Hackney address that inspired EastEnders’ Albert Square has Victorian house for sale after ?76,000 price drop

After a?76,000 price reduction, an AVictorian terrace house in Hackney that inspired the EastEnders fictional location is up for sale. Homeowners reported receiving cash-filled envelopes from the crew to keep them on their side. Albert Square was ultimately filmed at Elmstree Studios. However, the BBC set is a faithful reproduction of the Hackney original. The 56 Fassett Square homes were identical to the ones built for the show, down to the measurements.
/ DextersIts current owners, a family planning a move to the countryside after almost 12 years in the east London square, listed it for ?1.375 million in June but it has more recently been reduced to its current asking price of ?1,299,000.Similarities between the two garden squares are less pronounced nowadays than they were when the series’ creators first discovered the location in 1985, given the rapid gentrification of Hackney in the 37 years since EastEnders was first broadcast.There isn’t a pub like the Queen Vic in the E8 square, although the pub thought to be the inspiration for the EastEnders watering hole – The Cat & Mutton – is just a short walk away in Broadway Market.READ MORE
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“Many of Fassett Square’s residents have lived here since EastEnders first aired in 1985. Jodie Ryan, Dexters Hackney director, said that you can feel the sense of community. “All local homeowners have their own keys to the communal garden at the square’s centre. In the summer, they host many parties and get-togethers.” “UK Land Registry house prices records only started in 1995, 10 years after EastEnders’ first broadcast (February 1985). However, the average cost of a home within Hackney’s London borough has risen 786 percent since then. The communal garden is now a must-see during Open Garden Squares weekend.