Set in the East End of London, the show focuses on the tensions between love and family with stories ranging from hard-hitting social issues, to personal, human tragedies. And there's plenty of funny moments too. Classic characters old and new across thousands of episodes have shared a drink in The Queen Vic, shed tears of despair or joy, sat on Arthur's bench in the Square - and at some point or other they probably crossed paths with Ian Beale.
Did You Know?
Walford East is a fictional tube station for Walford, and with the aid of a map that was first seen on air in 1996, it has been established that Walford East is located between Bow Road and West Ham, which realistically would replace Bromley-by-Bow on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. See more
When Nick Cotton returned to the square in October 2008, the tattoo on his neck had disappeared. See more
[Talking to Charlie about Kat
She's got a loud mouth and a foul temper. I dunno where she gets it from.
From 2012, the Olympic Park is visible on the opening credits. See more
Referenced in Countdown: Episode #73.87