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If you enjoy the AppleTV show “Ted Lasso”, perhaps you have wondered where they actually shoot it. Here are some Ted Lasso filming locations, most of which are in Greater London.

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This post has been updated after Season Two. Note there are some spoilers in here!

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Next, a tiny bit of history: Who and what is Ted Lasso?

This All Started With NBC’s Ted Lasso Tottenham Ads

When NBC got the contract for US broadcasts of the Premier League, they created two short and hilarious ads in which Lasso, an American football coach from Wichita State, comes over to coach Tottenham Hotspur. Like most people, when I heard those Ted Lasso Tottenham ads had been turned into an AppleTV series, I wondered how on earth that would happen.

The result has been a bit of a surprise hit. Ted Lasso is an ever-optimistic guy who sees and inspires the best in people, and it turns out that, while he doesn’t understand the offside rule, he’s a decent coach. Other characters and layers have been added, and for me the result is that “Ted Lasso” is … fine. But awards have been flying in left and right!

By the way, NBC still broadcasts the Premier League in the US, through their streaming Peacock service.

But where is Ted Lasso filmed?

Non-Soccer Ted Lasso Filming Locations

Here’s the trailer for the 2021 season, that shows many of the Ted Lasso filming locations:

Ted’s fictional employers are AFC Richmond, and many scenes are filmed in the real-world Richmond, a town in Greater London. These include his apartment, Richmond Green (where he gets schooled by a young girl dribbling past him) and the Prince’s Head Pub, which shows up a few times.

Here it is on Google Maps:

Map showing location of the Prince's Head Pub, used as a Ted Lasso filming location.

Location of the Prince’s Head, as seen in “Ted Lasso.”

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Ted Lasso’s Pub in Richmond

Ted’s pub on the show is called the Crown and Anchor.

The Prince's Head Pub as seen in Ted Lasso.

The Prince’s Head Pub as seen in “Ted Lasso.”

Here are a couple shots of the real pub, the Princes Head, which is just a six-minute walk from Richmond Station on the Overground, South Western and District Lines. The show changed the sign to say “Crown and Anchor,” and they seem to have covered up the bit that actually says “The Prince’s Head” on the wall.

street view outside the princes head pubin richmond

This scene should be very familiar to Ted Lasso viewers.

exterior of ted lasso's pub the princes head in Richmond

Ted Lasso’s “local” is the Princes Head on Richmond Green.

Thanks to reader Ian (see comments below) for helping out with this one!

Inside, the pub looks much like the TV version, although they don’t film it here. Here’s the real interior:

Inside the Princes Head Pub, featured on Ted Lasso

Inside the real Princes Head.

people inside the Princes Head pub, featured in Ted Lasso

Looking the other way inside the Princes Head.

How do I know they don’t film it here? Compare the above shot, with the bar on the right, with this shot from the (kind of) same angle on the show:

screen shot from inside the pub on ted lasso

Screen shot from inside the “Crown and Anchor” on Ted Lasso.

See the doors in the background? Those aren’t in the Princes Head. That’s a studio re-creation.

Ted Lasso’s Street in Richmond

As on the show, just outside the Princes Head is Ted’s home street, which in the real world is called Paved Court. The giveaway here was an Argentinian empanadas placed called Chango, which was easy enough to find.

Ted walking down his street:

man and woman walking on a Richmond, London street in "Ted Lasso"

Ted holding court on Paved Court.

The real street:

street view on paved court, richmond, featured on ted lasso

Ted’s “street” is actually Paved Court in Richmond.

And here is that empanada place — they’re delicious!

exterior of chango, an empanada take-away place in richmond

Mmm, empanadas!

When I was there looking for these Ted Lasso filming locations, there were other people doing the same thing! So one of the shops on Paved Court is getting in on the act by selling AFC Richmond gear.

afc richmond gear in a shop window

Come on you Greyhounds!

More Ted Lasso Locations in Twickenham

Richmond’s neighboring town of Twickenham, most famous for being the home of England’s national rugby stadium, also appears as “Richmond” on “Ted Lasso.”

In Season 2, Episode 1, we see Roy, Keeley and Phoebe sitting by the River Thames with a boathouse in the background. I spent more time than I would like to admit searching Google Maps for that place, but then a reader, James (see comments, below) informed us that it’s the Twickenham Rowing Club on Eel Pie Island, which might be the most English thing we’ve ever encountered.

Ted Lasso characers drinking coffee by the River Thames.

“Ted Lasso” scene with a view of Eel Pie Island.

Here’s the actual view, which makes it clear they added that bench for the show. You can find it just across from the Barmy Arms Pub (Google Maps) in a really cool area of shops and walking paths along the Thames.

scene of a boathouse across a river

The same view in the real world, across the River Thames at the Twickenham Rowing Club.

