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Riverside Drive

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51°26'13"-00°19'20" show decimal

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Riverside Drive
Ham, Middlesex

Riverside Drive runs along by the Thames in Ham, with a housing estate on one side and open ground on the other leading to the river's edge. There are a number of playing fields on its northern edge, not too far from Ham House.

Since filming, the road has been resurfaced and the street lights have been moved from away from the edge of the pavement.

How to get here:

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Bus: Kingston Bus Map - Route 371, to Broughton Avenue (Mariner Gardens), stops M/X. Walk north along Broughton Avenue, then turn left into Ashburnham Road and follow it as it bears right. Turn left into Croft Way, and then right into Riverside Drive. +

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Road: M3 - Exit at junction one (Sunbury) onto the roundabout and then follow the A308 east towards Hampton Court. Then continue along the A308 to Kingston, crossing the river and then following the one-way system to Richmond Road (A307) to Richmond. Turn left at Dukes Avenue and this then becomes Riverside Drive. Croft Way will be on the right. +

Parking Details

Roadside.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableBy Breamwater Gardens

Photo

Photograph taken: 18th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

Invasion of the Dinosaurs (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Sep 1973
The Doctor and Brigadier hurry to the Project Golden Age headquarters, avoiding a Tyranosaurus Rex along the way!

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 18th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

Invasion of the Dinosaurs (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Sep 1973
The Doctor and Brigadier hurry to the Project Golden Age headquarters, avoiding a Tyranosaurus Rex along the way!

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 18th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

Invasion of the Dinosaurs (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Sep 1973
The Doctor and Brigadier pull up as a Brontosaurus appears in front of them.

 

Additional Notes:

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This position is based upon the way in which the road bends and the visibility of the flat garden walls/fences along the side of the road.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableBy Croft Way

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 18th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

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Invasion of the Dinosaurs (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Sep 1973
A brontosaurus blocks the road ...

 

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Invasion of the Dinosaurs (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 27 Sep 1973
... so the Doctor drives straight underneath!

 

Additional Notes:

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This position is based upon the way the road straightens by Croft Way, as it appears straight where the brontosaurus is standing.

Other nearby locations:

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Ham Polo Club (The Myth Makers). Road (2.6 miles, 11m) : Head north along Riverside Drive, following it as it bears right. At the end, turn right into Ham Street, and then left into Sandy Lane. When you reach Petersham Road (A307), turn left and then continue along it until you reach the polo club on the left (just before the road makes a sharp bend to the right). Parking: roadside.

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Parkfields Road (Invasion of the Dinosaurs). Road (1.9 miles, 6m) : Drive south on Riverside Drive, and this becomes Dukes Avenue. Cross over the lights (A307) and continue along Tudor Drive until you reach the junction where it bears right into Park Road, then turn left into Park Road. Parkfields Road will be on the left. Parking Roadside. Bus: From the Drive, walk along Croft Way, and then right around the church into Ashburnham Road and then right again into Broughton Avenue. Catch the 371 towards Kingston and then travel to Tudor Drive (Wingfield Road). At the junction with Park Road turn left, and Parkfields Road is further up on the left.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Teddington Studios (Army of Ghosts): 0.58 miles.

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Cambridge Park (The Talons of Weng-Chiang): 1.20 miles.

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Wilmer Close (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 1.53 miles.

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Canbury Gardens (Invasion of the Dinosaurs): 1.53 miles.

Trivia:

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Interesting point to note in the screen shots, judging by its feet the brontosaurus seems to have turned around between the Brigadier spotting it and the Doctor driving underneath it!

Related Stories

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Invasion of the Dinosaurs [27 Sep 1973]: The Doctor and Brigadier drive to Project Golden Age headquarters

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