Last Alteration: Thursday 18 April 2013

Mermaid Quayside

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51°27'47"-03°09'55" show decimal

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Mermaid Quayside
Cardiff Bay

How to get here from Ba Orient (restaurant and bar):

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Walk: From outside the bar, head down the steps to the quayside. (0.1 miles, 1m) +

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableWest Side

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Photograph taken: 8th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Children of Earth - Day One
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Filmed: 8 Sep 2008
Rupesh is left on his own to head back to hospital

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableThe "Information Centre"

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 8th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"Since the broadcast of Children of Earth: Day Four, a shrine to Ianto Jones has appeared on the hub door! Over the last couple of months it has continued to grow!"

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Everything Changes
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2006
Gwen approaches the information booth with pizza.

Day One
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2006
Gwen and Tosh chase after Carys.

Cyberwoman
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Filmed: 2006
The pizza delivery girl arrives.

 

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Photograph taken: 24th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Cyberwoman
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Filmed: 2006
The pizza girl buzzes in.

Children of Earth - Day One
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Filmed: 8 Sep 2008
Gwen leaves the hub as fast as she can

 

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Everything Changes
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2006
Gwen approaches the information booth with pizza.

Cyberwoman
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Filmed: 2006
The Torchwood team rush back to base.

Fragments
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Ianto offers Jack a coffee

 

Additional Notes:

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The door and wall is actually a facade - there is nothing behind it but a drop into the bay! The area appears to always be fenced off except when filming is taking place.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableBy Steps

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Photograph taken: 8th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Children of Earth - Day One
Screen Shot
Filmed: 8 Sep 2009
"What's occuring?"

 

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Photograph taken: 24th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Boom Town
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Filmed: 2006
Rose and Mickey make their way to the quayside.

 

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Boom Town
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Screen Shot
Filmed: 2006
Rose and Mickey chat about her travels. (You can just see that the "hub" entrance hadn't been built at the time of this story!)

Fragments
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Filmed: 2007
Jack tells Ianto he won't be in his Torchwood

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 8th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Day One
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2006
Gwen and Tosh split up to hunt down Carys.

Fragments
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Ianto stops Jack to talk to him.

Children of Earth - Day One
Screen Shot
Filmed: 8 Sep 2008
Gwen arrives at the Hub

Children of Earth - Day One
Screen Shot
Filmed: 8 Sep 2008
Rupesh is sent back to the hospital

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableCadwalader

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Photograph taken: 23rd July 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Fragments
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Filmed: 2007
Ianto talks to Jack outside the hub.

Children of Earth - Day One
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Filmed: 8 Sep 2008
Gwen enters the Hub (Taken from below rather than above)

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisablePath

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 8th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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Fragments
Screen Shot
Filmed: 2007
Jacks smiles as he walks away from Ianto.

 

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableMarina

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 8th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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A Day In The Death
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Filmed: 16 Aug 2007
Owen runs and launches himself into the Bay

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 24th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

"Taken from the quayside looking out at the boardwalk"

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A Day In The Death
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Filmed: 3 Jul 2007
Owen pulls himself back out of the marina.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableCeltic Ring

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Photograph taken: 25th February 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Meat
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Filmed: 3 Jul 2007
Gwen find Rhys waiting for her on the quayside.

 

Where to walk to next?

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Ba Orient (restaurant and bar) (New Earth, Cyberwoman). Head up the steps, which brings you up beside Ba Orient on the right. (0.1 miles, 1m)

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Roald Dahl Plass (Boom Town, Everything Changes, Day One, Cyberwoman, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Utopia, Last of the Time Lords, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Meat, A Day in the Death, Something Borrowed, Children of Earth: Day One, Children of Earth: Day Two, Vincent and the Doctor, The New World, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming). No route recorded to this location.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Stuart Street (Boom Town, Day One, Sleeper): 0.03 miles.

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Bellinis (restaurant) (Boom Town): 0.03 miles.

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Eddie's Diner (The Impossible Astronaut): 0.03 miles.

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Bosphorus (restaurant) (Boom Town): 0.04 miles.

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Pearl of the Orient (Out of Time): 0.04 miles.

Filming Reports:

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2006: Flickr: Hannah Grainger - Photos from filming for Cyberwoman.

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3 Jul 2008: Album: Stuart Palmer - Photos of filming for Meat.

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8 Sep 2008: Kinda - filming report for Children of Earth: Day One.

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8 Oct 2008: Alun Vega - Filming for Children of Earth: Day One.

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8 Oct 2008: Paul Mount - blog and videos for Children of Earth: Day One.

In the News:

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17 Feb 2010: South Wales Echo - "Plaques presented at Torchwood's Ianto Jones 'shrine'"

Further links about the location:

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Mermaid Quay

Related Stories

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Boom Town [2,8,15 Feb 2005]: Rose and Mickey chat.

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Everything Changes [2006]: "Tourist Information" shop

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Day One [2006]: Gwen and Tosh chase after Carys

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Cyberwoman [2006]: The Torchwood team rush back to base.

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Meat [3 Jul 2007]: Gwen and Rhys hug and head home.

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A Day in the Death [16 Aug 2007]: Owen leaps into the Bay.

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Fragments [19 Sep 2007]: Ianto meets Jack outside Torchwood.

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Children of Earth: Day One [8 Sep 2008]: Strange happenings at the Bay

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