Inside real 'EastEnders' neighbourhood' where properties sell for £1M which is worlds away from life on Albert Square | The Sun

Inside real 'EastEnders' neighbourhood' where properties sell for £1M which is worlds away from life on Albert Square | The Sun

A SOAP fan has revealed what life is like in the REAL Eastenders neighbourhood – and it couldn't be more different to life in the show.

Fassett Square in Hackney is the real-life street which inspired Albert Square.

The show's creators Julia Smith and Tony Holland used the East End cul-de-sac to create their iconic characters.

EastEnders' 1985 pilot was shot on location in the real-life neighbourhood, before production moved to Elstree Studios in Borehamwood.

Angie Quinn told MyLondon: "When I arrive at Fassett Square for a wander, the first thing that stands out to me is how spookily the street looks like Albert Square.

"I was half expecting Ian Beale to come strutting out of one of the Victorian terraces and ask me if I'd seen his mum Kathy about."


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But Angie quickly noticed the subtle differences between Fassett Square and the fictional community it inspired.

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She added: "There was no hustle and bustle, market, or couples having arguments.

"It couldn't be more different to the Square, it is delightfully, and surprisingly, peaceful.

"I mean, I wasn't expecting a handsome Keanu Taylor looking man to throw me a smile but I did assume there would be a resident having a walkabout with their dog at least."

A local described the area as expensive, adding that it becomes much busier in the evening.

Properties in Fassett Square now fetch just shy of £1million, a far cry from the days when the working-class neighbourhood inspired EastEnders.

It comes after former EastEnders actress Danniella Westbrook revealed her plans to send her jailbird fiancé a sexy treat while he's in prison.

Danniella, 49, plans to send saucy snaps to HMP Pentonville for her beau David to enjoy, after he was jailed for counterfeiting goods and engaging in physical altercations.

Emer Kenny, who played Zsa Zsa Carter in East Enders, recently gave birth to a daughter with her husband, the TV presenter Rick Edwards.

The couple got engaged only six weeks after they first met in 2016.

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