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St. Katharine's Dock

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51°30'25"-00°04'15" show decimal

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St. Katharine's Dock
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St. Katharine's Docks were designed by engineer Thomas Telford to replace an area of slums, and opened on 25th October 1828 to provide a large quayside area to accomodate cargo and warehouse accessibility. The docks consisted of two basins (east and west), and were connnected to the Thames via a lock. However, due to the inability of large ships to dock there the docks were not as successful as hoped. The docks did not recover from major damage during the Second World War and closed in 1968, with the old warehouses demolished in favour of modern businesses. Today, the marina and surrounding apartments is a highly sought (and expensive) place to live!

How to get here from Irongate/St. Katharine's Wharves:

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Walk: Head east and then cross the lock, heading left up to the dock area. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableSt. Katharine's Dock

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Photograph taken: 24th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976
The Doctor and Litefoot make their way to the River Fleet.

 

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976
The Doctor and Litefoot make their way to the River Fleet.

 

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Photograph taken: 13th August 2006 by Chuck Foster

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976
The Doctor and Litefoot make their way to the River Fleet.

 

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976
The boat pulls up by the Fleet.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (4)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976
Litefoot waits for the Doctor to return from his excursion into the sewers.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableOutside The Medievel Banquet, Ivory House

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Photograph taken: 24th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976
The Doctor follows the chinese assassins to the sewers.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (2)
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Filmed: 17 Dec 1976

 

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredWarehouses

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Photograph taken: 24th September 2009 by Chuck Foster

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1)
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Filmed: 27 Aug 1964
The Doctor and Ian explore some warehouses.

 

Additional Notes:

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The warehouses were demolished in the early seventies to make way for the Tower Hotel. The offices built alongside it retained the look of the originals.

Where to walk to next?

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Irongate/St. Katharine's Wharves (The Dalek Invasion of Earth). Walk past the Dickens Inn to the lock, crossing it and continuing to the wharf by the Thames.

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Wapping Pier Head (The Talons of Weng-Chiang). Walk past the Dickens Inn onto St. Katharine's Way, and follow this east until it becomes Wapping High Street. Continue along here until you reach Wapping Pier Head.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Tower Bridge (The Web of Fear, Aliens of London): 0.22 miles.

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Tower of London (The Web of Fear, The Christmas Invasion, The Day of The Doctor): 0.24 miles.

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Butler's Wharf (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.26 miles.

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Shad Thames (Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.28 miles.

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Curlew Street (Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.28 miles.

Further links about the location:

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St. Katharine's Docks - Website covering the docks.

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Port Cities London - St. Katherine's Docks in the 19th Century.

Also seen in:

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The XYY Man: At The Bottom of the River.

Related Stories

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth [27 Aug 1964] ('A' warehouse): The Doctor and Ian investigate warehouses.

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang [17 Dec 1976]

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