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Wapping Pier Head

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51°30'13"-00°03'46" show decimal

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Wapping Pier Head
Wapping High Street, London

Wapping Pier Head was originally designed to be a row of townhouses for the many rich merchants who made their fortune from the London Dock established at Wapping in the 19th Century. The houses overlooked a lock leading into the dock, which was still in use at the time Doctor Who was filmed here. However, the entire dock went through urban regeneration during the 1990s and is now residential, not to mention home to the News International buildings.

How to get here:

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Underground (East London): Wapping Station - Exit the station and head west along Wapping High Street until you reach Wapping Pier Head. Note: station closed until 2010, bus replacement service in operation. +

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Bus: Wapping Bus Map - Route 100 or D3 to "Sampson Steet". Then walk east on Wapping High Street to the Pier Head. +

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableSouth-West Quadrant

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Photograph taken: 13th August 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (2)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 16 Dec 1976
Chang searches for his master's cabinet in London streets.

 

 

Access: PublicStatus: recognisableNorth-West Quadrant

Photo

Photograph taken: 13th August 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 16 Dec 1976
Leela watches as Chang selects his next victim ...

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 13th August 2006 by Chuck Foster

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 16 Dec 1976
The Doctor leaves the mortuary.

The Talons of Weng-Chiang (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 16 Dec 1976
Leela watches as Chang selects his next victim ...

 

Additional Notes:

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The end of the row was converted into double-storey flats during the 1990s, built at the same time as the north-east quadrant (unused in the story) which was originally destroyed in the Second World War.

Where to walk to next?

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Wapping Old Stairs (The Talons of Weng-Chiang). Head east along Wapping High Street to the Town of Ramsgate pub; head down the alleyway to the stairs.

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St. Katharine's Dock (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Talons of Weng-Chiang). Head west along Wapping High Street until it becomes St. Katharine's Way. Continue along this and it eventually bears right, coming up beside the Dickens Inn at St. Katharine's Docks.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Curlew Street (Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.44 miles.

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Butler's Wharf (The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.46 miles.

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Shad Thames (Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.46 miles.

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Lafone Street (Resurrection of the Daleks): 0.49 miles.

Further links about the location:

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East London History - the history of Wapping Pier Head

Related Stories

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The Talons of Weng-Chiang [16 Dec 1976]

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