgerton Residence - Netflix
Peaky Blinders fan rejoice! You can now spend the night in a 1920s Birmingham-inspired room, at the ‘Peaky Blinders’ bar in Southport.
The bar opened in 2015, and with an original period feel, oak floor, and a polished bar, it was only natural for the owners to turn it into the BBC2 series’ accommodation.
The only catch for Brummie fans is that it’s in Southport, but if you are a true fan, you will make the journey to feel like Tommy Shelby for the night.
Peaky Blinders Street - Pinterest
Sex Education is known for its brilliant actors and unique storyline, but it also left fans swooning over its filming locations. Key locations in Sex Education are filmed in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, on the Welsh border. The aerial shot introducing the series follows the River Wye and leads o the distinctive house that Otis shares with his sex-therapist mother, Jean.
Luckily for fans, the infamous house in Sex Education is an actual B&B, inspired by a Scandinavian style, that you can actually stay in!
So, why not take a trip to Wales this summer to soak up those glorious views from Otis and Jean’s balcony?
Sex Education Chalet - Instagram @asabopp
Emily in Paris
Taking over Netflix in 2020 was the release of Emily in Paris, an American Comedy-drama starring Lily Collins as the eponymous Emily.
For fans who fell in love with Emily’s apartment situated on Place de l’Estrapade in the 5th arrondissement, on the edge of the Val-de-Grace, you can stay in numerous hotels around this area to get the true Emily in Paris experience.
One of the hotels closest to this area is the Hotel des Grands Hommes, a boutique hotel that has the true Parisian feel and will give you similar views to that of Emily’s apartment balcony.
While you’re in the area, you can visit the delicious pastry at Boulangerie Moderne, where Emily picks up her favourite pain au chocolat.
Emily in Paris Apartment - Paris Life Magazine
A 2019 Netflix favourite is Selling Sunset, a reality TV show showcasing the lives and drama of The Oppenheim Group, a real estate brokerage in Los Angeles.
The real estate agents on the show take the viewers into the most luxurious and expensive homes in LA, with one house on sale for 75 million dollars. But where can viewers of the show stay close by if they want to get the true Selling Sunset experience?
The Sunset Marquis Hotel Los Angeles is located in the heart of West Hollywood. Hidden away in a tree-lined cul-de-sac, it is just steps from the famed sidewalks of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, where you will be sure to see some of the agents from The Oppenheim Group.
The Oppenheim Group - Sunset Plaza
The historic Horsley Towers, located in East Horsley, Surrey, was seen on screen as the German Marburg Castle in Hesse. For anyone looking to enjoy a regal stay inspired by The Crown, De Vere Horsley Estate is the ideal retreat.
De Vere Horsley Estate Hotel - House Beautiful
Poldark is a British historical drama based on the novels of the same title by Winston Graham. Poldark is mainly filmed in Cornwall, the 9th largest county in the UK.
For fans of the show wanting to experience the Poldark life, you can visit Seven Stippy Stappy, a boutique retreat located in St Agnes.
The retreat fits four people and is part of an iconic, Grade II listed Victorian terrace that featured in all seven of the Poldark books. It’s a perfect spot for exploring the gorgeous Poldark coastline and is dog friendly too!
Poldark Coast - Coast Magazine
The Queens Gambit
One of the most popular Netflix shows to date, The Queen’s Gambit, has people all over the world fascinated with the ancient game of chess.
The series is based on the 1983 novel of the same name, written by author Walter Tevis. For fans who want to experience Beth Harmon’s quest to become the greatest chess player in the world, a hotel in Lexington, where much of the story takes place, has unveiled a special room inspired by The Queen’s Gambit.
The Harmon Room at 21c is a time capsule of American mid-century modern design, with vintage accessories and nods to the show throughout.
The Queen's Gambit Hotel Room - House and Garden
For the curious minds, the Holmes Hotel is inspired by Baker Street’s most famous resident, Sherlock Holmes. Like the man himself, the hotel is a witty blend of heritage and playfulness, with 118 guest rooms and luxurious loft suites, a library, and a gym.
The hotel is filled to the brim with a stylish mix of antiques, curiosities, and artefacts that are bound to intrigue even the busiest of guests.
If you fancy stepping into Sherlock Holmes shoes for the night, this just might be the hotel for you.
Baker Street - Bucket List 127
The opulence of Grade I listed Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa, packed with original features, is so grand that guests will feel as though they are living the Downton Abbey dream.
The 16th-century building is surrounded by 25 acres of grounds to explore including a large lake, croquet lawn, and tennis court, making for the perfect country escape.
Downton Abbey - The Sunday Times
The most expensive TV location stay at:
|TV SHOW ACCOMMODATION||FOR 1 NIGHT||FOR 1 WEEK||WHERE YOU STAY|
|Love Island||£1,935||£13,546||Mallorca Luxury Retreat|
|Sex Education||£766||£4,600||The Chalet|
|Selling Sunset||£333||£2,104||Sunset Marquis Hotel Los Angeles|
|Downton Abbey||£220||£1,360||Rushton Hall Hotel and Spa|
|The Queen's Gambit||£159||£1,116||Hammon Room at 21c|
|Poldark||£157||£1,104||Seven Stippy Stappy|
|Emily in Paris||£154||£927||Hotel Des Grands Hommes|
|The Crown||£117||£702||De Vere Horsley Estate's|
|Peaky Blinders||£70||£450||Peaky Blinders Bar|
So, how much does it cost to stay at these TV show-inspired locations? Below we have created a table that outlines the most expensive TV show accommodation to the least expensive, and it looks like good news for Peaky Blinders fans.
For those that have become emotionally attached to TV shows over the pandemic period, this could be the perfect way to get even closer to your obsession with your favourite shows.
Comment from a psychologist, Dr. Balu Pitchiah a Chelsea Pharmacy Medical Clinic, on why we become so emotionally attached to our favourite TV shows:
‘ Watching good programs on TV can contribute to positive emotions that are comforting and activate the brain’s reward pathways. When we feel good, our minds open and our awareness broadens, allowing us to think creatively. As a consequence, a series of psychological processes help to incrementally build positive resources such as resilience that can be drawn upon in times of need such as the lockdown and Pandemic ‘-
And from Neuro-linguistic programming and hypnotherapy coach, Rebecca Lockwood:
“Watching TV can be an escape from the real world. When we are really into a program we can get immersed into it, lowering what’s called the critical faculty (or critical factor) in our brain which allows suggestions into the subconscious mind and creates a perception that things are true and we immerse ourselves into them. This is why when we are not into something we are watching we will question if it’s even possible for it to happen and the critical factor will discard and discredit it. It is possible that lockdown has changed our relationship with TV, with people spending most time at home watching TV and binging on different series people will have spent more time watching and immersing themselves into TV shows. I think TV has been a comfort for many people, which for some may continue. As lockdown begins to ease and we get busier in our lives I think we will get back to our usual routines. For some that is binging on TV shows and for others who may now be spending their time commuting to and from work for example the time may be taken up with other activities or even the travel to and from work.”
So, do you fancy staying overnight at one of the above locations? Let us know over on Twitter which one takes your fancy!