Now 20 years old, much-loved US sitcom Friends centred on six friends living in New York and one of the focal points of many episodes was the iconic flat. To mark the anniversary of Friends, online estate agent eMoov has looked at the prices and fortunes of a number of well-known properties from British TV shows and films.
Only Fools and Horses
Nelson Mandela House played host to the Trotter family in Peckham. The actual building used for filming, Harlech Tower, was in Acton. Over thirty years on from the launch of Only Fools, eMoov says that Del Boy wouldn’t quite have been the property millionaire he’d hoped by would be a third of the way there.
This type of three bedroom flat in the Peckham area would now cost at least 250,000, according to figures from Zoopla.
As for the real building in South Acton, the 17-hectare site was bulldozed a few years back as part of a £500million regeneration project.
Harry Potter’s childhood home – owned by his aunty and uncle – the fictional number four Privet Drive is actually situated in Picket Post Close in Bracknell.
The house has been sold a few times since the launch of the first film in 2001 and when the third film – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – launched it sold for £239,950. The link-detached house is now valued at £350,000.
The Boswell family, the focus of BBC sitcom Bread which ran from 1986 to 1991, lived on a typical terraced street in Liverpool. The properties used for filming are on Elswick Street in Toxteth.
In 1986 a two bedroom terraced house in Toxteth would cost approximately £18,000. These days, a similar property in the same road costs around the £90,000 mark.
About a Boy
The big screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s cult novel was released back in 2002. Fiona played by Toni Collette and her son Marcus lived in a two bedroom flat in Kentish Town, just north of Camden.
The flat, at the time of release, would have been worth close to £200,000 but with the London market booming in recent years, similar properties in this area are now worth closer to half a million pounds.
Men Behaving Badly
Another popular comedy from the 90’s was Men Behaving Badly in which two beer-guzzling mates shared a two bed flat in Ealing.
The price of this flat would have jumped from approximately £125,000 during the show’s 1995 peak to around £550,000 in today’s market.