Doctor Who London Locations Tour

Take a trip through time and space with the Doctor Who London Locations Tour. Discover the sites and monuments that have played an integral part in the Doctor’s adventures throughout the decades.

Earth’s favourite Time Lord has a long history (and future) with London, and has saved the city from alien attacks on countless occasions. Now you can re-live these iconic events with a guided tour that retraces the Doctor’s footsteps. Just hope that you don’t run into any Daleks or Cybermen!

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Tour details

  • This tour makes use of London’s fantastic city buses. All patrons will need to have a valid Travelcard for Zone 1 or an Oyster card on the day.

  • Meeting point

    Westminster Station, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR

  • Tour departs

    Daily at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm by arrangement (Jan – Dec)

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  • Max group size

    30 persons

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  • Cancellation policy

    14 days or more before start: full refund less 5% booking fees.
    48 hours or more before start: 50% refund.
    After that time or no-show: no refund.

  • Exclusions

    Food & Drink
    Entry fees
    Gratuities (optional)
    Public transport

  • Things to bring

    Appropriate clothing
    Comfortable shoes
    Travelcard for Zone 1 or an Oyster card

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  • Trademarks

    Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures (and related titles and characters) are trademarks of the BBC. All rights reserved by the BBC.

  • Disclaimer

    This is an independent, unofficial tour of public locations featured in the BBC’s Doctor Who television series. It is not connected with, or licensed or endorsed by, the BBC in any way, and does not include access to any official Doctor Who sets or props.

Full description

The 3-hour Doctor Who London Locations Tour takes in all of the most famous London settings from the TV series.

First, the tour will start at Westminster Bridge, a location that has popped up in Doctor Who a number of times. It made its first appearance in 1964, during the First Doctor serial, in the episode The Dalek Invasion of the Earth.

You will also visit the National Gallery. This is a hugely important location in the Doctor’s recent history. Here is where the Eleventh Doctor sees the painting “Gallifrey Falls No More”, which kickstarts the events of The Day of the Doctor. Thankfully, the gallery hasn’t reported any Zygon problems since.

Doctor Who London Tour, Tower Bridge
Doctor Who London Tour, Tower Bridge

Staying with locations from The Day of the Doctor, the tour also stops at the Tower of London. Famously used throughout history as a prison, it seems only appropriate that not only one, but THREE Doctors were locked up here! And that was at the same time! The Tower of London is also the home of the Black Archive. This top-secret vault is used to hold dangerous extraterrestrial artefacts.

Another famous location on this tour is The Globe Theatre. Outside of the Doctor’s adventures, this building has its own important history. It was the workplace of William Shakespeare, where many of his plays were first performed. The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones meet him here during The Shakespeare Code, and possibly inspire some of his most memorable work.

There are plenty more Time Lord-associated attractions on this tour too.

These include the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and others. And, as you journey from place to place, your guide will test your Whoniverse knowledge with some fun trivia questions!

The Doctor Who London Locations Tour allows you to explore the sites of many of the Doctor’s greatest adventures. This truly is a journey through the ages, as you discover the settings that have fueled this TV series for over 50 years! It is an experience not to be missed!

Locations (11)

2. Westminster Bridge

Fans have seen Westminster Bridge appear more than once throughout Doctor Who history but the most memorable moment that everybody will remember was in the 1964 First Doctor serial The Dalek Invasion of Earth. The scene was recreated for the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.

3. London Eye

Doctor Who London Tour, London Eye
Doctor Who London Tour, London Eye

In Rose, the opening episode of the revived series, London Eye was used as a gigantic (and very effective, for that matter) transmitter by the Nestene Consciousness.

4. National Gallery

Doctor Who London Tour
Doctor Who London Tour

Constructed by Elizabeth I, the Under-Gallery was where the Doctor first found the painting ‘Gallifrey Falls No More’ in The Day of the Doctor. The National Gallery is free to visit but, according to reports, it’s also full of Zygons. You have been warned…

5. Trafalgar Square

This is one of the most iconic landmarks in London and it’s experienced its fair share of Doctor Who action over the years, most recently in The Day of the Doctor when the titular Time Lord made quite the entrance after the TARDIS was commandeered by UNIT. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Doctor!

6. Buckingham Palace

In the 2007 Christmas Special Voyage of the Damned, things went from bad to worse for planet Earth when the Starship Titanic nearly crashed into Buckingham Palace itself. That’s one expensive iceberg!

7. 10 Downing St

This address has always been associated with some rather peculiar inhabitants but none have been quite stranger than the Slitheen in Series 1’s Aliens of London/World War Three two-parter. Later 10 Downing Street would be occupied by Harriet Jones, Prime Minister (yes, you know who she is!) and then the Master under his alias of Harold Saxon.

8. St. Paul's Cathedral

Doctor Who London Tour, St Paul's Cathedral
Doctor Who London Tour, St Paul's Cathedral

The Cyberman are seemingly quite fond of St Paul’s Cathedral as in the past 46 years they have invaded the iconic London landmark twice, firstly in the 1968 Second Doctor serial The Invasion (the clue was in the tittle, really) and then once again as Missy’s minions in the 2014 Series 8 finale Dark Water/Death in Heaven.

9. Shakespeare's Globe

In The Shakespeare Code, the Tenth Doctor combines the power of words by William Shakespeare and J.K. Rowling (Expelliarmus!) to defeat three evil, and stunningly witch-like, Carrionites. And where better to do so than in the Elizabethian Globe Theatre itself? You couldn’t write it.

10. Shad Thames

If you would have been taking a walk through Shad Thames in 1984, there was a big chance you would have been exterminated as it was infested with Daleks in the Fifth Doctor serial Ressurection of the Daleks. Nowadays, though, you should be just fine.

11. Tower of London

Besides three incarnations of the Doctor being imprisoned in the Tower of London (at the same time!) during 2013’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, fans also discovered that this is also where the Black Archives are located. There’s a lot of history within those walls! Not that you’d remember ever being there, of course. Everyone has their memory promptly wiped after each visit. It’s probably for the best.

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