1. Take a tour
Brit Movie Tours offers a Doctor Who Walking Tour, taking visitors on a capital adventure looking at Doctor Who locations from the past 50 years, accompanied a Whovian expert guide. Visitors will get to glimpse 15 ‘set-jetting’ locations, including sites featured in The Invasion, Remembrance of the Daleks and more recently, Rose.
Tours run at 11am on August 11 and 25, September 29, October 27 and over the 50th anniversary weekend, November 23 and 24. Each sessions runs for approximately 2 ½ hours and costs £12 for adults and £10 for children.
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2. Visit an iconic landmark
Many of the capital’s iconic landmarks have taken centre stage in recent times. When the Doctor met Shakespeare, they filmed inside Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Today, the Globe Exhibition and Tour gives visitors an opportunity to channel their inner David Tennant and learn more about this unique building and its most famous playwright.
Even the most upmarket addresses in London have featured in Doctor Who. Buckingham Palace narrowly missed being hit by the Spaceship Titanic in the 2007 Christmas special Voyage of the Damned, while the Slitheen infiltrated 10 Downing Street in 2005 episode, Aliens of London.
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Doctor Who Materializes at London’s Heathrow Airport
There are surprises in store for travellers as Doctor Who comes to life at the UK’s busiest airport, in the run up to the show’s 50th Anniversary
BBC Worldwide has teamed up with Heathrow to celebrate the longest running TV sci-fi series in the world, Doctor Who. From Tuesday 16 July, passengers travelling through Heathrow will be treated to a variety of exciting Doctor Who themed experiences including appearances from the famous Cybermen, TARDIS photobooths, displays of genuine props and memorabilia, and augmented reality hotspots.
Snap pictures of yourself and friends on alien worlds and being menaced by monsters from the comfort of our exclusive TARDIS photobooths. All (time) travellers should make sure they pick up a Doctor Who passport, containing out-of-this-world giveaways including a free episode to download, information about Doctor Who activities in terminal over the summer, and a free digital copy of Doctor Who Adventures Magazine to keep the kids busy.
To mark the launch of the partnership, on July 16 travellers through Terminal 5 will be able to enjoy special performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra of music from series. In addition, Doctor Who novelist Jenny Colgan, author of the recently released Doctor Who: Dark Horizons will also be signing books for fans on the day.
Amanda Hill, Chief Brands Officer for BBC Worldwide comments: “In its 50th Anniversary year we want to include fans around the World in our Doctor Who celebrations and this partnership with Heathrow is a fantastic way of capturing the attention of people from across the globe”.
Susan Goldsmith, Operations Director at Heathrow Terminal 5 said: “I am delighted that Heathrow has been chosen to host this much loved British iconic series. With visitors from over 180 destinations worldwide, as the UK’s only hub airport, Heathrow offers a fantastic opportunity to bring the Doctor Who experience to an international audience this summer.’
Steven Moffat, showrunner, said: “We are delighted to announce another extension to Heathrow’s world-beating facilities - all of space and time in a stylish blue box, complete with phone. Heathrow with time travel - nobody need ever be late again.”
This isn’t the first time the TARDIS has landed at the airport. Tegan- companion to the Fourth and Fifth Doctors - was an air stewardess, who challenged the Doctor to return her to Heathrow. He eventually managed in the 1982 adventure,Time-Flight, which used Heathrow as a filming location.
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Doctor Who location report with Jenna Coleman, Jemma Redgrave and Ingrid Oliver!
If you take the TARDIS to London, what sights you would you see? Continuing our Brit List: Summer of London series, we reached out to the cast of Doctor Who for their favorite hidden spots in Britain’s capital. What’s Karen Gillan‘s favorite café in London? Arthur Darvill‘s must-visit museum? Alex Kingston‘s choice place to take a stroll? Watch our interview to find out:
Karen on the Underground.
'Doctor Who' monsters have invaded London.
The creepy Peg Dolls - which appeared in the episode ‘Night Terrors’ - were spotted at Brook Green Children’s Playground in the capital yesterday (19.10.11) eerily riding on the seesaw in the middle of the night.
The monsters stopped off at the playground on their way to their new home at the ‘Doctor Who Experience’ at London’s Olympia where they will be joining the Time Lord’s other adversaries in the exhibition section of the attraction in time for half-term week and Halloween weekend.
'Doctor Who' fans can get be taught how to “walk like a monster” by the BBC show's choreographer Ailsa Berk on Friday October 28, and entry is free for children dressed as a character from the series accompanied by a paying adult.
Time-addled London is really quite pretty
The Streets of London.