‘Ted Lasso’ Fans Can Spend a Night in the Hit Show's Actual London Pub
This article was originally published on Architectural Digest.
Fans of the Apple TV+ mega-hit series Ted Lasso have been waiting for the feel-good sports comedy’s comeback ever since the season two finale aired way back in October 2021. To celebrate the show’s season three return on March 15th, Airbnb is offering an exclusive Ted Lasso-themed stay at the Crown & Anchor, the local London pub where Ted (Jason Sudeikis) and Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) have bonded over many a pint served up by the assertive-but-lovable pub owner Mae, portrayed by Annette Badland, who will be hosting three one-night stays in the decked-out bar. “I can't wait to meet fans, who will be utterly delighted and thrilled, and share experiences with them,” Badland tells Architectural Digest.
The lucky few who are able to nab the reservations will enjoy an overnight stay at The Prince’s Head, the real-life version of the Crown and Anchor where the traditional English pub’s exterior shots are filmed (the interior is filmed at a soundstage replica of The Prince’s Head). The wood-paneled establishment will be decorated in realistic memorabilia from the show. Back rooms will be transformed into cozy bedrooms befitting any faithful football fan. “But I suspect not many people will sleep,” Badland says. “They'll just be so thrilled to be there that they're going to be up all night doing karaoke and seeing what's on the big telly.”
“It's a home for people,” the actor explains of the pub as a concept—not just in the show, but in real life, too. “It's a place where they can just sit and read a newspaper, take a long time with their pint, or they can go and celebrate. They can drown their sorrows and they'll always have companionship. And I think that's huge.”
Apart from singing karaoke and cheering on the local teams (AFC Richmond gear will be provided), Ted-heads will nosh on authentic pub fare and try their hands at some of the other bar activities featured in the show, including darts, pinball, and a game of chess set at Ted’s favorite table. “They better not make a mess though. I don't want to be cleaning up after them,” the actor jokes. “If they are well behaved, they might just find a biscuit or two as a reward.”
Reservations will open on Airbnb on March 21 at 1 p.m. ET for the three one-night stays, which will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2023. The booking will only run you £11 (or about $13) per night—a reference to the number of players on the football pitch. “Come on in,” Badland beckons, in character. “The beer ain’t warm!”
Fret not if you miss out on this listing—check out these other Richmond Airbnbs where you can live like Ted Lasso:
A cottage with character
Part of a row of cottages by the neighborhood’s train station, this two-bedroom spot sits on a sleepy cul-de-sac and offers a glimpse at a quieter village lifestyle in close proximity to London’s urban centers. A large communal garden is nearby, as are the Thames and Richmond Park, but there’s also a private backyard for solitude.
This chic flat boasts some utterly romantic facets—it’s a stone’s throw from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and has a lovely little wrought-iron-fenced terrace for outdoor dining on temperate days. It sleeps six between its three bedrooms.
Large and luxurious
For a spacious layout (two bedrooms, three stories, a chef’s kitchen)—and four complimentary tickets to the nearby Kew Gardens on the host—this charming townhouse is peerless. You’ll be living more like Rebecca Welton than Lasso himself.
Never before has a Victorian home been brighter! This two-bedroom Richmond flat is on the first floor, and nevertheless is full of light—thanks in part to a smart white palette. Remaining are some impeccable details, including copper lighting fixtures and an ornate fireplace.
If you really want a slice of the Richmond life, look no further than this Victorian capable of hosting a whole family. Its shelves are laden with books, the kitchen walls boast a portrait gallery of loved art, and the paneling in the bedrooms looks original. Plus, there are two-and-a-half bathrooms, a rarity in these parts.
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