Let’s go see some Ted Lasso Filming Locations!
Ted Lasso was one of those shows that came out of the blue for me. I remember suddenly everyone was talking about it, buzzing about it on social media, and even my parents were adamant about me watching it!
It wasn’t until we were down and out with ~the c*vid~ that we finally sat down and watched the darn thing!
Our Ted Lasso “Origin Story”
Upon first impression of turning on Ted Lasso, I was like “okay, it’s a show about a sports team…” which is not typically my vibe.” However, the more I watched it, the more I got obsessed. The characters are hilarious, lovable, and perfectly flawed. The cast’s chemistry is great and you can really feel that as a viewer. Watching each character’s story arc grow made me so invested and I couldn’t help but binge “just one more episode” until two seasons had flown by.
When we were recovering from that unspeakable virus, it was mid-nomad journey. We were cooped up in our Airbnb in Dublin, Ireland during freezing cold January. It was at the very beginning of getting into the Ireland/United Kingdom phase of our travel life, and we were getting excited to immerse ourselves in the culture (aka hit the pubs) once we got better!
While watching Ted Lasso we absolutely fell in love with where it was filmed, the pub they went to, and even the beer! That beer looked so crisp and delicious! We knew our nomad life was going to take us to London in just a few months so we were crossing our fingers that we could find what we like to call “Ted Lasso Land.”
April rolled around and we arrived in London, England! I met up with my dear friend Lucy, who is local to London, and she told us she knew exactly where the Ted Lasso filming locations were and we can take an afternoon to go there! We were 100% on board – let’s do it!
How to Get to the Ted Lasso Filming Locations
Richmond is a bit of a way from Central London, however, it is accessible via the Underground, Overground, or Trains. We were staying right near Stratford Station, so we took the Overground! It was a 55-minute straight shot to Richmond which was so easy and strangely fast – the time absolutely flew by!
Finding Your Route:
To figure out your route, you can type in the name of the pub “The Prince’s Head” to Google Maps. While there are other apps out there to navigate London transport, Google Maps was extremely reliable and clear. Genuinely, it was the #1 tool we used to get around London.
One option to pay for transport in London is getting an Oyster Card. This works on the underground, overground, busses, and some trains. It is an initial 5£ for the card (you can just purchase through a machine at any station) and then you can “top-up” at these machines throughout your time in London – aka “pay as you go.”
Or there is also a contactless option, which is where you just put your phone to the contactless reader at the gate. I highly recommend having your ApplePay set up before going to London not only for this instance but also for paying at restaurants, stores, etc. Pretty much everywhere takes contactless now!
Where the Ted Lasso Filming Locations Are
Thankfully, all of the Ted Lasso filming locations in Richmond were heavily centralized in one area. This made it so easy and enjoyable because we could fully immerse ourselves in this space without needing to run around all over.
Note: There are, of course, other locations throughout London where they filmed parts of the show (like the football stadium for instance which is located out in Selhurst Park) but what I’m covering in today’s post is what I believe to be the bulk of the most iconic parts you see on the television show!
Ted Lasso’s Street
First off, was “Ted’s Street.” You will particularly recognize this from the colorful flags, which are an iconic “location” shot in the show. Walking here feels surreal because you’re truly walking in the character’s footsteps!
On the street, you can even find “Ted’s Door” where he goes inside his apartment and lives below Mrs. Shiplee. No, his apartment is not actually located there (as far as I know – I believe it is a set!) but seeing the doorway is pretty cool! Number 11a!
The Ted Lasso Pub – The Prince’s Head
Now, the big kahuna is going to the pub! In the show, the pub is called “The Crown & Anchor.” However in real life, the pub is called “The Prince’s Head.” There are some direct nods to Ted Lasso in this pub so go inside and check them out!
When you walk inside you will instantly recognize where you are. This is the pub where the cast roots on the Greyhounds during their football games, where Ted played darts against Rupert, where the characters sit at the bar and drink those cool crisp beers, etc. In the spirit of the show, we had to get beers for ourselves – we just couldn’t resist! They had loads of great options on tap.
The Ted Lasso Booth
You won’t want to miss this though – as you head back into the pub, there is a booth specifically dedicated to Ted Lasso! You can’t see this from the entrance so make sure to go deeper into the pub to check this out.
Above the booth it says “Home of AFC Richmond – The Greyhounds.” There is a Dubai Air Jersey hanging on the wall and there are a bunch of framed photos of the cast. If you’re a Ted Lasso fan, taking photos in the booth is a must!
The Ted Lasso Red Telephone Booths
Last but not least, outside of the pub are the two red telephone booths that you see in the show constantly. Do you know when Ted and Beard sit on the bench near the park? This is exactly this place!
There is even a sign that says “Believe” just like the show! What a fun way to celebrate it!
Also, I heard from some sources that they were there filming scenes from Season 3 either a few days before or after we had visited. SO CLOSE! But I’m sort of glad we were there on a non-filming day so we were able to wander around at our leisure and soak up the atmosphere!
We Love Richmond!
So that wraps up the Ted Lasso filming locations in Richmond! Again, this is not everything (obviously) but it really is the heart of where the show is set, in my opinion! We loved it so much that we came back a few days later when we had more time and grabbed lunch at The Princes Head and just soaked up the atmosphere. Richmond is absolutely beautiful and one of our top favorite areas of London.
Bonus… Check out Richmond Park!
If you trek all the way out to Richmond, one other thing I highly recommend doing is going to Richmond Park. From The Prince’s Head it’s a gorgeous 25+ minute walk (or you can catch a bus!) and going to the park is a beautiful experience.
Not only is this park stunning to just wander around, but there are over 600 deer that roam the park! In fact, they have played a huge role in Richmond Park since the 1600s! Of course, keep your distance and respect the deer, but you will more than likely see these gentle creatures roaming about the park and they may even come decently close to you!
That’s All For Now!
Ted Lasso fans especially – I hope this blog post helped you plan out your pilgrimage to Richmond. It’s definitely worth seeing and makes for a gorgeous day out of the hustle and bustle of the city. I know it put a huge smile on our faces to see these filming locations!
And if you haven’t watched Ted Lasso yet… oh my goodness, I HIGHLY recommend it! I just know it will warm your heart. After you watch a few episodes, you can come back to this blog post and revisit the photos because I am sure you will be excited to recognize the familiar locations!
If you enjoyed this post and want to read more about places to go in London, check out the London Tab here on The Road Jess Traveled.
Until next time everyone! 🙂
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