Last Alteration: Tuesday 10 September 2013

Tower of London

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51°30'29"-00°04'33" show decimal

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Tower of London
London, EC3N 4AB

The White Tower at the heart of the site has existed since Norman times, when William the Conqueror had it built to show his power in the country. Over successive centuries further monarchs added to the site, but ceased to be a Royal residency during the reign of Henry VIII (where it gained more notoriety for royal prisoners and executions!). However, by the late Victorian era it was a major visitor attraction, and is now a World Heritage Site.

Admission: as of May 2008, £16.50 (£15.50 online), or £38.00 for annual pass to all five historic palaces

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

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Walk: Head west and through the tunnel under the bridge; this brings you out by the Tower near to Traitor's Gate. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableTower Bridge Road

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The Christmas Invasion
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Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
Day dawns over the Tower.

The Christmas Invasion
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Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
UNIT staff stand on the walls of the Tower.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableOutside Traitors Gate

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The Christmas Invasion
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Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
The Prime Minister is taken to UNIT headquarters.

 

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The Christmas Invasion
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Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
The Prime Minister arrives at the Tower.

 

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The Christmas Invasion
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Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
A policeman looks up in shock as the Sycorax ship arrives above London.

 

Inside the Tower of London (ie. admission)

The Christmas InvasionScreen Shot
Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
Inside Traitor's Gate

The Christmas InvasionScreen Shot
Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
Inside Traitor's Gate

The Christmas InvasionScreen Shot
Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
Outside the White Tower

The Christmas InvasionScreen Shot
Filmed: 28 Jul 2005
Outside the White Tower

White Tower Roof (if anyone gets these, great!)

The Christmas InvasionScreen Shot
Filmed: 28 Jul 2005

The Christmas InvasionScreen Shot
Filmed: 28 Jul 2005

The Christmas InvasionScreen Shot
Filmed: 28 Jul 2005

Where to walk to next?

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Tower Bridge (The Web of Fear, Aliens of London). From outside Traitor's Gate head east towards the bridge, and up the steps onto Tower Bridge Road.

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Irongate/St. Katharine's Wharves (The Dalek Invasion of Earth). From outside Traitor's Gate head east to the bridge, and follow the tunnel underneath to the wharf on the far side.

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Old Billingsgate Market (Invasion of the Dinosaurs). From outside Traitor's Gate head west along the cobbles, and then continue onto Lower Thames Street.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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St. Katharine's Dock (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Talons of Weng-Chiang): 0.24 miles.

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Butler's Wharf (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.32 miles.

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Lafone Street (Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.33 miles.

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Shad Thames (Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.33 miles.

Production Notes:

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The appearance of the Tower within The Web Of Fear was shown as a still during episode two, which unfortunately no longer exists - there are also no telesnaps of the picture so we have no idea which angle the Tower was taken from.

Further links about the location:

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Historic Royal Palaces - The Tower of London

Related Stories

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The Web of Fear [15 Jan 1968]: Still used by Captain Knight during his Yeti briefing

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The Christmas Invasion [28 Jul 2005]

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The Day of The Doctor

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