Goodbye Clockwork Orange estate

The last 200 or so houses on the Tavy Bridge estate in Thamesmead, south-east London, are being demolished. The estate is famous (or according to the Times, infamous) for being the backdrop for Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange" — you remember the scene where Alex and his droogs beat up the tramp? That’s the place. Again according to the Times, "some locals think that the film’s depiction of youth disorder tainted the area’s reputation". The houses are being demolished, it is said, as part of a regeneration project. (I’ve lived and worked in one of those for almost 25 years and it isn’t by any means finished yet.)

3 thoughts on “Goodbye Clockwork Orange estate

  1. The scene where Alex and his droogs attack the old tramp is on the South Bank, not the Thamesmeade estate.

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