Where is Vanity Fair filmed? London, Kent and Budapest locations unveiled

But where was this period drama filmed? Here's everything you need to know…

Where is Vanity Fair filmed?


Hackney Empire

The Hackney Empire is a theatre on Mare Street in Hackney and built in 1901 as a music hall.

One Great George Street

This four-domed grade II listed Edwardian building is a popular filming location.

It has been used for many movies including Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason and Fast & Furious 6.

Trinity Church Square

Filming also took place in Trinity Church Square.

The location, formerly known as Trinity Square, is a garden square in Newington in Southwark.

The series was also filmed at these London locations:

  • Goldsmiths Hall
  • Princelet Street E1
  • Syon Park
  • Osterley House & Stables
  • Marble hill House in Twickenham



On September 20, 2017 local press the East Kent Mercury reported how TV crews descended on Deal to film Vanity Fair.

Actors, actresses and two horses took over the promenade and part of the beach on one side of the Pier.

The town's beach will feature in a scene from episode four of the series.

Chatham Historic Dockyard

The Dockyard is the backdrop for many historical dramas, and was used for Vanity fair.

This location is famously used for Call The Midwife.


Filming kicked off in Budapest first.

The stunning city proved a beautiful backdrop for this historic drama.

It's not yet known what scenes were shot there.

Where was the original Vanity Fair book set?

The book was written by William Makepeace Thackeray in 1847.

In England the book switches between London and Brighton.

The book also goes crosses to Europe with visits to Paris, Rome, Brussels, and "Pumpernickel," a small German town.

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