Where Is Top Boy Shot? London Filming Locations For The Netflix Show Revealed

4 September 2019, 10:44 | Updated: 4 September 2019, 10:47

We reveal the filming locations in London and Margate for Netflix's Top Boy
We reveal the filming locations in London and Margate for Netflix's Top Boy. Picture: Netflix

As Top Boy returns for a third season, we take a look at the London filming locations used by Netflix.

After a five-year hiatus, Top Boy is returning to our screens for a third season - only this time it'll be on Netflix as opposed to Channel 4.

The show may be set in a fictitious housing estate in Hackney, London, but the areas they film the show are real. Here are some of the filming locations used for the Netflix reboot.

READ MORE: Meet the cast of Top Boy season 3

Where is Netflix's Top Boy filmed?

The majority of Top Boy is filmed in Hackney and other areas in East London
The majority of Top Boy is filmed in Hackney and other areas in East London. Picture: Getty

Hackney, London

While the housing complex's name isn't real, the De Beauvoir estate that it's based on is. The majority of filming takes place in the Hackney area, near Haggerston and Dalston.

In January this year, Top Boy actors were also spotted filming an intense police chase scene in the streets of London, which saw actors dressed as armed police circle around an actor in a white cap and maroon tracksuit.

The Top Boy cast were filming an intense police chase scene in London earlier this year
The Top Boy cast were filming an intense police chase scene in London earlier this year. Picture: Splash

Previous series of the show were shot in Millennium Mills, Walworth Academy and a snooker hall in Stoke Newington.

Londoners may also recognise Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, The Vlamont Club in Fulham Road, Queensway's bowling alleys and scenes in Elephant and Castle.

Some scenes from Top Boy 3 were actually filmed in Margate in Kent
Some scenes from Top Boy 3 were actually filmed in Margate in Kent. Picture: Getty

Margate, Kent

Camera crews were spotted setting up shop in the Kent seaside town of Margate last year, where they filmed scenes in Polish supermarket, Nazsa Biedronka and the famous Art Deco Lido.

When does season 3 of Top Boy drop on Netflix?

Fans can catch the latest season of Top Boy on Netflix from Friday 13 September, 2019.