The Heygate Estate is a large housing estate located in Walworth, Southwark, south London. The estate is currently under demolition.
Heygate is one of the most high-profile estates in the United Kingdom, due to its notoriety and usage as a filming location. The estate is situated adjacent to Walworth Road and New Kent Road, and immediately east of the Elephant and Castle road intersection.
Due to its urban decay and location, the estate has been extensively used as a filming location. Films have included Attack the Block, Shank and Harry Brown and The Bill TV series. High profile music videos, including “Love Don’t Let Me Go” by David Guetta have also been filmed on the estate. In total, 76 films have been made on the estate over three years to 2010.