In Season 2, Episode 3, there are a couple of scenes with people walking around charming little streets, being clever and incisive — ah, life in London. Here are a couple of screenshots, along with their “real world” locations on Church Street in Twickenham.

Screen shot of "Ted Lasso" characters walking down a street in Twickenham, London.

Note The Eel Pie Pub on the left?

The Eel Pie is “a rugby-themed pub” on Church Street in Twickenham:

church street in twickenham, london

This section of “Richmond” is in fact Church Street in Twickenham.

These two are on their way to a doll shop on the same street:

Two women walking down a street in a scene from "Ted Lasso"

Still on Church Street, Twickenham.

That’s Sheer Laser Clinic and Completely Floored, also on Church Street.

shops on church street in twickenham, london

Yep, just like on the telly!

And that doll shop? It’s actually a shop at 43 Church Street called Mojo, an “unorthodox gift shop stocking a range of clothing, fragrances, homeware, stationery and gadgets.” I hope they got paid well to probably lose a day or two of business while their shop became a haven of orphan British girl dolls.

Two "Ted Lasso" characters looking at a doll shop.

Fancy an English orphan girl doll?

Here’s the real shop:

exterior of a shop called mojo

Mojo on Church Street, Twickenham

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Soccer-Related Ted Lasso Filming Locations

Especially in season one, “Ted Lasso” was oriented around a soccer season and Richmond’s desire to avoid relegation. You can read more on our site about the English system of promotion and relegation.

AFC Richmond Training Ground

AFC Richmond’s training ground, seen here, is actually the home of Hayes and Yeading FC.

AFC Richmond Ted Lasso and assistant coaches

Ted Lasso and his assistants at training for AFC Richmond.

Hayes and Yeading, founded by the merger of Hayes FC and Yeading FC in 2007, are in the Southern League Premier Division South, at tier seven of the English football pyramid. (Here’s a guide to the leagues and cups of English soccer.) Their home ground, Beaconsfield Road, is conveniently next to West London Studios, where much of Ted Lasso is filmed. As you can see, this is all out by Heathrow Airport.

Ted Lasso AFC Richmond Training Ground Hayes and Yeading Google Map

Come on out for a game at the AFC Richmond training ground!

Ted Lasso Filming Location Beaconsfield Road stadium

Beaconsfield Road, home of Hayes and Yeading FC and a Ted Lasso filming location. (via Hayes and Yeading FC)

Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond’s Home Ground

Many fans of the Premier League will instantly recognize that the fictional Nelson Road, aka the “dog pound” because it’s the home of the AFC Richmond Greyhounds, is in fact Selhurst Park, home of the real-world Premier League club, Crystal Palace.

Ted Lasso and assistant AFC Richmond

Ted and his assistant look over the Whitehorse Lane End at “Nelson Road,” aka Selhurst Park.

Ted Lasso Filming Locations AFC Richmond Home Ground Selhurst Park Crystal Palace

In-game action at “Nelson Road,” which shows a digital version of the Main (right) and Holmesdale Road stands at Selhurst Park, home of Crystal Palace FC.

By the way, some of those action scenes, like the one above, actually use computer-generated crowd scenes. But at other times it’s the real Palace ground.

view of the pitch at selhurst park

View of the real Selhurst Park from the real Holmesdale Road End.

premier league soccer game crystal palace tickets hospitality seat view

Look familar? This is from our hospitality seats at Palace.

In Season Two, we got a clear exterior shot of Selhurst Park, specifically the roof of the Holmesdale Road End:

Exterior of Selhurst Park football ground, in a scene from "Ted Lasso."

Outside “Nelson Road,” actually Selhurst Park’s Holmesdale Road End.

Notice the little touches they put up to make it say “Nelson Road.” They go through a lot for something that’s on the screen for like three seconds.

That shot is at the corner of Park Road and Holmesdale Road, as seen here on Google Maps:

Exterior of Selhurst Park football ground from Google Maps.

The actual Holmesdale Road End at Selhurst Park.

Selhurst Park is in South London, and is one of the more fun Premier League grounds to visit.

Selhurst Park Google Map

Where to find Selhurst Park in South London.

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When AFC Richmond Won at “Everton”

My favorite “get” of a Ted Lasso filming location was from Season One, when the Greyhounds won a vital game away to Everton. Everton, of course, are in Liverpool and play their games at historic Goodison Park. Presumably shooting there was too expensive or something, so the makers of Ted Lasso stayed in London but needed a proper historic-looking ground.

What better choice, in that case, than Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC of the Championship, whose ground is shown here in Ted Lasso — still with the Fulham crest above the turnstiles!

