A Ted Lasso Walking Tour in Richmond

If you love Ted Lasso, the star of the Apple+ sports comedy-drama TV show, then this post is for you. Follow in his footsteps with this self guided Ted Lasso Walking Tour of Richmond and see some of the sights and series highlights.

Of course, if you want to splash some cash you can take a professional Ted Tour of Richmond but if you are after a budget, flexible option then this self guided stroll will tick all your boxes. I’ve even included a map (which you’ll find at the bottom of the post) and instructions that are so easy, even I can follow them.

Full disclosure, we found these instructions on Reddit and have tweaked them ever so slightly for the best user experience. You don’t need any cash for this tour (unless it’s beer money,) just bring yourself, comfortable shoes and a ton of Ted Lasso style enthusiasm and you’re good to go.

The Ted Lasso Walking Tour

Take the train or tube to Richmond Station. Come out of the station and cross Kew Road, walking through Old Station Passage and turning left on to Little Green. Continue walking along Little Green until you reach Richmond Theatre, the outside of which was used for the exterior shots of the gala in Season 1 Episode 4. It looks a bit different in daylight though.

As you reach the Green, turn right onto Portland Terrace. At the end of the block you’ll see the row of houses, one of which was Nate’s parents’ house.

Follow the bend in the road onto Pembroke Villas. Why not cross over and walk on the tree lined path at the edge of The Green where Higgins walked his dog while talking to Rebecca about the paparazzi picture of Ted and Keeley in Season 1 Episode 2.

At the end of the row of houses on Pembroke Villas, you will reach 1 Pembroke Villas which was used for the exterior shots of Rebecca’s house. The interior shots may have been filmed here too.

Follow Pembroke Villas to where it meets Old Palace Lane on the right and The Green to your left. Turn right onto Old Palace Lane. This little street is delightful with it’s pretty little cottages and country style pub, The White Swan.

Follow Old Palace Lane to the end where you’ll find a small car park next to The Thames. It’s not much to look at but it is where Jamie and Keely got all deep and meaningful in Season 1 Episode 6.

You’ll also be able to see the Richmond Rail Bridge which was shown on Dr Sharon’s Bike Ride in Season 2 Episode 8.

Turn left onto Cholmondeley (pronounced Chom-lee) Walk – which is worth a walk along if for no other reason than it has such a great name!

Walk along the Thames away from the Railway Bridge and enjoy the river views. You might even be lucky enough to spot a seal! This stretch of the riverside was also part of Dr Sharon’s bike ride in Season 2 Episode 8.

When you get to the White Cross pub, turn right in front of the Slug and Lettuce and continue along the riverside on the Richmond River Thames Towpath. You’ll be at Richmond Riverside before you know it.

Richmond Riverside is the backdrop for Roy and Keely’s first date in Season 1 Episode 8. Up the hill to your left are the stairs where the paparazzi stood to take the unwelcome photo.

Roy and Keely walked along the higher sidewalks while discussing Roy’s yoga mums group and this is where Roy took the film out of the papper’s camera.

From Richmond Riverside, go up the Paparazzi’s stairway onto Whittaker Avenue – you won’t miss Whittaker house on your right. Continue along Whittaker Street, where you’ll find the Old Town Hall on your right. This is where they filmed the scene between Ted and Rebecca outside the gala in Season 1 Episode 1. Rebecca talks about her fears of being alone and they decide not to get into the tuk tuk.

Continue up Whitaker Avenue to where it ends at Hill Street. Turn left onto Hill Street and stay on the left before turning left into King Street where you’ll see a turning into Paved Court.

Turn right to get to Ted’s flat at 11 1/2 where the doorway to Ted’s flat is filmed and you’re sure to bump into other lovers of Lasso.

The shops and cafes in this lane are as charming as the man himself and there’s more Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond memorabilia than you can shake a stick at – there’s also some for sale!

At the end of Paved Court, you’ll find the Princes Head which is the exterior of The Crown and Anchor pub. Tedexperts say that the interior of the pub wasn’t used much for filming and that the interior was recreated as a set in the studio but it looks authentic enough.

The pub gets very busy with Lasso enthusiasts and fills up quickly, especially at lunchtime. It’s advisable to make a booking if you want to sit in the restaurant for lunch although food is also served in the bar where there are plenty of tables for walk ins.

You can’t miss the Richmond AFC scarf behind the bar and if you walk through the restaurant to the ladies loos, you’ll find Ted’s table.

Outside the pub you’ll find the infamous red phone boxes and the bench where Ted and Beard have a beer after Michelle leaves in Season 1 Episode 5.

If you turn right, a block down where Brewers Lane meets The Green, you’ll find Danieli on The Green, a chocolate and gelato shop. Ted and Beard walk by the shop in Season 1 Episode 2 and maybe this is the shop where Ted buys the truffles for Rebecca to smash between the shortbread biscuits.

If weather permits, enjoy a stroll around The Green. To get back to the station, walk along Brewers Lane – such a quaint little laneway – which will take you to George Street. Cross George Street and turn left. Just before the Tesco Express you will see Church Court, with a little laneway off to your right. Turn right and walk up Church Court.

Brewers Court, Richmond

There’s lots of builidng work when we visit but this is where Roy, Keely and Phoebe walk away from Bernard’s house after the Love Actually card scene. There was too much building work to spot Bernard’s door but the St Mary Magdalene Church is visible behind Roy and Keely from the shot from Bernard’s door in Season 2 Episode 4 and you’ll find it at the end of Church Court.

Church Court

The walk will take no more than an hour and is very dog friendly. Dogs will love The Green and The Prince’s Head is dog friendly too. You can have a rest stop or finish up with a pint and a bite at The Prince’s Head and if pub grub is not your jam, Richmond has an enormous variety of great places to eat and some cracking little shops for window shopping or retail therapy. If you take this tour, let me know how you go in the comments.

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