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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
London

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:

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Underground (District/Circle): Tower Hill - Exit the station and head south and down the steps towards the Tower of London; turn left and follow the path alongside and under the main road, then bear right and walk through to St. Katharine's Pier. +

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Bus: Tower Hill Bus Map - St. Katharine's Dock is to the right of the Tower of London (stops TH/TL). +

 

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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«prev photo next photo»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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Photograph taken: 13th August 2006 by Chuck Foster

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

 

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«prev photo next photo»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 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