What palace is the Favourite set in?
And can you visit them?
The courtyard at Hampton Court Palace where one of the scenes of The Favourite was filmed
The palace where Queen Anne spend most of her time during her reign was Hampton Court Palace. She enjoyed hunting in the extensive palace grounds.
She also used the King's Apartments at Kensington Palace. Her husband Prince George of Denmark used the Queen’s Apartments. She was very fond of the orangery that she had commissioned there. When it was finished in 1705 she used it to host summer parties.
Most of the movie was filmed at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. This palace is where Elisabeth I, the virgin Queen, spent much of her childhood and heard about her ascension to the throne in 1558. The famous Rainbow Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I is displayed here in the Marble Hall.
This Marble Hall was used to shoot the ball scene in The Favourite. The Queen arrives in her wheelchair and wants to leave very soon after, having witnessed Sarah's ridiculous dance.
The bedroom of Queen Anne, where most of the scenes take place, is, in fact, the King James Drawing Room. The room of Anne is the library. This is very convenient for the book-throwing scene and the scene where Abigail is spying on Sarah and the Queen from the gallery above.
The secret hallways between the rooms are not real.