Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Queen Victoria Street

GPS Coordinates

51°30'43"-00°05'54" show decimal

Google Earth

Location Point

London A-Z

Page 168, C2

Nicholson

Page 279, H10

Ordnance Survey

Page 251, D5

Streetmap

Online Map

Queen Victoria Street
London, EC4

Queen Victoria Street is on the north bank of the Thames, running between Blackfriars and Bank.

How to get here:

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Underground (District/Circle)/Rail: Blackfriars - Exit the station and walk along Queen Victoria Street until you reach the College of Arms. +

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Bus: St. Paul's Bus Map - The locations are at stop SG. +

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableCollege of Arms

Photo

«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 24th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

"The left-side is still being rebuilt after the fire earlier this year"

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The Invasion (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 8 Sep 1969
A cleaner is overcome by the Cybermen control signal as he cleans the gates of the College.

 

 

Access: PublicStatus: alteredManhole, Queen Victoria Street

Photo

«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 24th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Invasion (6)
Screen Shot
Screen Shot
Filmed: 8 Sep 1969
A Cyberman throws off the cover and climbs out onto the street.

 

Additional Notes:

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The kerb along this stretch of Queen Victoria Street was extended during the 1990's, so the manhole cover is now on the pavement rather than in the street! (It is also not the cover on screen, which was a lightweight copy).

Where to walk to next?

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Peter's Hill (The Invasion). No route recorded to this location.

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Bankside Jetty (The Talons of Weng-Chiang). Cross Queen Victoria Street and then across the Thames on the Millennium Bridge; the houses are just off Bankside on the eastern side of the Bankside Power Station (aka Tate Modern).

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Peter's Hill (The Invasion): 0.04 miles.

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Knightrider Street (The Invasion): 0.04 miles.

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Distaff Lane (The Invasion): 0.06 miles.

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St. Paul's Hotel (The Bells of Saint John): 0.06 miles.

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St. Paul's Cathedral (The Web of Fear, Doctor Who Series 8 Filming): 0.12 miles.

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Watling Street (An Unearthly Child): 0.14 miles.

In the News:

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5 Feb 2009: Evening Standard - "Blaze threatens historic records at College of Arms" (includes a photo of the building with firefighters in attendence)

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5 Feb 2009: BBC News - "Fire at heraldry records building"

General Details:

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The College of Arms is official repository of the many Coats of Arms of the UK and Commonwealth. The building dates back to the 1670s, when it was built on the site of the original college, Derby Place, which was destroyed during the Great Fire of London in 1666. Originally a complete quadangle, the now front of the building was demolished during the construction of Queen Victoria Street in the 1860s. The gates as featured in The Invasion were erected in 1956.

Further links about the location:

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Official College of Arms Website

Related Stories

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The Invasion [8 Sep 1968]: The Invasion has begun!

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