Ted Lasso Filming Location Craven Cottage

Appearing briefly as Everton’s Goodison Park: Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC.

In fact, on the right side of that screenshot, you can see the cranes from the ongoing construction of a new Riverside Stand at the Cottage. Here are some pictures of the same exterior before an actual Fulham game.

crowds in street outside Craven Cottage

Night-game scene outside Craven Cottage.

fans enter turnstiles Craven Cottage

Look familiar, Richmond fans?

To learn more about these grounds, you can take a tour of Everton’s Goodison Park or take a tour of Fulham’s Craven Cottage.

Ted Lasso at Wembley: AFC Richmond vs Manchester City in the FA Cup Semifinals

In S2E8, “Man City,” soccer comes back to the fore again, as Richmond make the semifinals of the FA Cup. I was wondering if we’d get any City cameos. Nope. But they clearly filmed the pregame sideline scene at the real Wembley.

screenshot from "ted lasso" of soccer players at wembley stadium

Note how Wembley wouldn’t let “AFC Richmond” walk on the pitch!

screenshot from "ted lasso" of wembley stadium roof

Here they probably used a drone and then filled in computer “fans.”

It’s easy to spot when you’re flying into London

overhead view of Wembley Stadium, London.

Wembley from above.

… and they definitely play FA Cup Semifinals there. I know, because I’ve seen one. We sell tickets for FA Cup semis and Finals, too!

wembley stadium filled with fans

Wembley Stadium during an FA Cup Semifinal, Chelsea vs Southampton.

I’ve also taken a tour of Wembley Stadium, as well, part of which is standing in that exact same sideline spot at the end of the players’ tunnel.

screenshot from "ted lasso" of soccer players on the sideline at Wembley Stadium

The players’ tunnel at Wembley is a pretty cool spot. It’s part of the tour!

Here’s my shot from the same spot:

shot on the sidelines from the wembley stadium tour

From the Wembley Stadium tour.

Three other fun notes from S2E8!

#1 was tough to catch: When Coach Beard said he had accidentally been on mushrooms at one game (which made me laugh out loud), Roy says to him, “The Port Vale game?” With Richmond in the Championship and Port Vale (from the Stoke area) in League Two, that must have been an FA Cup game.

#2, the ref was the actual Premier League ref Mike Dean, and he got a line, too!

referee mike dean leading the players out of the tunnel at Wembley

Yep, that’s Mike Dean! Watch for him on Premier League broadcasts.

And #3, there were two legit City points in there, each of which may have been filmed at this year’s Charity Shield game: singing “Blue Moon” before the game, and doing their face-away-from-the-pitch “Poznan” dance after a goal:

manchester city fans dancing with their back to the pitch

This looks like actual footage to me.

Was Nate Really at West Ham on Ted Lasso?

The final shot of season two shows Nate, clearly set up to be the villain of Season Three, in his new job as manager of West Ham United. But was he really at West Ham?

screen shot of nate from ted lasso coaching west ham players

Is Nate really at West Ham?

The answer, for me, is no — for two reasons. One is they would never have gotten permission to film on the pitch at London Stadium. They clearly don’t have it at Selhurst Park or Wembley, either. At Hayes and Yeading they do — I suppose because the shoot in summer?

Reason #2: Last I saw, the seats at London Stadium don’t say “West Ham” on them. But it’s a pretty good fake — I’m curious how they did it.

view of london stadium before a footbal game

The real London Stadium, without “West Ham” on the seats.

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16 Comments
  1. Ted’s local is actually a pub called the Princes Head, next door to The Cricketers (it’s to the right of the pub shown in your photo). It also happens to be my local. Oh and the staff at the Princes Head told me that the interior scenes were shot at a mock-up of the pub in Shepperton Studios.

  2. The primary school at which Roy Kent visited his neice is Orlean Primary School in St. Margarets! All 3 children attended there. Love seeing it.

  3. The fictional postcode is SE23 (Southeast 23 – all postcodes in London are a compass direction plus a number, so there is no S2E3), however, having lived in Richmond for years, I can say the actual code is TW9 as in Twickenham 9, as it is on the outer edge of London.

  4. Ah you meant Series 2 Episode 3 (I think you say Season 2 Episode 3 in the USA) – that explains it! Nevertheless, we did notice the postcode was changed 🙂

  5. Anyone know where they did the museum shots when Sam is being courted by the billionaire and they run into “Banksy”?

  6. Series 2 Episode 5 the christmas episode. Ted and Rebecca delivered chistmas presents to the door of a little girl. These scenes were filmed on the Ivybridge Estate in Isleworth West London. Throughout the episode where you see the tower blocks that is all filmed there.

  7. Being a Hayes and Yeading supporter I can assure you the SKY EX pitch is grass not artificial as you state Wonderful surface

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