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The Real-Life Building Where All The Apartment Scenes Were Filmed In Bridget Jones's Diary

Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Fielding (which, itself is a modern retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice)," "Bridget Jones's Diary" introduces our titular character, played charmingly by Renée Zellweger, a 32-year-old woman determined to lose weight, stop smoking, and find love. After being rejected by Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), a family friend that her mother tried to set her up with, Bridget finds herself beginning an affair with her boss, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), a womanizer whom she has been crushing on.

Bridget Jones is undeniably one of Zellweger's most iconic roles — in fact, her performance earned Zellweger her first Oscar nomination. Just as the character of Bridget is iconic, so is her charming little London flat. We first see Bridget's flat after the New Year's party, as she lies in her pajamas, smoking and watching "Frasier." Further, it is in Bridget's apartment that some of the plot's key moments happen, such as when Mark helps Bridget salvage the disastrous birthday dinner she attempted to cook and the two grow closer.

So, for those curious, where were the apartment scenes filmed for "Bridget Jones's Diary"?

Bridget's apartment scenes were filmed at a real flat in London

Not only do we know that the scenes of Bridget's home were filmed in a real apartment (rather than on a set built for the purpose of filming), but we know the real flat's exact address: 8 Bedale Street in London (via Express). In fact, the flat is actually located just above a pub called The Globe Tavern in Borough Market, which is not far from Shakespeare's The Globe Theatre.

According to a Time Out article written in 2018, Bridget's flat, which is a three-bedroom, would be worth about £700,000 (or, for Americans, about $914,574.50), a number that has likely risen in the last few years. It's quite a large sum, and that's probably due in part to its connection to the famous film. Time Out also noted that, according to the pub's general manager, fans of "Bridget Jones's Diary" show up frequently just to see the entrance to Bridget's flat.

So, if you're a major "Bridget Jones" fan and you find yourself in London, you know where to find our protagonist's iconic flat — or at least the front door to it.