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A ‘yuppie free zone’: Scenes for next series of The Crown filmed in Bloomsbury

Class war props seen in Bedford Square

24 November, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

ONE quick glance and you could just think the signs with “class war” and “yuppie free zone” were part of a political statement ahead of the Christmas general election.

But a look closer on this Bloomsbury street and you’ll realise that it’s a bygone era. The props were up for the filming of The Crown in Bedford Square on Friday. Vintage cars were parked up along the nearby streets and extras wrapped up warm in blankets between shoots.

The third series has just been released on streaming service Netflix, starring Olivia Coleman as the Queen and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in the 1960s. A fourth series series has been commissioned with filming starting this year.


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