Filming locations

I was having a nose around the internet at what has been filmed in Hackney, so I thought I’d start a list here


  1. Fasset square wasn’t where Eastenders was filmed, but Albert square was based on it

  2. random bit of triv, a director once told me that if you ever spot a fluorescent (green, yellow or orange but always fluorescent) arrow sign with \site xyz123″ randomly tied to a lamp-post or railing or some such it is an indication of an ongoing shoot location.”

  3. I used to cycle past a house just off Shacklewell Lane everyday on my to work , had a weird feeling I’d seen it before, then found out was the house in Mike Leigh’s Naked.

  4. Mike Leigh’s films feature Hackney quite a lot: Meantime is filmed in Haggerston / Fellows Court area. Naked is filmed in St Marks Rise, Dalston, Vera Drake in The Mildmay Club, more about his film locations here… place to go starring Rita Tushingham is filmed around St Chads church Haggerston pre Fellows Court.Run Fatboy Run is filmed in Sandringham Road and Meynell Crescent.A scene in Bronco Bullfrog is filmed at Hackney Stadium.Die Another Day is filmed in Simpsons Factory I will have to watch that now! “

  5. Saw ‘Svengali’ last night, filmed extensively in Hoxton, Shoreditch, Pitfield Street, Old Blue Last.

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