Private Doctor Who Walking Tour of London | La Vacanza Travel

Private Doctor Who Walking Tour of London

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 3 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

This tour offers you the chance to explore London and see some of its leading sights whilst hearing all about their links to the hit BBC TV series Doctor Who. Along the way, you will see where the hit BBC TV series has been filmed in the capital over since its revival and regeneration in 2005 and will have plenty of opportunities for photos. Led by an experienced tour guide who is also a massive Doctor Who fan, you'll be able to chat with them between locations about your favourite episodes, villains, monsters, and actors who have appeared in the longest-running science fiction tv series in history!

This tour offers a great way of exploring London for anyone who loves the Doctor.

Perfect for all ages of Timelord, this tour is not to be missed!

Itinerary
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Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

After meeting your guide outside Monument Station on Fish Street Hill, you will walk over London Bridge. Here your guide will explain the history of this famous bridge, how it 'regenerated' in the late 1960s, and how there are now two London Bridges, one in London and the other in America. From this famous river crossing, your guide will show you The Tower of London, where the UNIT Black Archive is hidden, how filming took place inside the Tower for the 50th Anniversary special, and how The Tower of London took one of the jokes from Doctor Who and tweeted about their ravens!

From London Bridge, your guide will walk you to Southwark Cathedral which is nearby.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Saint Thomas Street, St Thomas St, London SE1, UK

From St Thomas Street we can, on a clear day, see the top of The Shard the tallest building in the United Kingdom. Standing over 300m tall. It was from this building where Miss Kizlet had her operation for the Great Intelligence in Series 7 of New Who.

On Saint Thomas Street you will learn how filming took place, why this particular street was used for filming, and how the Doctor Who team keep fans guessing about how public filming will fit within the overall structure of the series and episode.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9DA England

Mentioned in the episode 'The Lazarus Experiment', Southwark Cathedral's mentioned in the episode is not what it seems..... Outside this beautiful gothic Cathedral, your guide will explain how the actor who plays Lazarus has played more characters in Doctor Who than anyone else and how their involvement in Doctor Who lead to another major BBC TV series being commissioned which launched the international career of film star Benedict Cumberbatch.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, often called 'The Globe' by Londoners, is not only a unique building in the heart of London but also a site heavily associated with the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, his career and his personal life. Whilst outside The Globe, your guide will explain how the Doctor Who team managed to film at the Globe (and became the first TV show or film to do so) and how David Tennant has filmed at the Globe more than any other actor - even though he's never performed here on stage!

While stopped outside The Globe, not only will your guide reveal how the theatre was used in the episode The Shakespeare Code, but we will also tell you how this unique London landmark came into being and how it has a surprising link to a favourite Doctor Who villain.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

After travelling by public transport to St Paul's Cathedral, your guide will explain how Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece and the surrounding areas have been used throughout Doctor Who, including in the two-part Dark Water and Death In Heaven.

The guide will also explain the history of Saint Pauls's Cathedral, the important burials and memorials which have taken place here, and why one of the most famous landmarks in London is such a film-friendly location.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: John Adam Street, John Adam St, London WC2N, UK

John Adam Street is the filming location for No. 10 Downing Street in the Doctor Who episode Aliens of London/World War Three. This is the perfect place to stop for a photo and pretend to be Prime Minister.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Trafalgar Square, named after the 1805 battle of Trafalgar, is home to the National Gallery and the under gallery where the painting of Gallifrey Falls No More is housed.... or is it?

Whilst at Trafalgar Square, your guide will explain how the sequence in The Day of the Doctor with the Eleventh Doctor hanging from the TARDIS was filmed even though the square remained open to passersby and tourists.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

As we walk through the beautiful St James's Park, we will stop on The Mall to discuss the links between Doctor Who and the Royal Family. Your guide will also reveal how Doctor Who filmed the famous moment when the Titanic almost crashed into Buckingham Palace!

Finally, your guide will explain why Donna's grandfather was never meant to be a permanent feature of Doctor Who, why the actor who played him (Bernard Cribbins) was so important, and how London in Doctor Who isn't always London.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX England

Whitehall is the home of the British Government. Whilst walking through Whitehall we will tell you how the Doctor Who team managed to fake the destruction of Number 10 Downing Street (the home of the Prime Minister) during the episode Aliens of London/World War 3.

Whilst walking down Whitehall your guide will also point out some of the historic buildings that fill this area, explain why there are mounted soldiers on this road, and tell you why Film and TV production is so important to London.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

The Tour will start outside Big Ben, where we will talk about how the Doctor Who team managed to destroy Big Ben in the episode Aliens of London/World War 3.

We will also discuss how the nearby hospital, while not mentioned by name in the script of Smith and Jones, is clearly the one that is abducted by the Judoon and taken to the Moon.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6PB England

At this location, we will discuss the first sequences filmed in London for the new series of Doctor Who and some of the mistakes in the scripts of series 1. This location also allows you to stand opposite the London Eye and recreate the famous 'What?!' moment from the first episode of new who 'Rose'.

Remember you can always ask your guide to take a photo for you, or help you to recreate the scene from Doctor Who for you to film and take home on your smart phone.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Earl's Court, Exhibition Centre Warwick Road, London SW5 9TG England

The final location of the tour is Earls Court Tube Station. Outside Earl's Court is the famous Police Call Box, where you can stop and grab a photo. Feel free to ask your guide to take a pic of you and your group; they are always willing to offer advice on getting the best possible picture to make your friends back home jealous!

Duration: 5 minutes

Inclusions
  • Certified guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Fish Street Hill, Fish St Hill, London EC3R, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick clients up from any central London (TFL fare zone 1) location.


Return Details

Earl's Court, London, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours


User's Reviews

Rossella_F

05 Jun, 2023

Michael was very knowledgeable on all things Dr Who and London in general. I would recommend this tour as a great intro to London with a Dr Who slant

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