Since premiering on Apple TV+ in 2020, the Emmy-winning comedy Ted Lasso has captured the hearts of Anglophiles with its sweet fish-out-of-water story about an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who’s recruited to lead the fictional English soccer team AFC Richmond. Now in its third season, the series dispenses with the Big Ben, Buckingham, and beefeater clichés to offer a more realistic look at life in London, centered around the town of Richmond. If you can’t get enough of the sitcom, here’s how you can spend a day exploring filming locations in and around Ted’s adopted hometown.
Where is Richmond?
Located about 10 miles southwest of London, Richmond sits at a bend in the River Thames and is home to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The town takes its name from Henry VIII’s demolished Richmond Palace, and it’s adjacent to one of the king’s other favorite residences, Hampton Court Palace, which you can still visit today.
How do you get there?
In addition to buses and trains, Richmond Station is connected to Central London by the Underground’s District Line, which takes about 35 minutes from the Embankment or Westminster stations and costs £3.20 ($3.85) during off-peak hours. You can also opt for an Uber, which takes about the same amount of time and costs around £30 ($36).
What filming locations can you visit?
If you’re setting out to track down memorable spots from the show, there’s no better place to start than the exterior of Ted’s apartment, 11A Paved Court, which “plays” number 9 ½ on the show. About a five-minute stroll from the tube station, the address is proving to be just as popular for pop culture photo hounds as Hugh Grant’s blue door from Notting Hill, and it sits on a lovely little back alley lined with boutiques, a coffee and tea shop, and Chango, a fantastic Argentine empanada spot. Stop into Reale Camiceria, an Italian knitwear shop that embroidered face masks for the cast during the filming of season two.
At the end of the road near Richmond Green, you’ll find Ted’s local pub, which is known as The Crown & Anchor on the show but is actually called The Prince’s Head. While interiors were filmed on a set, the pub is leaning into its role with a wall of Ted Lasso memorabilia, including a framed Greyhounds jersey. For a tradition that’s quintessentially British, plan your trip around a Sunday roast—sort of like a year-round answer to Thanksgiving, complete with Yorkshire pudding. Nearby, you can also pay a visit to the 1899 Richmond Theatre, where team owner Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) hosts her children’s charity benefit in season 1, episode 4.
If you want to see where the squad plays, you’ll have to venture a bit farther out. AFC Richmond training scenes are filmed at Beaconsfield Road in Hayes, while their home matches at the fictional Nelson Road Stadium are shot at Selhurst Park, the HQ of the Premier League’s Crystal Place, way out in the Borough of Croydon.
Where should you eat?
In the season two premiere, Keeley (Juno Temple) and Roy (Brett Goldstein) go on a double date with Rebecca and her boring new beau. Those scenes were filmed at Gaucho Richmond, an Argentine steakhouse set right on the riverfront. The series filmed at night, with dramatic torches lighting the restaurant’s facade, but if you come for lunch or brunch, you can enjoy views out over the Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows.
Are there any tours?
If you’d rather leave the wandering up to an expert, book the Ted Lasso Walking Tour, which is led by a local actor named Emmy McMorrow and costs £26 ($31) for about two hours of sightseeing. Along the way, you’ll visit 19 different filming locations, including Ted’s “drinking and thinking bench,” the site of Keeley and Roy’s first date, and secret spots from season three before it airs.