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Chrome March 2015 The Last Word

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Based on actual East End prices, the average house price in ‘Walford’ has risen from £32,567 in 1984 to £336,175.

Nick Barnes, Head of Research

- House prices around the London borough where EastEnders is set have increased more than ten-fold over the 30 years since the TV series began in 1985, according to research from Halifax. Based on actual East End prices, the average house price in ‘Walford’ has risen from £32,567 in 1984 to £336,175.

- This is a staggering 932% increase and exceeds the average gains for both Greater London (820%) and the UK (576%) over the period. Moreover, house prices around the setting of EastEnders have risen by significantly more than those close to the locations of three other long-running popular soap operas: Coronation Street (574%), Emmerdale (526%) and Hollyoaks (526%).


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Soap Opera House Prices 1984-2014

Source: Halifax

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Nick has more than 20 years’ experience within the property research arena.

Nick Barnes

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