EastEnders fans point out major blunder after spotting map on the cab office's wall

AN eagle-eyed Eastenders fan spotted a major gaffe on the cabbie office wall.

The show which launched in 1984 is set in the fictional London borough of Walford – postcode E20.

When the show started almost 40 years ago, E20, didn’t exist until 2011 when the Olympic Park was built in Stratford, and it took on the fictitious postcode

Tuesday's episode saw an early inside the cab company's office, with one fan noticing something a bit off in the background.

As Jean Slater moaned to boyfriend Harvey about her daughter, Stacey, banning her from being alone with her grandkids, a map of London could be seen in the background.

It was a very simple map with no streets and only the boundaries of each postcode featured with each postcode marked clearly in the centre.

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One viewer argued that Walford's postcode – E20 – was not included on the map.

The fan tweeted: "There’s a postcode map of London on the wall of the cab office in #EastEnders and it doesn’t include E20, Walford’s own post code."

But a close-up of the map does show E20 on there, but not in the spot where Walford would be if it were real.

Most people presume if Walford was a real place it would roughly be where Bromley-by-Bow is and the fictional Walford East Tube station would sit somewhere between Bow Road and West Ham on the Hammersmith and City and District lines.

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The E20 on the map in tonight's Eastenders sat exactly where its real location is in Stratford, a little bit more north than the fictional Walford.

The name Walford is a mix of Walthamstow and Stratford, two areas of greater London where creators Julia Smith and Tony Holland were born.

Eastenders moved to a brand new £87million set location from the BBC’s Elstree Centre, its home for the past 38 years.

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The EastEnders set was deemed no longer fit for purpose back in 2016 and work began on the multi-million pound new location which is suitable for HD filming.

The set was only intended to be used for two years but the production continued there for decades.


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