Albert Square

Albert Square is the fictional location of the BBC soap opera EastEnders. It is ostensibly located in the equally fictional London borough of Walford in London's East End. The square's design was based on the real life Fassett Square in Hackney, and was given the name Albert Square after the real life history of Prince Albert and the then deprived East End. The public house, The Queen Victoria, was also given its name due to this. One of the key characteristics of the pub is the window twitching by any of the occupants throughout the years. They are often known to look out of the windows, giving a view of the whole Square. This is especially common in dramatic storylines.

Central to the Square are the gardens. The garden is home to Arthur Fowler's bench, which was placed there in memory of him. The bench is also known as the Bench of Tears, as it is often the place where characters will go and cry.

The square is the centre for all of the everyday drama in all of Walford's residents' lives, most of the characters on EastEnders live on the square. Although a major place on the show, there are other places which are used in the show, like the market.

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... Barry arrives in Albert Square in 1994 as an acquaintance to David Wicks (Michael French), and his initial role is to provide a trysting spot for David's adulterous affair with Cindy Beale (Michelle Collins) ... He moves to Albert Square when Roy and his new romantic interest, Pat (Pam St ... Roy later goes into partnership with David Wicks when he buys into the car lot in Albert Square ...
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... Diane arrives in Albert Square in 1988 as the daughter of second-hand car salesman, Frank Butcher (Mike Reid) and sister to Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen) ... family move out of the pub to run a bed and breakfast elsewhere on the Square ... She eventually returns to Albert Square in March 1990, after months of searching by her father, but she struggles to adjust to life back in Walford ...
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... Albert Square is bounded by a varied selection of listed Victorian buildings, the largest being the Town Hall ... Only the western side of the square (facing the town hall) has lost its original buildings and is now occupied by brick and glass office blocks erected during the 1980s ... Buildings in Albert Square include Manchester Town HallGrade I (1868–77) - neo-Gothic sandstone ashlar local governmental building on a triangular site, with a 280 ft (85 m) bell tower, housing a ...
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