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Australia House

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51°30'45"-00°06'54" show decimal

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Australia House
Aldwych, London

Australia House is home to the Australian High Commission in the United Kingdom, and is the longest continuously occupied foreign mission in London. It was designed by Scottish architects A. Marshall Mackenzie and Son alongside the Commonwealth of Australia's chief architect JS Murdoch, and work started on the site in 1913 and officially opened by King George V on 3rd August 1918.

How to get here:

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Underground (District/Circle): Temple - Exit Temple Station and turn left. Go up the steps and cross the road at the zebra crossing, then continue up Arundel Street until you reach the Strand at the top - Australia House is to he centre-left. +

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Bus: Aldwych Bus Map - Bus stops near Australia House, shown on the map. +

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableAustralia House 

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Photograph taken: 22nd October 2007 by Chuck Foster

The Invasion (6)
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Filmed: 8 Sep 1968
A peaceful area of London ...

 

Where to walk to next?

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Covent Garden Market (The War Machines, Invasion of the Dinosaurs). Head west along the Strand, crossing to the north side at Waterloo Bridge Road and then heading north on Wellington Street. Turn left into Culverhay (by Royal Opera House) into Covent Garden.

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John Adam Street (Aliens of London, World War Three). Head west along the Strand, crossing Waterloo Bridge Road and continuing on until you reach Adam Street. Turn left into this, and then right into John Adam Street.

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Trafalgar Square (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Chase, The Web of Fear, The Seeds of Death, Invasion of the Dinosaurs, Rose, The Christmas Invasion, The Day of The Doctor). Head west along the Strand, crossing Waterloo Bridge Road and continuing on until you reach Trafalgar Square.

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Great Queen Street (The War Machines). Head northwest along Aldwych, and then turn right into Kingsway. Walk along until you reach Great Queen Street on the left.

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South Bank Centre (Frontier in Space). Head west along the Strand and cross Waterloo Bridge Road, then turn left and cross the bridge. The South Bank Centre is on the right as you reach the far side of the Thames.

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International Press Centre (The Runaway Bride, Children of Earth: Day Five). Head east along the Strand, which then becomes Fleet Street. On the northern side, turn left into Shoe Lane, and the Press Centre is on the left.

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Ludgate Hill (The Invasion). Head east along the Strand, which then becomes Fleet Street. When you reach Ludgate Circus, cross over into Ludgate Hill and head towards St. Paul's Cathedral.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Somerset House (Fragments): 0.15 miles.

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Waterloo Bridge (The Bells of Saint John): 0.29 miles.

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Royal Opera House (The War Machines): 0.30 miles.

Related Stories

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The Invasion [8 Sep 1968]: A quiet London morning ...

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