Doctor Who Private Walking Tour of London

The Doctor Who Private Walking Tour of London offers you the chance to explore London and see some of its leading sights whilst hearing all about their links to the hit BBC TV series Doctor Who. Led by an experienced tour guide, who is also a massive Doctor Who fan, this tour offers a great day out to anyone who loves the Doctor.

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Tour details

  • Meeting point

    Please arrive 10 minutes before departure in front of the Westminster Station (outside Caffè Nero), Westminster, London SW1A 2JR (view map)

  • Tour departs

    Daily between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm (Jan – Dec)

  • Tour ends

    Earl’s Court Station, Earls Court Road 232, London SW5 9RD

  • Duration

  • Where

  • Live guide speaks

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  • Tour type

  • Max group size

    15 persons

  • Tour operator

  • Cancellation policy

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

  • Exclusions

    Food & Drink
    Entry fees
    Gratuities (optional)
    Public transport

  • Things to bring

    Appropriate clothing
    Comfortable shoes
    A valid Travelcard or Oyster card

  • Film series

  • 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.

Locations (13)

1. Meeting point: Westminster Station

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before departure in front of the Westminster Station (outside Caffè Nero), Westminster, London SW1A 2JR

2. Big Ben

The Tour will start outside Big Ben where we will talk about how the Doctor Who team managed to destroy Big Ben.

3. Victoria Embankment

Royal Air Force Memorial, Victoria Embankment
Royal Air Force Memorial, Victoria Embankment

At this location, we will discuss the first sequences filmed in London for the new series of Doctor Who, and some of the mistakes in the scripts of series 1.

This location also gives you the chance to stand opposite the London Eye and recreate the famous ‘What?!’ moment from the very first episode Rose of the new Doctor Who series.

4. Whitehall

Statue of Prince George Duke of Cambridge, Whitehall
Statue of Prince George Duke of Cambridge, Whitehall

Whilst visiting Whitehall we will discuss how Doctor Who has become an integral part of UK culture, and how Harold Saxon became Prime Minister.

5. St James's Park

As we walk through the beautiful St James’s Park, we will stop on the mall to discuss the links between Doctor Who and the Royal Family and how Wilf (Donna Nobel’s grandfather) was only ever supposed to be a cameo appearance in one episode.

6. Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square, London
Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar Square, named after the 1805 battle of Trafalgar is home to the National Gallery and the under gallery where the painting of Gallifrey Falls No More is housed…. or is it?

7. John Adam Street / 10 Downing Street

John Adam Street is the filming location for No. 10 Downing Street in the Doctor Who episode Aliens of London and World War Three. This is your chance to pretend to be on the steps of the Prime Minister’s home and pose for the camera.

8. St. Paul's Cathedral

After travelling by public transport to St Paul’s Cathedral, your guide will explain how Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece and the surrounding areas have been used throughout Doctor Who, including in the two-part Dark Water and Death In Heaven.

9. Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare's Globe
Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, often called The Globe by Londoners is not only a unique building in the heart of London but is also a site that is heavily associated with the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, his career and his personal life.

While stopped outside The Globe, not only will your guide reveal how the theatre was used in the episode The Shakespeare Code, but we will also tell you how this unique London landmark came into being.

10. Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral

Mentioned in the episode The Lazarus Experiment, the Southwark Cathedral mentioned in the episode is not what it seems…..

11. The Shard

From St Thomas Street we can, on a clear day, see the top of The Shard, the tallest building in the United Kingdom. Standing over 300m tall this was home to Miss Kizlet and her operation for the Great Intelligence in Series 7 of New Who.

12. London Bridge

Our final stop is London Bridge where you will be able to get amazing views up and down the River Thames. From here your guide will explain how the locations that you can see from the bridge were used in Doctor Who before allowing you to depart for the nearby Monument or London Bridge Stations.

13. Earl's Court Police Box

Our tour materialises at Earl’s Court Road, just outside Earls Court Station, where a Mark 40 TARDIS has been sat since 1996. After you have taken your fill of photos, your guide will explain the history of the Police Box, how this particular phone box came into being, and finally how thanks to the image of the TARDIS the Metropolitan Police Service and the BBC ended up in court.

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