25 Albert Square
25 Albert Square
Picture © BBC
Address 25 Albert Square,
Walford, London,
E20 6PQ
Owned by Council
Used for Residential
Occupied by Abi Branning
Dot Branning
Lauren Branning
Louie Beale


25 Albert Square is a council rented property, originally the home of Tom Clements. He did a council swap with Dot Branning, and moved into her flat instead.Dot left Albert Square in 1993 and the building was rented by the Jackson family (Carol, Alan and their four kids Bianca, Robbie, Sonia and Billie). The family separated after Bianca's affair with Dan Sullivan.

When Carol left the square, Robbie and Sonia moved back in with their grandfather, Jim Branning. Dot later married Jim and returned to her original home.

Robbie left to live in India, Sonia married Martin Fowler and moved into the the Fowler home (45 Albert Square). Naomi Julien also stayed in this property but only temporarily. Garry Hobbs and Minty Peterson moved in but did not like Dot's strict house rules and ended up not staying for very long. Jim's grandson Bradley Branning stayed with Dot and Jim as he hand just landed a new job at a London bank. Sonia again returned after splitting up from Martin Fowler and later Naomi.

Since Jim has needed specialist care following a stroke, Dot decided he would be better looked after in a care home. Dot has also left to be with Jim. Whilst she was away Cora Cross, Arthur Chubb and Poppy Meadow were living in the property.

On Dot's return she discovered that the rent had not been paid for a considerable amount of time and that the council may charge her with fraud for not declaring the other tenants, the council later dropped the case. Poppy left the square after being dumped by Arthur and Dot asked Cora to leave. Dot lived alone with Arthur as a tenant and unlikely companion until her estranged grandson Charlie Cotton, Jr. moved in during Spring 2014, later followed by his mother Yvonne and returning father Nick.

In December 2017 Abi suffers a traumatic brain injury and dies in hospital.

Current Residents

  • Dot Branning - 1993-
  • Sonia Fowler - 1993-2007, 2010-2011, 2014-
  • Robbie Jackson - 1993-2004, 2010, 2015, 2017-

Past Residents