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  • Grand Union Canal
    Hackney

    London E8 4PP
    Broadway Market, London Fields

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  • 4.0 star rating
    9/3/2008
    First to Review

    Right by Broadway Market, this is a picturesque oasis where you can stop and relax for a while. There's something about the noise of water in a weir or gushing through a lock gate that is just so peaceful. There's a bench, damson trees and a very pretty house.

    I can't say for sure the lock has been used in the filming of Eastenders. But it's certainly a setting that will look familiar to people who watch the show. It's definitely the real life equivalent!

    It is also the scene of some controversy. Opposite the towpath you'll see a new, rather posh block of flats with a great view over the water. Problem is they built it in front of the council block which used to have the great view. Residents were not happy.

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