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Curious about the magnificent British locations used in creating the early 20th century world of The Lost Prince?

Black Park, Iver Heath, Bucks
Russian Lake, Royal car

On London's western doorstep lies the heart of Buckinghamshire's beautiful countryside This popular park is set within 530 acres of attractive woodland, grassland and heathland with a large lake at its center. There are many recreational opportunities for the visitor: waterside and woodland walks, a lakeside cafe, orienteering course and a children's woodland play area.

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Buckingham Palace courtyard, passage and cloakroom

Blenheim Palace is the home of the 11th Duke of Marlborough and one of Britain's great houses. It is additionally renowned as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill; his birth there was an accident -- he arrived six weeks prematurely while his parents were weekending at Blenheim.

Breakspear House, Harefield
York Cottage (interiors)

Breakspear House is a large brick mansion of two stories and attics. Although it retains late Tudor features internally, the building appears to have been reconstructed at the end of the 17th century. The central part of the north front, consisting of seven bays, survives from this period. Considerable additions were made in a similar style to the original portion, probably at the end of the 19th century. The interior is mainly modern, except for the chimney pieces in the entrance hall and dining room, which are of the late 16th or early 17th century. To the west of the house is a square red-brick dovecot, which is known to have been built in what was then the orchard by about 1640.

Chiswick Town Hall, London
Hospital ward and entrance

Chiswick Town Hall, a popular location for antique and collectors fairs, is located in Heathfield Terrace just off Chiswick High Road.

Collickmore Farm, Longmore Lane, Dorking, Surrey + Chilton Park Farm, Brill, Bucks
Wood Farm

Drapers Hall, Throgmorton Street, London
Buckingham Palace (state room)

The present Hall was bought from King Henry VIII in 1543 for the sum of 1,800 marks (approximately £1,200). This had been the house of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex and Chief Minister to Henry, but had been forfeited to the King on Cromwell's attainment and execution in July 1540. Destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666, Drapers' Hall was rebuilt between 1667 and 1671 to designs by Edward Jarman. In 1772, after a fire which did considerable damage, it was rebuilt by John Gorham; it was altered by Herbert Williams in the 1860s and again in 1898/99 by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson.

Frolbury Manor, Sutton Abinger, Dorking
York Cottage (interiors and gardens)

Goldsmiths Hall, Foster Lane, London
Buckingham Palace (palace, ballroom, state room)

The magnificent Goldsmiths Hall, northeast of St. Paul's Cathedral, opened in 1835, is one of London's hidden treasures. The Hall, one of London's hidden treasures, is the third on this site. The Goldsmiths' Company has been located here since 1339. Little is known of the first Hall but the second was erected in 1634 - 36 and restored after the Great Fire of 1666. It was demolished in the late 1820s. The present Hall, by Philip Hardwick, remains much as he designed it. A major refurbishment which was completed in 1990 has further adapted this great building for the 21st century.

Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
Buckingham Palace (interiors)

Holkham Hall, home of the Coke family and the Earls of Leicester, was built between 1734 and 1764 by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester and is today still privately owned. This Palladian style mansion reflects Thomas Coke's appreciation of classical art developed during his "Grand Tour" of Europe which lasted 6 years and from which he returned in the spring of 1718.

Lincolns Inn Fields, London
London rooftops, London park, Malborough House, courtyard, London street

The largest square in London Town (twelve acres) was laid out by Inigo Jones in the 17th century. Towering trees shade the square, long popular with duelists. The quiet alleys and open spaces of the Inns of Court are a haven from the traffic and fumes of London. Lincoln's Inn, next to one of London's finest residential squares and the focal point of Holborn, is the most beautiful and least altered of the four "Inns of Court." Its buildings date from the late-15th century.

Luton Hoo, The Mansion House, Luton, Bedfordshire
Sandringham (interiors), Buckingham Palace, Siberian farmhouse passage, London consulting room, Mary's dressing room, external industrial landscape

Luton Hoo, a palatial mansion originally designed in 1767 by Robert Adam for the 3rd Earl of Bute, was reconstructed following a fire in 1843. In 1903 it was remodeled by Sir Julius Wernher and was made the home of his Wernher collection, which included works of art, tapestries, porcelain and Faberge jewels. Luton Hoo has magnificent views across over 1000 acres of parkland, much of which was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century.

North Lodge Council Offices, Cromer, Norfolk
Naval College (classroom)

Plough Wood, Sarratt, Herts
Norfolk Countryside

St Mary Magdalene Church, Great Hampden, Bucks
Royal Chapel

St. Pancras Chambers, Euston Road, London
Naval College (dormitories)

Important as an example of high Victorian Gothic architecture, the Midland Grand was taken over by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1922, before closing in 1935. Renamed St. Pancras Chambers, the premises became a railway office. The building survived the bombing raids of the Second World War but was threatened with complete demolition in the 1960s.

In the mid nineties, the exterior of the building was restored to its original condition and made structurally sound and weatherproof, at a cost of around £10 million (paid for by British Rail and English Heritage).

Sizewell Hall, Suffolk
Barton Manor (gardens), Seashore, Jetty, Coast

Somerleyton Hall, Lowerstoft, Suffolk
York Cottage (schoolroom), Sandringham (interiors), Sandringham (exteriors), Barton Manor (interiors)

Somerleyton Hall was originally a Jacobean manor but was remodeled in 1844, transforming it into a fine example of an early Victorian Hall in the Anglo Italian style. Beautiful architecture, antique furniture, trademark Crossley carpets, the famous 1846 yew hedge maze (one of the finest in Britain) and splendid gardens are hallmarks of this site.

Syon House, Brentford, Middlesex
Malborough House (interiors, rooftops), Buckingham Palace Courtyard, Russia (exteriors)

West Wycombe House, West Wycombe, Bucks
Russia (Siberia house), dancing class, consulting room

Weybourne Station, Nr. Norfolk
Kings Lynn Station

Witanhurst, 41 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, London. Sandringham (interiors), Malborough House (George's dressing room)

Witanhurst is London's second largest privately owned stately home (the Queen lives in the largest, Buckingham Palace). Set on 5.5 acres atop Highgate Hill, the spectacular £35 million 65-room estate has hosted both royalty and musical virtuosos since it was completed in the early 1920's.

Woodhall Park Estate, Nr Watton-at-Stone, Hertford
Sandringham Estate shoot and marquee

York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, London
Naval College (baths)

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