Want to know where Henry IV Part 2 is set? Shakespeare set Henry IV Part 2 at the end of Henry IV’s reign and ends with Prince Hal becoming Henry V. The action is divided among the royal palace in Whitehall, the Boar’s Head Tavern in Eastcheap, London, and Gloucestershire. Each of the locations is important. The Court is a solemn place without laughter, full of the seriousness of state matters. The Boar’s Head Tavern is where the drunkards and scoundrels are to be found and it full of laughter, without any sense of responsibility. Gloucestershire represents rural England. Falstaff takes a tour of Gloucestershire, recruiting men for his army. Shakespeare therefore gives us a wide view of England in this play – the court, the  life of ordinary town people, and country life

The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for Henry IV Part 2, and below the map is a text list of the locations. When you click a pin on the map it opens to show all of the settings used within the location, using Shakespeare actual wording. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, click the icons on the map for more information, or use the list of all map pins below the Henry IV Part 2 settings map: