Ted Lasso filming locations you can visit IRL
“Little tip for y’all. Fries are called chips. Chips are called crisps. And bangers aren’t great songs, but they do make you feel like dancing because they’re so darn tasty.” – Ted Lasso
Get ready to Believe again y’all. Ted Lasso is back for season 3, and what better way to celebrate than visiting the home of AFC Richmond? Yes – it’s a real place, albeit not a real soccer team. Or football team as they call it here in the UK. Richmond is just outside central London and boasts the most adorable cafes and lush green spaces. While a lot of the AFC Richmond interiors are shot in the West London Film Studios, the Richmond that Ted lives in is 100% accessible for fans.
Arrive at Richmond station and walk down the high street until you hit Paved Court Road. This is where we’ll start our journey!
Ted Lasso’s Flat – 9½ Paved Court, Richmond, London
Home to many bakes, and famous shortbread cookies, and a never ending supply of peanut butter… 9½ Paved Court road is embedded in one of the quintessential Richmond alleyways that give this town its warm charm. In real life it’s actually number 11, but don’t expect to find Ted inside. The real flat is shot at West London film studios.
The Crown & Anchor Pub – The Prince’s Head Pub, 28 The Green, Richmond
Go Richmond! This is where the magic happens: fans screaming at the TV, Ted and Coach Beard having a pint, and where the famous AFC Richmond curse was told by Mae the pub owner. Although the name was changed for the series, it is instantly recognisable. The best part about the pub is that they have AFC Richmond memorabilia inside as well! The pub staff really lean into show roots, and if you’re lucky they’ll let you take a picture wearing the AFC scarf behind the bar!
You’ll notice this popular gathering spot from Ted’s walks to work. Pass the two iconic telephone booths in front of the pub and head straight for a lovely walk through the Green. Maybe even practise your soccer juggling skills. This feels like the centre of the Richmond community, and a perfect hang out spot in the lovely weather.
Richmond Riverside – The Towpath, Riverside, Richmond TW10 6UJ
It’s easy to see why Roy and Keeley had their first date here. The path has a stunning view of the Thames with beautiful boats floating along the walkway, fairy lights, and riverside restaurants; it screams romantic. If you walk down the path it will lead to Richmond Park, the perfect spot for a picnic, and a beautiful day out.
AFC Richmond Stadium – Crystal Palace
Although not technically in Richmond, quite on the opposite side of it actually, the real life AFC Richmond Stadium is Crystal Palace, home to Crystal Palace FC, one of London’s many football teams. The best way to check out this venue is, of course, to attend a football game! What it lacks in Roy Kent, it makes up for in English culture, this is their favourite sport.
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